February 1, 2019

This video shows the first 100 built projects (spanning from 2012-2018) for Open Envelope Studio in Austin, TX. Thanks to our clients for trusting us!

October 19, 2018

The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center held a design competition for 10 forts to be exhibited in their arboretum from September 2018 to February 2019.  Our Blanket Fort design was awarded one of the coveted Fortlandia spots.  

Our fort ended up in a different...

June 28, 2018

In the Summer 2018 issue of Austin Home Magazine, Matt and I were interviewed about the landscape design and build at Krajcer Residence.  The yards lacked function because of the slope, so we created a lush installation in the front, back, and courtyard.  The ceda...

December 20, 2017

In the Winter 2017 issue of Austin Home Magazine, Matt and I were interviewed about the landscape design and build at Buck Residence.  The home overlooked the on-ramp to MoPac, so we designed a modern landscape reminiscent of Palm Springs and Eichler courtyard hom...

December 19, 2016

5 years ago, Matt and I started OES with one employee - our longtime project manager, Shawn Latta.  A few weeks after we put all of our eggs in one basket in December of 2011, I found out I was pregnant with our second daughter, Ansley, with 2.5 year old Eloise in tow....

November 18, 2016

Austin Home Magazine put out a Special Issue in 2016, in addition to their quarterly issues, as a stand-alone guide and inspiration for home projects. In the Landscaping section of the 2017 Resource Guide, Open Envelope Studio, LLC was written up and listed among ninet...

July 28, 2016

Bamboo is a great way to get immediate privacy without taking up a lot of real estate, which can be very helpful when you're screening a space in a small yard.  There are only a handful of plants that work in central Texas have this vertical, columnar shape without goi...

July 19, 2016

The Bellaires have great taste and Matt and I are suckers for a mid-century modern aesthetic.  We designed and built their landscape in 2014; their OES project portfolio can be found here and our blog post about their small spaced being maxed-out can be found here...

February 26, 2016

In the Spring 2016 issue of Austin Home Magazine, Matt and I were interviewed about the landscape design and build at Abbenante Residence.  We’re thrilled to have our project featured in the 10th anniversary issue!

Architecture: Stuart Sampley
Builder: JGB Custom H...

December 9, 2015

We at OES are thrilled to celebrate four years!  As of today, we have had the pleasure of completing 64 projects, from little to large – not including our three current builds.  This company could not have gotten here without the support of friends and family, from sha...

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