Outside the Not So Big House

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Outside the Not So Big House

Creating the Landscape of Home

By Sarah Susanka; Grey Crawford (Photographer); Julie Moir Messervy

Taunton Press, Paperback, 9781600850202, 210pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2008

Description
In this groundbreaking book, noted landscape designer and award-winning writer Julie Moir Messervy and bestselling author Sarah Susanka reveal how to bring house and garden into perfect harmony. After all, who doesn't yearn for a landscape that is as well designed as the interior of their home? In "Outside the Not So Big House," Julie and Sarah teach you everything you need to know about the design concepts essential to extending your home beyond its four walls.
Lushly photographed and illustrated with vivid drawings, "Outside the Not So Big House" explores how to build pathways and journeys in your gardens; how to make the most of your site; how to use details to bring it all together. Twenty homes from across the country aptly illustrate these easy-to-grasp design ideas. Fans of Sarah's previous Not So Big books will be pleased to discover not only Julie's clear, concise prose but also a new vision for creating home.


Praise For Outside the Not So Big House

"There are gardening books that tell us what to plant and where. And there are architectural design books that tell us how our homes should look. But never the twain seem to meet. At least not until recently, when the two spaces -- home and garden -- wed harmoniously in the new book, "Outside the Not So Big House." "The Chicago Tribune"

"This beautiful book combines the best qualities of coffee-table attractiveness and excellent advice."
"-Christian Science Monitor"

"On my scale of one to 10, this outstanding new book rates a solid 10."
"-Miami Herald"

"A must read"
"-House & Garden magazine"

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