...proposed low cost 2bdrm house with mezzanine/attic...

Looking at the all the designs, do you notice anything that I love to put in my designs? Any guess?

Oh well let me reveal it, I love to incorporate nature in my designs even with the smallest lot possible. I see to it I have provision for some "greens" in the designs just like having garden window boxes. Of course I have to consider the clients if they want it too but as much as possible I like to put even a small window box or series of window boxes / window flower boxes thinking a house is better with plants.

I find it very "friendly" most especially for resort houses to have those window boxes planters to add more touch of nature to the resort feel. It's a more practical and cleaner way than having cluttered plants in pots. Don't you agree? Do you know that staring at plants or greens when you are so tired (like being infront of computer for long time) can actually relax you? It's like an eye soother. Maybe that's why I have this fondness of incorporating plants with designs. I also love having ponds and landscapes but sometimes clients prefer to maximize the use of space and really not want to have such a lush garden. This is when window plant boxes come handy for me. I get to input some natural character within the whole design concept.

...all 3 photos above are small resort hotel schemes...

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33 Responses
  1. Tekkaus Says:

    Agree Ayie. I can't live in a place where there's no greeneries at sight. :p

  2. [SK] Says:

    i love to see greens indoor too, but not too much (else i'd think it's a jungle, haha).. and another must have for me is natural sunlight, i love to see indoors bright and light.. :)

  3. levian Says:

    i love greens too! could be the environment that i am brought up in, we have trees planted everywhere around the house. it feels so cool inside when outside is so scorching hot. love the greens! :)

  4. lina Says:

    I love greens, but they don't love me! LOL
    They tend to die under my watch. :(

  5. RNSANE Says:

    As a world traveler, Ayie, I don't have to have luxury but I do want something that is clean and in keeping with the locale. I love greenery and flowers, of course, and it always adds to the atmosphere of a place. I hate it, though, when people don't maintain the plants,ie, water them, pick off the dead brush, etc

  6. Bengbeng Says:

    it is a good idea to bring the outdoors indoors

  7. Mummy Gwen Says:

    Very nice, Ayie ganda! I like to see the blending of nature too but I don't have green fingers..hehe.

    What happen to Elisse? I hope she is ok now. Happy New Year 2010 to you, ganda. Not forgetting your Hubs and the little one too. :D

  8. betchai Says:

    beautiful designs, Ayie, I too love the greens and I always appreciate looking at structures with greens despite like what you said there may be very little lot around it.

  9. Ayie Says:


    It feels kind of suffocating when walls are all you see..

  10. Ayie Says:


    Natural light, good ventilation and few plants will be perfect to complete a home =)

  11. Ayie Says:


    It's very refreshing to have trees around the house, its shade really gives good cover to the sun's hot rays

  12. Ayie Says:


    Not a greenthumb huh? Just go for the artificial then =P

  13. Ayie Says:


    I hate to see dried plants too. It's very pleasant seeing lush greens and blooming flowers.

  14. Ayie Says:


    It is indeed.

  15. Ayie Says:


    happy 2010 to you and your family too!!!

  16. Ayie Says:

    Mummy sexy,

    Not a greenthumb like lina but that doesn't matter, just get fresh flowers from time to time.

    Elisse had typhoid fever so she was rushed to the hospital on the 26th and only got discharged yesterday. I called them and mom said she seems to be ok now, back to her normal self. Thanks for asking. Her and Gwen unfortunately got sick recently but at least no more for new year.

    happy new year to you and your wonderful family!!

  17. Ayie Says:


    Thanks, glad you like my designs. The greens are just a few but it completes the homey feel to the structures. =)

  18. Mariuca Says:

    Garden window boxes sounds superb! I would love to have a balcony with a garden! :)

  19. Beautiful house needs beautiful flower box planters!

    Happy New Year, Ayie! Have a wonderful and great one.

  20. iamthewitch Says:

    These box plants are cute! I'm sure they're much easier to handle than a big lawn. LOL!

  21. Mummy Gwen Says:

    Hi Ayie ganda, Glad to hear Elisse has been discharged and she is back to her normal self now. DOn't worry ok.

    Ganda, I've sent an email to you almost a week already. Maybe it landed in your Spam folder?

    Anyway, my email add is: cyokelin@yahoo.com


  22. Gattina Says:

    We have them a lot here at houses. Very good idea and it looks so nice.

  23. Elaine Yim Says:

    I like the resort style with lots of trees and greenery, natural surroundings. Happy New Year 2010!

  24. My wishes for you,
    Great start for Jan,
    Love for Feb,
    Peace for March,
    No worries for April,
    Fun for May,
    Joy for June to Nov,
    Happiness for Dec,
    Have a lucky and wonderful 2010, Ayie!

  25. Ayie Says:


    Hi Marzie!! Some plants in the balcony gives a nice fresh look to the house right?

  26. Ayie Says:


    Thank you Icy!!

  27. Ayie Says:


    definitely lower maintenance than a big lawn!

  28. Ayie Says:

    Mummy Sexy,

    Got it, hope you received my email too! I replied the monet I found your email. Thanks! Happy new year!!

  29. Ayie Says:


    It adds beauty to homes no matter how simple the house may be.

  30. Ayie Says:

    Autumn Belle,

    A resort with much greens makes me feel more relaxed too. Happy new Year to you too!!

  31. Ayie Says:


    That's so sweet of you! Thanks so much and happy new year to you and your family!

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