He was presiding at a Salute Wine Food event at the University of Toronto, for which he had designed an outdoor space that was the subject of a silent auction (the furniture that is.)
Many people besides myself were chatting up the friendly designer, with questions, of course, about their own outdoor spaces.
If I were him, I’d run. But he seemed right in his element talking to folks and answering their lofty questions about how to fix this or that, where to pave and where to retain the green, and how to deal with necessary uglies such as fences.
So I got an idea: if questions he loves, then questions he can have until palm trees grow in Canada!
Starting today, Design Dilemmas will run an Outdoor Spaces series alongside our regular Design Dilemmas, hosted by your steward of green, Carson Arthur.
Carson has agreed to answer as many of your Outdoor Design Dilemmas as one man can answer, so pull out your camera, snap some photos of your backyards, front lawns, verandas, decks, porches and balconies, until he says enough!
Depending on how many questions we get, we’ll be periodically featuring your questions and Carson’s answers throughout the summer months.
Email your questions and photos (in jpeg format) to stylesheet(@)hgtv(.)ca, with Outdoor Design Dilemma in the subject line. (Please don’t forget to take out the brackets when typing in our email address.)
Looking forward to the backyard wisdom!