It’s very gratifying when old clients love and respect your design ideas enough that they want you back to develop a different aspect of their property.  About a year ago while working in the office the phone rang, and I was pleasantly surprised to hear it was a former client requesting that we perform new work.  Years ago we completed a pool and pool house for the homeowners; a few years later we redeveloped their driveway and entrance to their home.  Now they wanted us to recreate a vision they had seen while traveling in Italy for their home.  We were able to work with their idea and fashion a beautiful metal arbor that spans their rear terrace overlooking the pool and pool house.  Intentionally spare in its proportions, the delicate metal structure was constructed last fall and planted with Bignonia, a semi-evergreen, flowering vine.  Just a few days ago I was nearby, so I stopped in to see how it was evolving one year hence.  It just happened to be a bright and beautiful September day and I couldn’t resist taking some photos.  Here are a few of my favorites:

a little piece of italy

a little piece of italy

 

in just one year the bignonia is already reaching across

in just one year the bignonia is already reaching across

the arbor

the arbor