Our judges have chosen the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote for your favorite projects in our 2018 Considered Design Awards, once per day in each of the
Gardenista and Remodelista categories. Voting closes at midnight on August 3, and winners will be announced on August 6.
Below, browse the finalists in the best
Outdoor Living Space category—which is open to both amateur gardeners and professional designers—then head to our awards page to Vote.
N.B.: Curious to know who’s winning? We reveal the rankings as you vote in each category.
Art Barn Outdoor Living Space Above: Architecture firm ORA‘s Art Barn Outdoor Living Space is a favorite of guest judge Erica Tanov, who admires “the simplicity of materials and design, the bold proportions, and the elegant execution” of this project. “I wanted to see more of this outdoor living space,” she says. Photograph by Eric Staudenmeier. Garden Birdhouse for Kids Big & Small Above: Amateur gardener Kristin and her husband, James, transformed a wet, weed-filled corner of their yard into a Garden Birdhouse for Kids Big & Small. Gardenista editor Michelle Slatalla admires the use of “DIY ingenuity to turn an unloved corner of the garden into a much-used family space.” Jungly New Orleans Backyard Remodel Above: Amateur gardener Liz’s Jungly New Orleans Backyard Remodel is another of Michelle’s picks. She especially likes the way the project “honors the majesty of a mature oak tree” and “offers respite from humidity and heat with a curving gravel path that leads to a shady spot to sit.” Venice House Above: Erica picked Kiesel Design‘s Venice House, calling it “the epitome of perfect California indoor/outdoor living—beautifully blurring the lines of outside and in through its masterful design and landscaping.” Village Retreat Above: Renée Byers Landscape Architect‘s Village Retreat is another of Erica’s favorites. “The incredible choice and placement of stones, pavers, textural plants and mature trees create inviting, sumptuous, and secluded areas in this gracious outdoor living space,” she says.
Have you chosen your favorite? Then head to the best
Outdoor Living Space category page to vote.
Don’t forget to vote once per day in all contest categories on both
Gardenista and Remodelista, now through August 3.