Take a cue from nature, turn down the volume—take time for a breath of fresh air.
Soft, calming, natural colors—titanium and aluminum—are the base colors for the patio, seen in the planting containers, water basins and sculptures made of concrete and hypertufa. Colored-glass mosaics add sparkle and interest in a range of soothing blues, calming greens and sparkling mirror. Still water in shallow basins invites birds to add animation and natural entertainment to the setting.
The simplicity of the hardscape provides a stage for a mixture of annuals and grasses designed to provide controlled thrillers for height, fillers for color and spillers to soften and enliven. New low-maintenance marsala-hued annuals take the lead, accented with greens, whites and deep blues.
The patio is rectilinear on one side combined with a curve on the other. This is enhanced and reiterated by the angles and curves of the containers and sculptures. Indeed, the nesting cone planters follow the curve of the patio. The patio features a wide, low wall edged with the containers, leaving plenty of room for the patio furniture.
Relax and enjoy the warm breeze on the patio, Outdoor living should bring people together, and outdoor furniture should be equally comfortable, stylish, affordable, and durable enough to outlast a scorching Kansas City summer by the pool. Gather your friends, kick off your shoes, grab a cool glass of lemonade and stay awhile.