Happy Landings

Dividing this walk into welcoming spaces was a step in the right direction.

Steve Bender
Happy Landings
<b>This circular stone terrace near the front door says that you've arrived. The shape of the circle is repeated in the arc of the steps, softening the entry up to the house.</b>
Ralph Anderson / Styling: Scott Martin

The Big Picture
Now return to the street to see the big picture. A mixture of colorful plants growing atop a stone wall separates the yard from the street. Paul took the idea from little towns in the English countryside where planted walls separate front gardens. Here it frames another welcoming space--a soft, green lawn with the terraces just behind. The slope that started out as a burden has become a beautiful asset.


"Happy Landings" is from the March 2008 issue of Southern Living.