Courtyard Makeover

This is how it looked the first time I saw it. With almost no direction (which works pretty well for me), I was asked to design a makeover for this courtyard.

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So, faced with a blank slate that was crying out for *something*, here’s what I came up with. Please keep in mind that I hadn’t done a perspective drawing in a few years. (it’s not perfect, to say the least…)

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The client loved the design and gave the go-ahead. Yipee! Now, usually the finished product varies from the conceptual drawing  in varying degrees. Either the client requests changes mid-stream, I suggest a change because reality didn’t allow for something on paper, or any of several other possible reasons. But this time, the results matched the design with uncanny preciseness.

See?

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With the exception of the Wisteria not yet covering the arbor, this is definitely a plan that came together well!

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6 responses to “Courtyard Makeover

  1. girlzcan

    Gorgeous, Carla. The wisteria will be great!

  2. Carolyn

    Wow, Carla, beautiful! What a difference!

  3. Margo Manley

    These posts are so delightful and informative and encouraging !

    Just phoned to ask for tree i d of evergreen on Amesport’s side in NW far corner.

    My small brain is overtaxed by the “evil” upper respiratory lonnnng lasting scourge !

    Need to call the property manager as tree trimmers are working there this morning.

    You can also text me at 650 387 1219

    Thanks very much,

    Margo

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