We’ve all seen, or stayed in, a condo with bad, overly “beachy” decor. So, how do you create a nautical-inspired space that feels fresh instead of fishy? Whether you live on the water or are miles away from the beach, it’s totally doable. The key is to choose colors and textures that are reminiscent of the sand and sea without buying pieces that are overtly ocean-themed.
"...Take a drainage problem and turn it into a landscape feature. Since the site’s run-off is directed through the dry stream, they become seasonal creek-beds whenever it rains or when the site is irrigated. Dry streams also help minimize and filter storm-water run-off, which is an important issue. Keeping the water on site makes the landscape even more water efficient."