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Curb Appeal: Entryway

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Curb Appeal: Entryway Apr 18, 2011 You only have one chance to make a first impression. So, what constitutes a first impression? If you are meeting someone for the first time, it is your demeanor, your handshake, your smile, and the words you (hopefully, carefully) choose. If someone is coming to your house, it starts […]

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Hardscape Design for the Urban Garde

Hardscape Design for the Urban Garden

Landscaping

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hardscape Design for the Urban Garden Apr 11, 2011 Hardscaping is an essential component of the urban landscape. The use of retaining walls, paving, sculptures, planters, birdbaths, benches, and other nonliving garden features help create focal points and visual boundaries between outdoor areas. There are many schools of thought regarding proper balance and focus within the […]

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IN THE NEWS: Deck, Patio & Pool

In The News

UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS This Chicago family replaces one blasé deck with two beautiful spaces: one for family, one for fun. Written by Jason Miller Photography by Nathan Kirkman | Produced by Shirley Remes Everybody needs a quiet outdoor space to recharge, even smack-dab in the middle of a big city. And although Justin and Kim Friesen’s […]

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IN THE NEWS: Luxe Magazine

In The News

Style Makers | Luxe Magazine Summer 2010 URBAN OUTFITTER DENISE ROSENBLOOM Denise Rosenbloom is more than a landscape designer: She’s a bona fide environmental artisan who uses form, function and flow to reflect a home’s intrinsic nature. The owner of Botanical Concepts Chicago, Rosenbloom hasn’t always been an urban innovator. She perviously owned a clothing […]

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Luxe Magazine Spring 2010

IN THE NEWS: Luxe Magazine

In The News

Fresh Start | Luxe Magazine Spring 2010 FRESH START Written by Thomas Connors Photograph by Bianca Rosenbloom ON DECK With its ipe floor, pergola, lattice-topped brickwork and handsome plantings, this deck atop the garage – designed by Botanical Concepts Chicago – is an utterly elegant oasis in the city.

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Chicago Tribune Summer 2009

IN THE NEWS: Chicago Tribune Summer 2009

In The News

Chicago Tribune Summer 2009 THE AIR UP THERE Rooftop terraces an ideal place to unwinde by Monica Kass Rogers On warm weekend evenings, rooftops along many Chicago alleyways wake to a Ravinia-like second life. Wine flows, lights glow, and music and laughter mingle with the rustle of garden leaves and grasses. The tantalizing smell of […]

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IN THE NEWS: Crain’s Chicago Business – The View Outdoors

In The News

Crain’s Chicago Business – The View Outdoors September 2008 THE VIEW OUTDOORS The outdoor season around Chicago may be brief, but homeowners and landscape designers find ways to make the most of every day of it. Encompassing everything from ponds stocked for bass fishing to gourmet outdoor kitchens, these outdoor spaces encourage family interaction, elegant […]

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CS Interiors Front Page

IN THE NEWS: Chicago Social Interiors Spring 2008

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Chicago Social Interiors Spring 2008 Established in 1998, Botanical Concepts is known for their exceptional designs and ingenious use of space. From the lush gardens and decks of residences throughout Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, to expansive rooftop deck gardens in Chicago’s Loop and Gold Coast high rises, this dynamic mother/daughter team consistently surprises and delights their […]

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Garden Rooms Front Page

IN THE NEWS: Garden Rooms Fall 2006

In The News

Garden Rooms Fall 2006 SKY HIGH SERENITY An urban couple calls on a landscaper’s interior design skills to create a peaceful, plant-filled sanctuary in the frenzied heart of Chicago. By Steve Slack Photography by Kritsada | field editory: Shirley Remes Deadheading daisies often follows dessert at alfresco dinner parties hosted by Chicagoans Tom and Pat […]

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Chicago Home Fall 2006

IN THE NEWS: Chicago Home Fall 2006

In The News

Chicago Home Fall 2006 ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING For these empty nesters, moving back to the city meant returning—with pleasure—to modernism by Gina Bazar photography by Alan Shortall | styling by Diane Ewing In 1957, a brassy young beverage entrepreneur moved into 910 N. Lake Shore Dr. (designed by Mies van der Rohe and completed […]

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