Pink Stonework and Waterfalls: Guice Property by Paradise Restored

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When you step into this Guice property in West Linn, Oregon, the first thing you may notice is color: big, bright splashes of poppy-pink on umbrellas, chair cushions, blankets, seat covers, and throw pillows. But that’s far from the only visually delightful element in this compact landscape by Oregon’s Paradise Restored. There’s much more to be admired here: warm wood graces deck and walkway, latticework privacy fence, and a partial-shade pergola. And the stonework? Simply art. It makes up walls of an inviting fire pit, rough stones whose variegated surfaces shine and reflect color and light. It also makes up a patio with a meticulous design, its concentric circles echoing the rose fabric tones in an ingenious play of hardscape against soft surfaces.Stone also surrounds a more subtle feature: is that a pond?

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As a matter of fact, it is — both a stone pond and tiny waterfall are tucked into the corner, an interesting elemental counterpoint to the fire and the open-air view of sky above. Wood privacy fencing borders the remainder of the yard, but even that is not a hard edge, fronted as it is with lush plantings of small trees, native grasses, and trimmed boxwood in attractive vertical shapes. The use of mellow gray draws all the more vivid elements together in a soothing whole, from the hue of stone in planter beds to camp seats around the fire, and from the base of cushioned wicker loungers to the color of wrought-iron alfresco table. Welcoming, cheerful, and serene all at once, this space is a little piece of paradise from Paradise Restored.

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Written by Janet Butler

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Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).

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