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Native Surroundings | Boston Design Guide

Native Surroundings | Boston Design Guide

The most recent edition of Boston Design Guide’s Prelude magazine features one of our favorite properties in idyllic Wayland, MA. “The backyard of this suburban home abuts conservation land, a verdant wooded wonderland of pathways, fields, and wildlife.” Be sure to check out the complete article and don’t forget to enjoy the view!
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Voted Best Outdoor Fire Feature | Boston Design Guide

Voted Best Outdoor Fire Feature | Boston Design Guide

Boston Design Guide‘s “Best of BDG” is one our Instagram favorites. This week, a Blade of Grass was voted winner of their latest poll: Best Outdoor Fire Feature, With so many great entries, we are thrilled to have been chosen as the winner. If you’re not already a follower, be sure to check out our […]
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Welcoming Walking Paths & Gorgeous Gateways | Boston Design Guide

This month it’s one of our Duxbury properties in Boston Design Guide’s spotlight. We love everything about this estate – from the use of granite, the year-round gardens, to the stylish (and very inviting on a hot day) water features. As the weather warms and our thoughts turn to landscape design, Boston Design Guide is doing an amazing […]
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A Perfect City Courtyard | Boston Design Guide

One of our favorite “city” properties is featured by Boston Design Guide this month. This diamond-in-the-rough back patio in the heart of Boston’s South End was in rough shape when we got the call. But we think you’ll agree, the transformation is remarkable and we’re thrilled BDG noticed. Read their take on this unique project […]
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Prelude Highlights | Boston Design Guide

Another big “thank you” to Boston Design Guide for featuring us in their latest digital edition of Prelude, vol. IV. You can see our work in their “Making an Entrance” article (page 14) and also the “Outdoor Living” spotlight (page 18). So many beautiful designs in this edition – we’re in amazing company.
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History in the Making | Boston Design Guide

Our Belmont Carriage House project is getting noticed – a winner of the 2019 APLD Award for Residential Design, and this month a nod from Boston Design Guide. Architect Patrick Ahearn and our own Jim Douthit are featured in the article which includes several great shots of the property and dive into the strategy they […]
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Flower-free Gardens | Boston Design Guide

Flower-free Gardens | Boston Design Guide

Believe it or not, not every garden needs flowers. In fact, we’ve designed and installed many beautiful properties throughout the Boston area that feature only natural grasses, shrubs, and stone. Yes, it requires a thoughtful design to make these elements harmonize without the expected colors and textures of the traditional flower gardens, but our clients […]
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Sizzling Outdoor Kitchen Designs | Boston Design Guide

Sizzling Outdoor Kitchen Designs | Boston Design Guide

Looking for some professional advice regarding outdoor kitchens? Our Heather Lashbrook Jones sat down with the folks at Boston Design Guide to discuss a few of her favorite tips – from stone selection to the use of levels to create interest and a seamless flow. There many other great ideas included in their post, so be […]
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Our Origin Story | Boston Voyager

Jim Douthit sits with Boston Voyager to highlight his path from Hawaii to Boston and recount the humble beginnings of a Blade of Grass. An innate love of gardens, a few key connections, a lot of hard work, and two-plus decades later, the company has designed Boston’s most beautiful properties. To read the entire interview […]
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Backyard Weddings - Boston Design Guide

Wedding Worthy Backyards | Boston Design Guide

It’s wedding season and Boston Design Guide has a quick look at a few backyard options for the big day, including one of our properties. As designers we always consider it a high honor when our clients host an event as special as a wedding in their own gardens. If you’re in the throes of […]
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