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Design adds privacy and color as a frontyard becomes a living space
Design adds privacy and color as a frontyard becomes a living space

Garden designer Naomi Sanders was gratified to learn that a recent landscape design she created in Venice was copied by a neighbor. "I feel flattered," she said with a laugh. "It's great when homeowners see something or are inspired by a garden and apply it at home." The imitation is understandable: Working with a limited variety of plants, Sanders transformed the frontyard of a nondescript 1952 home into a striking, secluded space that feels fresh and modern. The homeowners wanted an outdoor area they could enjoy without being isolated from their neighbors. But they never used the frontyard because they felt exposed to the street. Before diving into the...

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