Outside – Inside: designs that can be for both

Outside – Inside: designs that can be for both

These spaces are the epitome of indoor-outdoor living. If you moved them inside, you wouldn’t have to change a thing.

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Sheldon Landscape, part of the Schmechtig Landscapes family of companies, knows the power of design elements. Recognizing the exterior room concept trend is here to stay, the above Schmechtig InEx-teriors’ design project (photo above), evolved expressing an appreciation of the home’s aesthetics to create a complete and compelling exterior that is an extension of this Merchandise Mart DreamHome space (a 2010 project). Drawing on the fundamental points visible from the doors of this space, one can picture themselves entertaining family and friends or enjoying a private retreat experience of peaceful renewal by the waterfall feature.  The glass wall creates an illusion of looking upon the views of your landscape. The eco-friendly fireplace (EcoSmart available at Vesta, Chicago), entertainment and kitchen island serves as the centerpiece identifying the palette of colors for the overall plan.  The grill area’s glass tile, from Urban Archaeology, adds a little sparkle and illustrates a reflection of Mid–America Tile’s (Chicago Tile Institute) fireplace stone, with a sleeker and cleanable surface, while the Excalibur granite countertop from Global Marble and Granite Importers (Chicago Tile Institute) completes the modern elegance of the outdoor kitchen area.  The pergola structure gracefully wraps the dining and grill area providing intimacy.  The Cannes seating collection from Ebel provides both an entertainment and private retreat area and gently envelops the artisan sculpted Phillips Collection table.  Sophisticated chandelier from Kenneth Ludwig and outdoor fabric selections from Holly Hunt complete the inviting seating arrangement by adding exciting bursts of color and texture. The eco-friendly waterfall features a decorative glass backdrop infused with orchids to create an attractive calming focal point.  The soothing sound of the waterfall feature evokes feelings of serenity and meditation.  The symmetrically placed container pots provide seasonal color displays throughout the year.  Starting your day with your favorite morning beverage or ending the day with family and friends, this space provides everything you need for whatever suits your mood outside or in!