Today's Design: North Texas Garden

As many of you know, I sometimes work as a design consultant for Midwestern Construction here in Dallas. I haven't shared any of that work here yet, but I think it may be time to start.

Right now I am involved with an outdoor living space project that is turning out to be just gorgeous. It doesn't hurt that the space we're dealing with is already stunning. What I love most about the property is that there are several little nooks creating outdoor spaces for separate activities. The most recent part of this project is the side garden. 

This side garden is right next to the rest of the space, but is somehow secluded and has a very private feel. The first day I saw the space it was completely blank. Working with the homeowner and Mark Greer from Midwestern Construction, we mapped out a space perfect for quiet entertaining, a little gardening, or just a spot to enjoy a moment alone with a good book or glass of wine.

North Texas Garden by Sam Henderson for Midwestern Construction

The progress so far has been amazing. Where there once was just a blank wall there is now a tiered planter. The steps run up the center to allow easy access to plants. They can also be used as a home for potted plants or as seating for the adjacent conversation area. There are more surprises in store for this area so stay tuned. The entire garden area has been filled in with flagstone and slow growing grass. This allows for a natural feel while tying in nicely with the nearby, hard-scaped surfaces of the patio and pool areas.

North Texas Garden by Sam Henderson for Midwestern Construction

Next on the list was a planter box built just outside the homeowner's office window. This planter will primarily be home to flowers to provide beautiful views from the desk. Little birdies add to the cheerfulness. It's those small details that will make the completed project so special.

North Texas Garden by Sam Henderson for Midwestern Construction

Not only does the homeowner have a keen eye, but also a green thumb. Much of the space will be used to grow flowers and vegetables. One large planter is already filled with citrus and just on the other side of the wall is a collection of pots growing an incredible variety of tomatoes.

North Texas Garden by Sam Henderson for Midwestern Construction

There are still many pieces of the project to complete including some refinishing, installing trellises, and lots of planting. I promise full coverage of the finished project when it is ready.

By the way: If you are in the North Texas area and looking for top-notch commercial or residential construction or remodel, be sure to contact Midwestern Construction. You can also reach them through me here or via any of my social media outlets.