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....

December 9, 2016

In the Winter 2016 issue of Austin Home Magazine, Matt and I were interviewed about the landscape design and build at Anderson Residence.  The home has a sunken patio with a lot of potential.  We reworked the patio with pavers, plants, and gravel in time for the c...

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...

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...

October 13, 2015

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 pr...

July 9, 2014

Last month our featured project was a side yard in the Mueller Development in Austin, TX.  It was our smallest-sized project to date.  The clients were looking to address the slope and swath of decomposed granite so that there is a comfortable lounge area, dining area,...

April 28, 2014

We have something to celebrate over here at OES.  As of today, Matt and I have moved back into our home office.  For the past 8-9 months, we’ve been working dorm-style in our (tiny) house, having to pack up any paperwork, laptops, or general workspace equipment so that...

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