Home Outside

Home Outside

Creating the Landscape You Love

Book - 2009
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Would you like to make your outdoor living spaces a beautiful, functional extension of your home?

Home Outside will give you all the big picture design concepts you need to create an outdoor paradise -- and all the step-by-step details to bring your vision to life.

Acclaimed landscape designer and award-winning author Julie Moir Messervy takes you through seven key concepts that can help you transform your landscape -- and your lifestyle.

  • Pleasure Ground
  • Lay of the Land
  • Big Moves
  • Finding Your Comfort Zone
  • Making It Flow
  • Placing the Pieces
  • Sensory Pleasures

For every part of your property, the author helps you see it through the eyes of a designer -- explaining concepts in simple, understandable language and providing great tips for pulling it all together.

You'll learn how to create a front yard that's warm and inviting to friends and neighbors. A backyard that's friendly, functional and relaxing for any kind of entertaining.

And for those quiet moments you may need from time to time, you'll learn how to create peaceful spaces that feel like your own private sanctuary.

With all the insights of Julie Messervy, 358 photos and 72 drawings, Home Outside delivers everything you need to make the great outdoors an important part of your home.


An Outside-the-Box Guide to Outdoor Living. Lets face it: most of us have the confidence to improve the inside of our homes with a fresh coat of paint, new rugs, furniture, and fixtures. But when it comes to the outside of our most prized possession, we dont know where to start. Thats where Julie Moir Messervys Home Outside comes in. The acclaimed landscape designer walks the reader through the process of turning any property into the home outside youve always dreamed of. Focusing on key concepts like Finding Your Comfort Zone and Placing the Pieces, Messervy presents breathtaking plans for remarkable front and back lawns, entertainment areas, and contemplative retreats, as well as innovative ways to create a better flow between the inside and outside of a house.

Publisher: Newtown, Conn. : Taunton Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781600850080
1600850081
Branch Call Number: 712.6 Mes
Characteristics: 249 p. : col. ill

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Sep 02, 2011

In my next lifetime I'm going to be RICH! I would love to implement at least a dozen of these landscape ideas-- some are simple suggestions and others are on a big scale. The photography is fabulous--sit down with a glass of wine and dream.

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