“Best Little Showhouse in Texas” — Traditional Home, 2018

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When Traditional Home magazine made a Dallas showhouse debut this past summer, Troy Rhone was excited to be part of the team of 27 designers to create a modern Mediterranean-style home showcase. The home benefited the Alzheimer’s Association of Dallas and Houston. It was a very personal project for builder Paul Moss of the Marina Bay Development Corp. since both of his parents succumbed to the disease. Troy Rhone was invited to contribute pool deck ideas and exterior garden design to the project. Continue reading ““Best Little Showhouse in Texas” — Traditional Home, 2018”

“Gems of the Garden” — Southern Lady Magazine, 2018

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How does Troy Rhone create perfectly charming outdoor sanctuaries, pool deck designs, and quiet gardens abodes? In this issue of Southern Lady Magazine, delve into Troy’s process for designing gardens that reflect the unique lives of each individual garden owner.

An Artful Mix of Nature & Antiques

One very important step in the garden design process is selecting vintage and antique pieces—either family heirlooms or elements selected by Troy—since they hold strong meaning and personal value. Troy’s personal touch, intricately mixing antiques with lush plantings and abundant blooms, is key to the essence in his designs.

“These elements bring history into the garden,” Troy states. “They instill a feeling that you’re not going to get from something store-bought and mass-manufactured. They give you a personal touch that you couldn’t get otherwise.”

The article includes an account of one of Troy’s clients who survived cancer three times. For her garden design, he included a fitting garden statuary to reflect her unwavering strength through her struggles.

The use of antiques and statuary pieces are also part of Troy’s penchant for designing outdoor gardens to be an extension of home interiors.  Curious how Troy picks such stunning statues and antiques? The article also features  helpful tips from Troy on how to shop for garden antiques and statuary pieces. (You’ll want to read these four great principles before purchasing your next garden statue!)

See additional photos and read the full article “Gems of the Garden” — published by Southern Lady Magazine.

The Southern Lady Magazine article was written by Elizabeth Czapski and photographed by Ryan Carlson.