Open Envelope Studio is a boutique design and build studio based in Austin, TX. We are known for maximizing outdoor living spaces and extremely attentive customer service. We specialize in modern landscape architecture, custom steel work, and unique furniture.
photo credit: tali wildman We love using gravel in our landscape installations. We spec it on every project as a lovely composition with steel, wood, concrete, turf grass, and vegetation. For a while we used mulch in vegetative beds (and I know our build team would prefer to move it over heavy gravel), but we found that gravel was preferable as a surface treatment in most applications for a number of reasons: Maintenance. Gravel does not need to be reapplied each year (exc