Looking Outside

Since we’ve bought our house, I’ve concentrated so much on renovating and decorating the interiors that I’ve neglected the exterior, especially the landscaping. Besides painting the brick, we really haven’t done much to improve curb appeal or even make the space more enjoyable to spend time in. So when I found out about Tilly and their easy to use online platform for landscape design, I signed right up.

Some of our biggest challenges with our exterior are our really, really long front yard with no trees, our slender driveway, and wanting a little more privacy between our house and our neighbors. Working with my Tilly designer, we talked through our challenges and hopes for the space, the types of plants we like, budget, and how much time and care we want to spend on the landscape. I filled out a quick survey, we had a video call and I confirmed all the measurements of the space, and then they put together our plans. It was so easy! And so affordable for a custom design. Our renderings are gorgeous and I hope to put them to practice soon!

The breeze block walls were one of my absolute favorite elements to the design, they are such a fun addition to our midcentury ranch and really helped cut down our elongated front yard. And the succulents were exactly the Palm Springs aesthetic I was looking for. My designer noted my love for our Italian Cypress trees and added three more to the other side of our yard. I’m also so excited to spruce up our deck and firepit with some hardscaping and planting around the existing beds. It really elevates the space.

If you’re looking to enjoy your outdoor space this spring and summer, now is the time to get started planning. Tilly is a women-owned online landscape design firm, founded by a landscape architect that makes designing your outdoor living space custom, easy and beautiful. And if you’re like me and don’t know where to start, use code Margaret10 for 10% off your custom design today.

*This post was sponsored by Tilly.