Friday, April 27, 2012

One Step Closer...

Copyright Joanne Yordanou
YAY!!! We passed the Committee of Adjustment from the City to allow for slightly more coverage on our lot and a side yard stairwell to the basement, which is not only very handy, but allows for lots of light to come in. YAY!!!

So here's what it looks like with the colouring of this Chris Parrott home:

via Chris Parrott Homes

My only conundrum, is what to choose for the siding around the 2nd floor window. There is stone and cedar. I'm thinking this should be stone too. Any thoughts???

And then for the Landscaping: I'm a bit of a formal lass in the garden, growing out of my English Cottage phase, and am leaning towards this...

Boxwood housing pretty little trees...

A carpet of Pachysandra a lots of Hydrangeas...
Last two: via Houzz
via Pinterest

But this is my favourite...
via Alex Smith Garden Design
But how about that siding question above? Any suggestions??? Please????

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Garden Ideas

Getting close to moving-out-temporarily day and I really should be getting moving quotes. Instead I am confounded on what to do with the backyard. There will be an iron fence to match our neighbours, but I need a focal point, something lovely to gaze at from the deck.

There won't be a brick wall, but this pond is lovely:

via Howard Design Studio

via Alex Smith Garden Design
 Love love love this one.... and it look easy to keep!
via Alex Smith Garden Design