Kris Jones is a professional graphics designer of Red Door Designs. She hired me to help her with what seemed an impossible task. Kris wanted a private outdoor dining lounge in her tiny front landscape that was next to a public sidewalk. She told me on the phone that the property was so tiny there was no additional outdoor space.
While I was hired to create a design for the front, on the day I arrived the back porch was being torn down. I immediately realized we had the perfect opportunity to design a covered private dining room. The front dining patio idea had problems: too far from the kitchen, too public, and we couldn’t do tall screening plants without removing natural light from her living room. The end result is a semi public sitting area in a front courtyard patio that looks like a million bucks and a small, but highly functional, private dining room directly off her kitchen. I could see she had room for an 8′ x 8′ area, Kris needed a second pair of eyes to see the possibilities.
“Carol is not only fun to work with, but she is a creative out of the box thinker who is thoughtful, and has a deep knowledge of her subject. She is incredibly talented and helpful. She helped me put together a plan for my front patio area and my back covered porch. Now both areas feels like shangri la. I don’t have a green thumb and Carol was able to break things down in a way that really made it easy for me to achieve my exterior planting goals.
I really look forward to working with Carol again in the future.”