May 2017 Magazine - Page 61

Expansive open spaces that blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living is achieved with the use of sliding pocket doors (disappearing walls) that seamlessly blend the two environments while also creating more livable area. The use of plants sof tens the edges of the modern space, while adding life and energy in a subdued way that makes us feel happier and recharged. renewed sense of mindfulness for the Earth and its ecosystems are big. “Nature scaping,” the practice of selecting and growing native plants to attract birds, insects and wildlife is used, along with the natural cooling effect of water that enhances the interior environment for the homeowner. Sustainable, environmentally conscious landscapes that reflect a 61