A California Coast Retreat
By all accounts, this Corona Del Mar, California home at the end of a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood with a nice ocean view, had a lot going for it. Unfortunately, the home’s outdoor and garden spaces were uninspired. The home’s new owners, a couple with young children, turned to landscape designer Molly Wood to help them realize their vision.
“They wanted their outdoor garden to feel comforting, nurturing, and private,” says Wood, owner of Costa Mesa–based Molly Wood Garden Design. “It needed to feel special, like a cozy spot made just for their family.”
Wood’s soothing color palette laid the foundation for the calm retreat the family was looking for. The hardscape and plantings of the new landscape center around white and textured shades of green. Tones of pure white to ivory are predominate in the pavers, fire features, and seating spaces, as well as the home’s white-brick exterior.
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