Container Additions Right at Home!

“Eye of The Day” Large Rectangular ‘Delos’ containers were added recently;brought on site to add impact, structure and curb appeal interest for the visible front entrance to update an established, overgrown, and now out of proportion to walkway with an existing boxwood border encroaching on the narrow brick path.

A Win Win when combined with interior views peering out each of the 4 windows from living room and dining room vistas, with the beautiful seasonal flowers at window level peering from both directions.

The actual pattern on these Georgian style-home entrance pillars of this Inviting Spaces By Kim ongoing clients are complimenting the pattern using the ‘Delos’ containers.  Very complimentary in combining the pattern on each pillar, replicating with the pillars and the ‘Delos’ containers.

Their juxtaposition fits in such now looking right at home img_4108as if always been here.

Here shall these ‘Delos’ containers remain aesthetically stunning for so many seasons to come!

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Quaint Gains Dramatic Curb Appeal for Neighborhood & Much More!

DSCN4656Summer 2016:Perennial Gardens Meet Outdoor Living & Farming For This Homeowner

The time has come with the interior fully updated, to focus on the exterior.

No space left behind here on this exterior makeover in Menlo Park!

Front, Backyard & Side Yards- Each Low water, Each Low Maintenance, Perennial based drought tolerant curb appeal and inviting for their friends and family to relax and enjoy these hand crafted consciously prepared cooked meals alfresco dining.

Request by client for me to create more distinct vistas from interior window views while practicality outside adding privacy from neighbors on 3 separate sides.

Factoring into planting design color scheme and plant selections is their clear message for minimalist their preferred style.

Creatively Adding Old World charming water feature fountain is soothing just looking at it. The colorful plantings by day and relaxing sounds are effective. In the evening, with blue and red colored low voltage lighting changing the tone and mood in subtle yet soothing complimenting plantings nearby. Subtle and stunning.

Additionally the crew updated new uses of a large underutilized backyard long ago was all grass and trees.

Welcome Home For Many Seasons to Come Home For Generations to Come


Perennial Gardens Meet Outdoor Living!

Outdoor Farm & BBQ Area Updated Combining Storage

Fire pit Area in progress. Gas line installed and adding the Fire pit when homeowner is ready.DSCN4633

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Abundant & Magical Mother Nature

The magic of Mother Nature is abundant here in the amazing growth in 6 weeks since completion. Last Friday, I was treated to an invitation to see all in person.

Photos do not do this project justice!


Karin is now considering adding a step stool to reach some of her future edible crops!

The Counter Height Custom Raised Boxes are proving to be perfect for planting, tending, harvesting!

The additional gift to receive as the “visionary creator” was the recipient of the most scrumptious tasting cucumber and blueberries I have truly ever tasted.

To harvest here is food for the soul and fuels our grateful hearts to appreciate the slices of earth’s impressive bounty.

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Lawn Goodbye: Hello Roses & Edibles

“Kim brought my dream garden to life, only better. Her knowledge of plants and her artistry and intuition worked magic on a previously overgrown and water guzzling landscape. Every vista is beautiful.”

Plenty of Beauty & Plenty of Bounty!

This is re-purposing and beautification of an established property in multiple areas on site in Palo Alto, CA.
The  project began with a request to remove grass in front and back yard and allow Karin to grow more edibles protected from local gophers preying on her yummy edibles and wreaking havoc with successful crop yield.

Space #1 Front of Home remove grass and reduce overgrown plantings.

Space #2 Courtyard remove excessive ground cover and ivy and replant with more perennial plantings.

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Space #3 Backyard: Lawn Goodbye:

Add Fruit Trees & Raised Vegetable and Herb Custom Height & Sized Boxes.

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Plus adding new border perennials on both sides  with year round seasonal interest and stunning  vistas from the second floor views to backyard.

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Blue Doors Mingle with Blue Pots

Cupertino, CA client had a beautiful blue door and one blue pot at front door. One thing leads to the next…in her garage we discovered there are 2 more small matching blue pots…
Fun begins adding a decorative blue gazing ball at the front door and 2 more patterned Larger pots placed along both sides of the entrance to welcome all these neighbors, friends and families.


An Inviting Entrance for these 4 units.

An absolute win win for everyone coming and going!

Everyone here wins coming and going!


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Be Grateful For Your Plateful

From my home and garden to yours…
This Sunday Bouquet is inspired by the Crape Myrtle, Maples & Ginko trees right here at home!
These trees are a precious focal point this time of year.
Definitely a feature here now in exquisite colors today with brilliant leaves of red and gold!


    “Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower.”  Albert Camus 


Thanksgiving is a daily occurrence in more ways than one for all of us…

Have a wonder-full week and Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours.

As we look at our full plates with gratitude for so much to be grateful about…

“BE Grateful for the plateful…”

Namaste, Peace and Blessings,


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Graduation Party Ripples Cozy Nook Day & Night

Cozy Corner Day & Night

Cozy Corner Day & Night

There is No Place Like Home!

Addition of The Fountain adds peaceful sounds to hear from inside or when in the new nook. Also drowns out the noticeable traffic passing day and night.

Typically Do-It-Themselves client residing for over 10 years living in San Carlos,CA
Initial project began in April when I was contacted by this fabulous realtor, shares hectic pace while working mega hours for her clients

Stay-cation for Star gazing, chit chats.

Stay-cation for
Star gazing, chit chats.

Dedicated and devoted wife and mother to her husband and senior in high school preparing to graduate and leave for college in the fall. Goal now is trying to fit in her own family needs for preparing and creating a backyard space to use for a large celebration planned for their daughter’s high school graduation party with family and friends happening in June 2015. We discuss the party scope, but I am already thinking how this will be a very inviting space for many years to come.

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This is when the fun begins for me!

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Idyllic for my “No space Too Small To Transform” motto
The beautiful addition with Terra Cotta tiling on this never before utilized side patio off the living room are now the place they seem to be spending more time enjoying when home than indoors!

Stay-cation for Solitude,
Card playing
Television watching by turning the tv around to face the patio!
Star gazing, and family time chit chats or small gatherings.

A selection for wonderful inviting destinations–


Casual conversations & Dart Board Fun!


DSCN3347 DSCN3348There is no place like home!



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