As 2020 comes to a close, we look back on how this year made us appreciate the outdoors more than ever…we spent increased time outside creating more usable living spaces to enjoy, transforming our backyard’s into vacation “getaways,” and de-stressing from the everyday.
With 2021 on the horizon, we want to continue to help you and your families get out and embrace your personal, outdoor spaces. LaurelRock’s Senior Landscape Architect, Mark Sorosiak, shares his expertise on the Top 2021 Landscape Architecture & Design Trends we can expect to see in the industry and how to bring them to life.
1. OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS THAT INSPIRE COMFORT + CONVERSATIONS
It’s time for relaxation! Curate a warm and inviting outdoor space by incorporating features that include pergolas, outdoor dining rooms, kitchens, art & sculpture, outdoor fire features & heaters, and plant materials that deliver a year-long sequence of color and texture. We inspire homeowners to slow down, share their spaces with family and friends, and relish life’s moments, no matter what season it is!
2. ENGLISH COTTAGE GARDENS
Create a garden filled with grace and charm instead of grand formality. How do we do this? Incorporate native and traditionally dense plantings into the design to give a feeling of unplanned naturalness. Areas can simply be bisected by a pathway through the backyard or tucked up against the back of the house surrounding the yard. Several plantings can include Allium (Giant Onion), Amsonia, Coreopsis (Calliopsis), Delphinium (Larkspur), Monarda (Bee Balm), Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan), and more.
3. CLASSIC BLUE
Let your indoors and outdoors be inspired by color. The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year, Classic Blue, will continue to trend for use year-round in outdoor spaces, as it’s reminiscent of summer. Incorporate blue into your design as a dominant garden color or accent in your landscape and planters. Several plantings can include Aster, Eryngos (Sea Holly), Muscari (Grape Hyacinth), Hyacinthoides (Spanish Bluebells), Hydrangeas, and more.