Shademaker umbrella creates a sense of intimacy and cools the space.
Water feature creates vivid shadow effects.
The combination of casual furnishings and bold patio design brings a more contemporary feel to the French Provincial home style.
Our clients love the suburban Hinsdale neighborhood they call home, and the French Provincial-style home they built reflects their architectural leanings in its steeply pitched roof, soaring windows and gracious proportions. But they felt their side yard needed a somewhat more contemporary treatment to balance out the home’s strict adherence to the Provincial style. They approached CSG about undertaking their project.
Our designer started with a ground plane featuring bands of vanilla brick pavers accenting the mixed bluestone patio pavers, with crushed bluestone gravel used as a decorative element and in the planting beds to pick up the slate blue of the roof. The clean, architectural plant palette includes evergreens, perennial beds, a small lawn space and annual urns. Casual Tropitone furniture was chosen for the dining area, while contemporary strap seating and pillows surround the fire pit. The 5-spout water feature casts striking shadows during the late afternoon, and fills the space with a deep watery resonance which drowns out street traffic. Night lighting is understated.
Above, an oversized shade umbrella protects guests from sun and rain, and lends a relaxed, easygoing vibe to the entire space. Squint and you can almost imagine yourself…in the French countryside perhaps?