Date: February 14, 2011 |
OCCUPATION: Landscape designer and contractor. My husband, Brad, and I have owned our business, Nature Company, for 27 years.
BEST KNOWN FOR: Residential landscapes. I’m not known for one style, because I suit the style to the client; I consider listening to them—learning what they want and how they want to enjoy their yard—the most important element of my job. But in my own garden, I’m known for a bit of controlled chaos: a garden with good bones and a softness that plays off the structure.
LIVES IN: West Little Rock, in a contemporary home that we renovated and moved into last summer. We’re still growing into and learning this house.
MY FAVORITE PART OF MY HOUSE IS: By the fireplace, which is in the open living and kitchen area we created during the renovation. When our daughter Kate and son Hayes are home, it’s a wonderful place for all of us to hang out. And our dogs, Amos and Tucker, curl up next to the fireplace with me and instantly fall asleep.
I’M MOST AT HOME: In our new bedroom, which has lots of glass with three big windows overlooking our wooded backyard. Our bed is situated with a view of the woods, and it’s pretty wonderful.