Work like this, of course, just doesn’t happen, but is brought about by a convergence of skill, experience, planning and a budget put to work in the right, creative way. There will always be conflicting interests, factors and elements, and the main task in a project such as this is actually finding something for each part to do without jeopardizing the unity of the design as a whole entity. When you have a completed project that looks as natural as the environment it sits in, then you can let out that quiet breath of relief and contentment.
As you’ll see in the following images, by blending our design with the natural environment in which the deck is located, we have created a soothing blend of the man-made and the natural, resulting in a most pleasing fusion of the individual parts. The natural elements present truly bring to life our concept of an incredibly functional and yet decorative deck.
Looking at the images, you may observe that the mountain laurel newel posts extend above the handrails for a completely different look as far as deck architecture is concerned. This faintly maverick touch, amidst the order of the straight-lined railing and bench, is deliberate and calculated for just the effect it conjures. Nestled in a woodsy spot, surrounded by forest green, the posts and balusters nonetheless also blend beautifully with the natural background. Indeed they serve as a counter-point to the foliage, actually bringing attention to it by contrasting subtly with it.
As another unique feature, we incorporated a mature tree directly into the deck and railing design. This addition nonetheless works because it fits into the overall template of the great outdoors, and matches the main design scheme in color and form. The challenge in this type of design is finding the precise corner to place the natural element. At the same time, it must be powerful enough design-wise to make a real difference without necessarily overwhelming the rest of the design components.