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Asian-inspired Shade Garden

This thoughtful husband gave his wife an Asian-inspired shade garden with a cedar soaking tub for her 50th birthday - what a guy! They also wanted to encourage their teenagers and friends to congregate at home by including a fire pit and hang-out area outside. The hot tub and deck had to be designed around large existing conifers. The addition of the overhead structure provides visual interest as well as protecting the hot tub from sap and falling debris. This project illustrates skilled woodworking and a minimalist, textural plant palette. We created two separate patios - one for outdoor dining and one with a gas fire table. Lighting from FX Luminaire highlights the Japanese Maple and illuminates the stamped concrete pathways, creating a magical nighttime effect.