Logo: Laura Morton Design Fire pit with tile and ottoman
Full concept exteriors, horticulture & landscape

Catalina Dreaming

This project was inspired by the wonderful craftsmanship executed with brick and early California tile that you still find today on Catalina Island. Boston Brick & Stone did a wonderful job to capture that feeling, bringing in authentic old tile and creating this brick firestar, which I conceived as part of the patio for entertaining. The nearby spa serves as a retreat for the parents or the kids, with a wonderful tiled wall and Moroccan brass spouts.

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“I stumbled on Laura Morton’s website one night on a Google rabbithole search for firepits. I kept clicking on projects that she had designed! We hit it off on the first meeting, and broke ground within weeks. Laura’s re-imagining of our yard has given us three new living spaces: an outdoor dining room, spa, and livingroom with firepit. People remark that it looks as though these features have been part of the house for years (it’s a 1924 Spanish). Laura has effortlessly woven together traditional elements, her own whimsy, and our ecclectic tastes into a seamless whole. The garden is easy to maintain and magical. I would highly recommend this experience of working with Laura. We never want to leave home!”

Sharon Hall-Kessler