By: Mitchell Knapp on March 28th, 2016
As a new spring season is upon us, we are finding many homeowners and business owners are opting to include elements of contemporary landscape design into their new properties. Whether they are looking to create new outdoor living spaces, add a new inground swimming pool, build an outdoor patio with entertainment space, or an outdoor fire pit or fireplace, homeowners seem to be following a more modern design trend. We are seeing more and more the clean, cool, modern choices our clients are leaning towards incorporating into their homes. Gray and white tones in materials, bolder blues in the pools, simpler gardens in their landscapes, sleeker furniture lines and modern planters throughout the property.
While there are endless different ways to incorporate a modern approach into your home or business, the main visions and values are true throughout. Contemporary landscape design embraces the ‘less is more’ approach in its style and architecture. Whether it is in a house design, furniture design, landscape design, or commercial building, this style will hold true. All excess materials and specimens are stripped away, leaving a cleaner and bolder overall design for the entire property.
The use of clean sharp lines, cool colors and materials, geometric shapes, repetition and strong contrast are used today in creating a contemporary landscape design space. By using the less is more approach, there is a strong visual focus on the elements that matter, and a finer attention to the details within the project. Every material used in a contemporary landscape design is carefully crafted to ensure the final product is clean and precise and serves a purpose.In designing the contemporary landscapes, simple and select plants and flowers are used to match a color scheme and blend naturally into the existing space. Proper maintenance is needed to keep straight lines and order in annual plantings.
When working with our clients, our designers and architects design will use bold forms, repetition, geometry and contrast to create strong visual connections between the landscape and architecture. A less-is-more approach makes every element more important and heightens your perception of space, color and movement. Creating a new contemporary landscape design for our clients is one of our specialties. If you are interested in incorporating a new contemporary element to your property we are here to help and would love to set you up with one of our designers. We have over 40 years experience in designing the modern, clean, and sleek outdoor living spaces that are popular today.