Insights from the Team

  • October 29, 2018

    Tips for Creating a Minimalist Landscape

    Minimalist landscape and pool design + build by AquaTerra Outdoors Minimalist landscapes are one of the top design trends in landscape design, and it’s easy to see why. Contemporary landscapes tend to require less maintenance. You can create a space that’s both inviting and artful. We’re all about building modern outdoor scapes that connect with the existing surrounding environments,  bringing warmth and life into the […]

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  • October 8, 2018

    Project Highlight: Santa Barbara Modern

    Santa Barbara style meets modern Mediterranean We’re excited to debut this newly completed Frisco project located in the exclusive Newman Village community! Our vision was to create a unique, understated space to accent the modern feel of this Santa Barbara/Mediterranean style home. Our clients love to entertain, and we worked to create a dynamic, experiential environment offering multiple areas and experiences to engage with.   […]

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  • September 10, 2018

    AIA Dallas Tour of Homes: Looking back to East Dallas Minimalism

    As we get close to the upcoming AIA Dallas Tour of Homes this fall, we can’t help but reminisce about some of our former AIA Home Tour featured projects. This week we’re taking it back to 2016, with this East Dallas minimalism gem. If you haven’t purchased your tickets for this year’s 2018 AIA Dallas […]

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  • July 27, 2018

    Al Fresco Dining- A Design Roots Takeover

      There’s nothing more inviting than a relaxed evening under the stars and a great meal to pair with it. When I think of al fresco dining, a great cheese board is always the first thing that comes to mind. It’s easy to pull together, can feed the masses, and the possibilities are endless. Not to […]

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  • June 21, 2018

    Introducing Design Roots

    Design Roots: Our new outdoor luxury and lifestyle brand A new season of growth is upon us at AquaTerra… We are so excited to share the launch of our latest adventure with you! We’re in the midst of launching our sister company, Design Roots, an outdoor luxury and lifestyle brand. Since the inception of AquaTerra, my […]

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  • May 22, 2018

    AquaTerra’s Helping Hands Project: Haven for a Hero

      We’ve teamed up with local nonprofit Spirit of a Hero to support wounded American veterans.  We’re channeling our passion for people and the outdoors to transform the backyard of war hero, Corporal Brian Aft, by building a safe, handicap accessible space for Brian and his service dogs, Buckshot and Trigger, to enjoy. Please join us […]

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  • May 7, 2018

    Luxe RED Award 2018 Outdoor Living Space

    AquaTerra takes home a 2018 Luxe RED Award! We’re so honored to add this year’s Luxe RED Award for Regional Outdoor Living Space to our list of recognitions. Residential Excellence in Design (RED) is precisely what we seek to achieve in every project we embark upon. We pride ourselves in creating a space as unique […]

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  • April 20, 2018

    Designing Outdoor Shade Solutions

    modern arbor Beat the Texas heat with our favorite outdoor shade solutions! At AquaTerra, we’re always looking for ways to maximize beauty, utility, and comfort when designing your outdoor environments. Here in Texas, the summer sun is unforgiving, often lasting well beyond the season. Without adequate protection, what would be an otherwise perfect outdoor memory becomes downright […]

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  • April 4, 2018

    Collaborative Outdoor Design Brings Recognition

    Midcentury modern style water feature custom pool and rain curtain design by Randy Angell built by AquaTerra Outdoors Often times, many designers struggle working together, but for Randy Angell of Randy Angell Designs and Tal Thevenot, CEO and designer here at AquaTerra, it couldn’t be a better working relationship. The Dallas-based outdoor design executives have more than made a name for themselves working solo in the industry. Thriving on high expectations and innovative […]

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  • February 21, 2018

    APSP Region 3 Design Awards 2018 Water Feature

    APSP Region 3 Silver Award in the Residential Water Feature category — We’re so happy to receive a Silver Award for this beautiful Dallas residence. Also featured in the AIA 2017 Dallas Tour of Homes, this modern home’s focal point is certainly the slightly elevated box-like feature, hovering subtly over the landscape, accentuated by contrasting […]

