Design is Everything  

 

 

Everything great starts with great design. This is true for fashion, architecture, cars, jewelry, furniture, software, aircraft, and transit systems. This is true of great gardens, too.

 

 

Ray-Ban Wayfarers

Ray-Ban Wayfarers

Designed in 1956, Wayfarers were a revolutionary break from metal framed glasses of the past. They have since become one of the enduring icons of fashion of the 20th century.

Audrey Hepburn's LBD

Audrey Hepburn's LBD

In the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Audrey Hepburn popularized the Little Black Dress (LBD). The one pictured was designed by Hubert de Givenchy and put his career into overdrive.

Cartier 1917 Tank Watch

Cartier 1917 Tank Watch

The tank watch, inspired by tanks in WWI, is one of the most copied designs of all-time. Princess Diana and Jackie Kennedy wore the tank watch.

Triumph TR2 Sportscar

Triumph TR2 Sportscar

Produced by Standard Motor Company in the UK between 1953 and 1955, the model TR2 is still recognized as a special design by car collectors the world over.

Christian Louboutin Pumps

Christian Louboutin Pumps

The design of Louboutin pumps is both classic and modern, with its sky-high heels and trademark red soles.

Chanel No. 5 Perfume

Chanel No. 5 Perfume

Launched in 1921 by fashion designer Coco Chanel, No. 5 caused a revolution in the perfume industry. It used 80 ingredients to design a fragrance that didn't smell like a single flower. Today, No. 5 is called "The Monster," as it out-sells all other perfumes by a huge margin.

Alessi "Juicy Salif"

Alessi "Juicy Salif"

Designed in 1990 by Philippe Starck for the Italian design company Alessi, the "Juicy Salif" lemon squeezer made the point that kitchen equipment could be both functional and Art.

Eiffel Tower, 1889

Eiffel Tower, 1889

Designed and built by engineer Gustav Eiffel for the 1889 World's Fair, the tower was never meant to be a permanent fixture. Instantly recognized as a design icon, the tower has become the symbol of Paris.

Songs for Swingin' Lovers

Songs for Swingin' Lovers

Frank Sinatra was a pioneer in the music industry and is credited with designing the concept, or theme, album. The "Songs for Swingin' Lovers," released in 1956, is often viewed as Sinatra's best work. And, Sinatra himself was a style icon.

Tiffany Blue Box

Tiffany Blue Box

Designed by New York jeweler Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1906, the trademark blue box has come to mean elegance, exclusivity and fine craftsmanship.

Design thinking is what separates great garden design from “just OK” design. Great design is important in a garden because gardens take time to establish; it is not easy to move mature trees, for example.  

 

If you’re like most people, a house is the largest investment you’ll make in your lifetime. Whether you’ve spent hundreds of thousandsor millions of dollarsthe house and its surrounding property are part of your investment.

 

Having bought a house, some homeowners make no investment in their front garden or backyard other than laying some grass or sticking a few shrubs in the ground. Or they want to create a beautiful front garden and backyard themselves, but don’t know where or how to start.

 

At DesignMyGarden.ca, we help homeowners with garden design and landscaping consulting to increase your enjoyment of your home while you live there and to increase the resale value of your home when it’s time to sell. (And, when it’s time to sell, many homeowners invest in staging—which is really interior design—as part of many realtor agreements.)

 

Our garden design creates curb appeal in your front garden and a private oasis in your backyard, for you to enjoy.

 

Garden design has huge value. 

 

Even if you're not planning to sell any time soon, landscaping can bring a recovery value of 100% to 200% at selling time, according to an article in Money Magazine

 

Recent surveys have confirmed that professional landscaping and garden design provide the highest rate of return on any home improvement investment including bathroom and kitchen renovations. You can add between 10% to 15% to the selling price of your house with professional landscaping and garden design. 

 

Our speciality at DesignMyGarden.ca is using living plants to best advantage. We focus on the special and unique plants, shrubs and trees that solicit envious comments from your neighbours, family and friends. Many landscaping companies push hardscape such as patios, decks and pools, but these do not provide the same benefits as a garden full of trees, shrubs, and flowers.
 

In many ways, smaller properties create unique landscaping and garden design challenges. It is much harder to create a great small garden design.

 

We prepare a professional landscape design or garden design that you can then have fun planting yourself. We design. You dig.™ Professional landscape design and garden design at affordable prices. 

 

Or, you can hire a crew from our qualified landscape installation partners*

 

It’s up to you.

 

*All negotiations and agreements are handled directly between the homeowner and the Landscape Partner. 

 

Japanese garden design concept for Toronto cleint
Persian garden design concept for Oakville client
A birdbath is the focal point in a Toronto garden design

Garden design and landscaping consulting in Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Mississauga, Etobicoke, and Toronto.