Roche + Roche is family-owned landscape architecture firm located in the beautiful Northern California city of Sonoma. Led by Landscape Architect David Roche and Landscape Designer and Horticulturist Nancy Roche, the prestigious firm also benefit from the skills and experience of Senior Landscape Architect Salvador Dávila and Landscape Designer Iain Pryor. Roche + Roche has a unique perspective, using their conception of “soft fascination” to create truly stunning rural contemporary designs.

Urban Oasis is a Seattle-area landscape design firm specializing in creative, sustainable outdoor spaces. Founded in 2010 by Landscape Architect & Project Manager Carrie Culp and Field Supervisor and Quality Control Manager Trevor Daley, the team now also includes Landscape Designer Cory Egan. The group is skilled in creating beautiful and enjoyable backyard landscapes as well as in constructing outdoor structures, kitchens, and fireplaces that expand the definition of outdoor living.

 

Falling leaves, cozy bonfires, and abundant harvests: rustic style just makes sense in the autumn. This season, play up woodsy, natural design elements to create a fall look for your home or cabin that accentuates the beauty of fall and also accommodates cooler temperatures. We’re sharing some of our favorite outdoor accessories that will help you bring charming bucolic atmosphere to your outdoor rooms — whether you live in the big city or live surrounded by the forest’s changing hues.

Interested in taking steps toward lowering your energy consumption and achieving a zero-carbon footprint? You’re not alone. In 2016, the U.S. solar market grew in leaps and bounds, as people increasingly reduced their reliance on the grid with clean energy solutions at home.


Summer’s almost over, but there’s still time to reap the benefits of the investments you’ve made to your outdoor living spaces. Love splashing in the pool, cranking up the tunes or watching baseball on an outdoor TV? Enjoy creating al fresco meals, pizza dinners or craft cocktails in the outdoor kitchen? Maybe the highlight of your summer has been hosting outdoor game nights or soirees around the firepit. No matter your favorite outdoor summer activity, every upgrade you make to your outdoor space translates into increased enjoyment during the outdoor living season.