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Kirkland Sneak Peek

Here’s a sneak peek of an outdoor living space in Kirkland that we photographed this morning.  Thanks to John Granen and his assistant Ben Schauland for photographing this space and a number of other SEI gardens and a few outdoor living spaces over the past weeks. Stay tuned!  We’ll be updating our website soon to with these […]

SEI Goes Bulldog!

When I was in middle school, I had a Seattle Times newspaper route. On Saturday mornings, a few customers would get the first edition of the Sunday paper – called the “Bulldog”. You can imagine my surprise this morning when I went to QFC on Saturday morning to get some groceries and I saw an […]

Canlis Discoveries!

A couple years ago, we designed and helped build the new entry to Canlis restaurant along Aurora.  I was delighted to learn that taking a picture in front of the Canlis sign is a must-have memory for brides and grooms celebrating their nuptials at the restaurant. A special thanks to wedding and portrait photographer, Tara Brown, for […]

Mr. Eckley Goes to Washington

Last month Scot and our in-house landscape designer Mike attended the 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers’ International Conference in Washington DC.  The title for the assemblage of like-minded designers, “A Monumental Conference”, was fitting for the surrounding scenery dotted with famous landmarks.  As a guest speaker at the 3-day conference, Scot presented his approach to designing small outdoor spaces in Seattle, showing that within the grandeur […]

Seattle Times Features SEI Garden

Check out Valerie Easton’s Seattle Times article about Scot and Devin’s own Maple Leaf garden.  Read how they transformed their landscape from a sloping, open yard to an intimate, multi-function garden.  With design ideas for small living spaces and beautiful photographs of the current garden, this article gives a glimpse into the elements that make up a great SEI design.

Fire Starter

SEI is featured in the July “SHELTER” section of Seattle Magazine. The project featured has many of the qualities that clients seek in their outdoor spaces: It maximizes a small, sloping lot with numerous outdoor living spaces (we created 4 distinct outdoor rooms). It looks great all year long! The bold hardscape design and graphic, low maintenance […]

“Tesla Line Trimmer?”

No, it’s not a Tesla, but I’m still looking forward to taking our first battery-powered line trimmer on a test drive.  I am really excited by the potential of battery powered garden care equipment and replacing all of our gas-powered equipment with battery powered equipment (yes, blowers and lawn mowers too!).  Beside running on a […]

Beachside Garden is Featured on Houzz.com

Take a Peek: A Peaceful Backyard Near Puget Sound

Our Custom Ring Gate is Featured on Houzz.com

A Designer Uses PVC Pipe to Cast a Modern Garden Gate

SEI Receives A 1st Place Award For Best Outdoor Living Space

Scot Eckley Inc. received a 1st place award for best “Outdoor Living Space” at the 2015 Northwest Design Awards. You can view the winning project on our website: http://www.scoteckley.com/project_details.php?project_id=20 and view other contest winners by using this link: http://www.seattledesigncenter.com/nwda/winners/outdoor-living-area