Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A New Carriage House

Her color theme was chosen long ago.

 Finally, her carriage house is being built. 
 Her dream is a garden seen throughout the years in magazines.
 Love that, easy for me to copy, below.
First day of digging they found a spring.  The elevation changed a bit.  Had to come back and tweak a short & low stone wall. 
Using evergreens, tea olive & wax leaf ligustrum, to block the neighbor's house, 2nd pic. 
Sent her an email every 6-8 months asking, "Started your carriage house yet?"  Honestly, you should have seen the Sanford & Son shed she was living with.  Past its prime, rotting, stuffed & with stuff sitting all around it. 
Their home is historic & it was important to site the new carriage house 'as if' it had always been there.  I lined it exactly parallel with the house.  As they did centuries ago.  And, not too far or too close to her home.
Garden & Be Well,      XO Tara
Pics take earlier this month.  Her other color is black. 


Cher' Shots said...

Oh oh, I want, I want!
'hugs from afar'

Kathy said...

I can't wait to see the gardens.
Carriage house is looking fabulous!

cindy hattersley design said...

Tara do you design all the garden structures as well? Impressive! Can't wait to see the gardens!

Tara Dillard said...

I work with architects. Good ones. Am quite demanding. As are clients.

Makes for a good team.

Smaller projects it's client, me & Magic Man.

We hit all price points.

Including husbands with free labor.


Anonymous said...


You take my breath away!!