Designing with Water and Space

How to bring water, nature, beauty and enjoyment into your home.

Just Add Water: The Science of Water and Wellbeing

Let's look at the Science of Water and Wellbeing. This is the first in a series of articles inspired by Wallace J. Nichols, a PhD who has turned his passion for water into his life’s work...

Creating Harmony Through Architecture, Water and Space

Let’s explore how to create harmony through architecture, water and space. In our series on creating your own WaterSpace, we’ve focused so far on the elements of landscape design, but there’s another essential design element—your home’s architecture—that you want to keep in harmony with your plan. The idea of bringing harmony through architecture involving the ...

“Spools” The Joy of Small Space WaterSpaces

There’s a small space trend that has become really big in custom pools. They’re called “spools,” and they’re popping up everywhere. As a designer and builder, I like the challenges small spaces present. You have to do more with less space, and that focuses everyone—clients, designers and builders to think differently. There are many reasons ...

Color Choices In Pool Design – How to Talk About Color

I make lots of color choices and design decisions at work, but my wife picks the colors in our home. Some people think professional designers dictate color choices. That’s old school. Today, most people want to make their own decisions. That’s the way it should be when you work with a designer (or spouse), whether ...

The Tao of Texture in WaterSpace Design

Texture is an element that means more to landscape architects and WaterSpace designers than the word suggests to others. A recent debate with my wife over a bathroom remodel reminded me just how far apart that understanding can be. She is subscribed 100 percent to the clean, modern contemporary style that has become the leading ...

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