Lifeless Courtyard Gets a Fresh Start

Expecting to start a project working on a staircase, landscape designer James Bertrand saw an outdoor space he just had to rescue.
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Dreary Before

Before the redesign, this courtyard was under utilized and lacking in style, featuring only old plants and broken concrete.

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New and Improved View

New plants that surround a brand-new bluestone patio instantly give this courtyard a more fresh and uplifting feel. Since it can be seen from most rooms of the home, a show-stopping display was definitely a must.

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Courtyard for Entertaining

Now featuring plenty of comfortable outdoor seating, this outdoor space (which was once only used to house a basic table and grill) is now the heart of the home and a great place for entertaining.

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Walking on Water

"The floating bluestone step stones for the water give a picture of walking on water, though they’re held up underneath," explains landscape designer James Bertrand. "They offer a big 'wow' factor."

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Day and Night

A tree growing in the center of the courtyard offers plenty of shade,while charming lanterns along the path ensure visibility at night, making outdoor dining a pleasant experience any time of day or night.

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