|We looked at paint colors for the house and shutters with our client and decided on this soft blue-gray like a foggy day off the coast of Maine. The new garden is every bit as charming as the paint color. The garden lacked character, street presence and color. The house was invisible. We designed lovely arching paths with soft brown, gray and tan stones. We designed comfortable steps, curving stone walls and railings, all very practical, yet working carefully with just the right balance of color and texture and the sense that the house and garden were waiting to take on the New England spirit of its owners.