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.
- 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.