Fairy Yardmother Landscape Design

by Kathy Oberg, Landscape Designer, Los Angeles, CA.

Thank you for visiting my site. I enjoy bringing you pictures of gardens, plants, and ideas from sunny Southern California. I love sharing after-photos that show how my landscape plans, plant lists and layouts come to life.
As a designer, I use plants to create drama, provide color and form, and compliment the architectural style of your home.
I strive to provide a buffer from sun, street, and neighbors while still fostering connections.
Inspired plant choices and site layout can make any space a success.
I am a Certified Watershed Wise Professional, with techniques to improve soil health and keep more water on your property.
I can help you makeover your patio, paths, planting areas, or entire property. I will consult with you, choose a look you love, and compose a plan and plant list to update your landscape, re-using what you already have wherever we can.
Each project is different because it is about making your space really shine.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fences -- Modernist, Geometric

Saw this new fence along Hyperion in  Silverlake, California. Such an interesting take on simple materials. The gray slats are similar to a composite decking material. I think this fence is a perfect example of the power of design to influence the final product. These materials could make a nice, clean, unremarkable fence. For the same amount of materials and similar cost, one can design something striking and unique. It's all about vision, concept and creativity.

I think it's quite successful, but it does not blend well with the properties on either side of it. I guess it depends on how much that matters to you. In Los Angeles, each property can be so radically different from the one next-door, that we are probably more forgiving of a complete lack of architectural consistency, but it was quite noticeable here.

1 comment:

  1. I would hate to have it next to me. I'd grow vines over it to cover it up, but it would look good in an industrial estate.