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  • February 21, 2018

    APSP Region 3 Design Awards 2018 Concrete Spa

    AquaTerra Outdoors is ecstatic to receive more recognitions from the APSP Region 3 Design Awards. Amongst our recent awards, we’re taking home the Gold Award in the Concrete Spa category!  Gold Award in Concrete Spa category — We are so excited to have received a Gold in the Concrete Spa category for one of our […]

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  • January 22, 2018

    Creative Solutions and Backyard Fun in Richardson

    Karen & Dan Doore had a great challenge for AquaTerra: they wanted to create a fun and functional backyard space for their children and grandchildren to use, despite some significant structural and configural limitations. Structure and Permitting Challenges The main hurdle we faced was the 20’ gabion embankment that abuts the Doore’s yard.  The embankment […]

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  • January 8, 2018

    Benefits of Selecting a Design + Build + Management Firm

    Why should you select a Design + Build + Management firm? With nearly 20 years of experience in Design + Build + Management, AquaTerra passionately believes that a team who covers all three bases is the best and most effective choice for any project. Here are our top 6 reasons why selecting a one-stop shop […]

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  • October 12, 2017

    AIA Dallas Tour of Homes 2017 Feature

    AIA Dallas 2017 tour of homes AquaTerra is honored to be have another one of our projects featured in the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes this year! Our team worked closely with Robert Bellamy to create a landscape design that complemented this M-Gray Architecture home design. The front yard of this Dallas home features a unique vertical steel pipe fence that […]

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  • September 6, 2017

    Outdoor Furniture for the Win

    Nothing completes and personalizes the look of an outdoor space quite like the perfect compliment of furniture.  The right decor creates warmth, ambiance and transforms an outdoor space into an outdoor living area.  AquaTerra is as invested in your enjoyment of your space, as we are in creating it!   To that end, AquaTerra has built […]

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  • July 12, 2017

    Starwood Before + After

    Santa Barbara style From Mediterranean to Santa Barbara This Starwood home, located in Frisco, TX,  was originally designed in the Mediterranean-Tuscan style, typical of the late 90’s and early 2k period.  Over the past few years, the home’s interior had been fully renovated to reflect a more clean-transitional look.  Aquaterra’s goal for this landscape, pool and outdoor living […]

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  • June 23, 2017

    Bring on the sun with heat-loving succulent container gardens

    succulent container gardens As we all know, many Texas landscapes have a spot where the sun beats down nearly all day. If we couple that with the reflected heat that often accompanies that sunlight, it is easy to understand why traditional container plants like flowering annuals struggle to survive. Let’s discuss some tips and tricks on how to […]

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  • May 5, 2016

    How to Cook Up Plans for a Deluxe Outdoor Kitchen

    Outdoor Kitchen The spring is upon us and summer will be here before we know it. If you are thinking about turning your backyard barbecue into your dream cooking and entertaining center then this article is for you. This article is featured on Houzz, a platform for home remodeling and design, bringing homeowners and home professionals together […]

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  • August 7, 2015

    2015- The Year of Sustainable Design

    Everything comes in and out of trend; landscape design is no exception to this! Sustainability and low maintenance design have been the trendiest pursuits for most businesses as of 2015. Sustainability is currently a hot topic in our industry and in everyday life, with ideas ranging from ways to catch solar energy, harvesting rain water, or growing your own food. Many people hear sustainability and low maintenance and automatically assume the project potentially lacks character, however that is not the case. There are many ways to become more sustainable, here are three steps you can take on your path to becoming more sustainable.

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  • January 26, 2015

    5 Reasons to Consider a Landscape Design-Build Firm for Your Project

    Houzz recently posted a great article on the 5 reasons to consider a landscape design build firm for your project.  We thought this article was full of great information and wanted to share it with our readers.   Check it out: 5 Reasons to Consider a Landscape Design-Build Firm for Your Project

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  • September 5, 2014

    What you need to know before building a patio cover

    Cedar patio cover One of the best ways to create an inviting outdoor living space is having a covered patio. Depending on the level of shade, or protection from the weather you desire

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