Author Archives: Kelley Gerding

Belgian Beauty

The owner of this 1923 Belgian Tudor, an avid gardener, requested English perennial borders and a comfortable space to entertain with a causal – but chic – style. The Landscape Architect began by separating the space into three garden rooms: an entertainment terrace, open lawn space and a play fort for their young children to […]

Vintage Vibes

This whimsical outdoor space was transformed for the Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens. Design Principal Carrie Woleben-Meade juxtaposed the cottage-style home with a symmetrical layout of boxwood hedges dotted with white hydrangeas and layers of green. “The inside has a lot of bold colors, so I wanted to quiet it down and create a relaxing […]

HL Row On

Sophisticated Living July/August


Michigan Avenue Article

Chicago mag

Blended Elegance

The homeowners of this North Shore estate wanted to break from the customary approach to landscape design and blend a traditional formal garden in front of the property with a naturalized prairie landscape out back. Working in harmony with Mother Nature, Mariani elegantly blended distinct plant forms, textures, and colors that complement the home’s period […]