New Contributor! Garden tips with Teryl

Greetings!  My name is Teryl Ciarlo and I am the designer and owner of Teryl Designs Landscaping in Los Angeles, California. I am excited to be contributing ideas on how to create clean fresh looks of classic grace and balanced designs of symmetry for a stylish outdoor setting. To help you LIVE LIKE YOU, I will be sharing my design process on how to absorb a home’s existing tone, and reflect its flow outdoors as an extension of the interior and create an outdoor space perfect for entertaining and everyday living. As we continue to live in a new norm of more time at home, now more than ever is the time to create an oasis steps from your own front or back door.

Cheers,  Teryl

  1.  Set up outdoor sitting areas with strings of lights and hanging lanterns to give a “magical” feel. Boxwood and Pittasporum globes bring a whimsical symmetry to any garden.

2.  Al Fresco dining is a must when weather allows it. Placing a rustic dining table in the garden can immediately transport you and your guests to a “vacation feel” while dining and toasting with your favorite drink.

3.  While entertaining take seasonal cues form nature. Depending on the season, I will use sunflowers, fresh veggies form my garden or citrus from my trees.

4.  My husband and I both love blue and white so we chose that color palette for our home design. I have woven those colors into my outdoor space and entertaining to create an extension of my home to my garden.

5.  Use every corner of your home to create areas that are visually interesting. Eden Climbing Roses and round Boxwood globes create instant charm.
6. My home is always filled with cut roses and flowers. I just adore the fresh scent of of just snipped blooms. We are lucky to live in a climate that allows us to do this year around.
7.  Farm to table herbs and vegetables can be grown using raised garden beds. I am passionate about organic gardening using only ecofriendly sources and techniques.
8.  Bring some beauty to your outdoor cocktail station. Use your imagination. A quilt or duvet can add instant charm to a table. Decorative bowls, vases and garden stools blur the distinction between the home and garden.
9.  While we are all social distancing and entertaining in our backyards it is important to make the back gate a welcoming spot. These blue hydrangeas are the perfect pop of color and happiness to greet my guests.
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