Multi-functional entertaining spaces. This was a relatively small undeveloped back yard that was a wonderful palette allowing for transformation into a series of beautiful interconnected outdoor rooms. So much was included to delight the senses and add to the fun and sociability of this space. Patios, decks, pergolas with retractable shades, water feature, fire pit and more.

This beautiful home was built of stone and the mountain Landscaping blends wonderfully with the home and the surrounding mountains. Sustainable practices included in this project were the use of permeable paving for the driveway and pathways fire pit and patios, drainage to slow and distribute the flow of water throughout the garden, use of native plantings arranged according to water needs, good soil preparation, and use of mulch and a drip irrigation system. Elements included are patios, decks, pergolas, water features include naturalistic waterfall, fire pit and more.

A place for family and friends, entertainment, and relaxation.

The clients transformed their worn out deck with new furniture, artwork, and color.

An oasis of calm in a city side yard. This discerning client sought maximum use from an otherwise neglected side yard. Diagonal Trex decking is used here for a new deck in the narrow side yard to give the appearance of greater width to the space. A dining space and a living space are cleverly carved out and a statue of Buddha, a water feature, and a pagoda backed by naturalistic bamboo add to the Asian inspired / zen ambiance of the design.

A multi-functional entertaining space. This was a fun collaboration with a designer client who loves to entertain! A dull and empty back yard was transformed into a unified contemporary entertainment space for the entire family to immerse themselves in and enjoy to the full. Patios, decks, pergolas with retractable shades, water features include pool and spa, fire pit and more.

This garden design relates the story of the owners' life transition from simple Montana country girl to urban chic woman. At the center of the garden a formal rose garden, a walkway and seating wall, and from there the framed view of the past represented by the wilderness of Montana. The waterfall appears to originate beyond the garden. Naturalistic plantings compliment the overall effect and patios and pergolas ensure full enjoyment of the garden. A real joy!

A Kansas City home reflects the surrounding prairies. A mix of black eyed susans, yucca, and ornamental grasses form the basis to this gorgeous and exuberant mass planting full of texture and color in the front yard and driveway area of this Kansas City home

A place for contemplation.

The clients undertook and entire overhaul of the home and the garden in this project.
The garden design was bold to match the scale of the house and the surrounding land. Challenges included carving out intimate spaces and outdoor rooms, preserving the existing trees, and providing privacy whilst retaining important views.

A historic Tudor style home gets an English country garden. 

This garden was for a particularly discerning and fun client who required a complex layering of textures and subtle coloring to surround a series of patio areas, dining patio, living patio and breakfast patio, a pergola and a water feature. Also many of the plantings were designed to attract wildlife and the overall design was one of elegance, with a combination of naturalistic and formal plantings. All at the same time incorporating sustainable practices and a water wise design.

A Denver mid century modern home mixes style with luxury refinement. Perhaps the most interesting thing about this project was the implementation of a rain barrel system of storm water retention and use as the irrigation system for the plantings.

Timeless, classic and elegant. This was a delightful project to work on and offered an almost clean slate. The final design comprising small patio areas, a pergola, lounging area and a water feature felt perfect for the home which was Mediterranean style and perched at the top of a hill in Eagle Rock. 
Special attention was paid in the site planning and garden design to the water wise design of this landscape. Where possible the paving is unmortared with a sand base to ensure the return of valuable water to the soil and plantings. Plantings are arranged according to water needs, good soil preparation was paramount, plantings are irrigated by drip system and a good covering of wood mulch was used.

Emmet Culligan Artist Collaboration

High-end living in Park Hill

Contemporary classic in earth tones