If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then Tommy and Martha Antoon are about to receive the ultimate compliment. We suggest you follow their lead in your yard. Though the look is high-end, the techniques are adaptable when thoughtfully executed. Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects designed this resort-like haven for the Alexandria, Louisiana, family, and the firm certainly didn't hold back on design details that make a difference. Here are several that anyone can do.
A change in levels can add interest to a deck or patio and provide seclusion for relaxing or dining. A bench along the edge offers seating and doubles as a railing while maintaining the view. When the distance to the ground measures no more than 4 feet, a bench such as this may suffice for the railing.