CRISP AND MINIMALIST
This recently remodeled home needed a fresh and modern entry to match the new exterior. Colored concrete slabs floating in hama pebbles and tufts of mondo grass lead to the front door; natural basalt stone edging along the narrow driveway create more space for getting in and out of cars. The planting requires minimal maintenance. Plants were chosen for foliage, form and color rather than flowering. A mix of wispy evergreen and perennial grasses in blue-gray, chartreuse and silver, bold agaves and New Zealand flax and a delicate Japanese maple stand separated by clean, negative space. The effect is striking in its simplicity and is highlighted at night by gentle uplighting and angular path lights that echo the angles of the path itself. In the backyard sculptural plants compliment strong, angular pots.