Fernando Wong is making urban green living a reality. The renowned Miami landscape architect’s local portfolio includes Soho Beach House, the Institute of Contemporary Art Museum’s sculpture garden, and the Residences at Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club in Miami. He’s also helping buyers of the upcoming Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale property transform their rooftop decks, terraces, and balconies into stylish green lounges. With a bit of imagination, you can convert a corner of your home into a place of relaxation and connect with nature. Wong shares a few tips on how to execute a resort-inspired retreat.
Play with texture. Use various colors, shapes, and textures to create a dynamic landscape that feels elegant and luxurious, like your own private resort.
Be mindful of sunlight. Some plants enjoy full sun more than others, so make sure you choose ones that can handle the Florida heat.
Consider seasonality. Choosing plantings that bloom in different seasons will make sure your space stays green and vibrant all year long.
Embrace the beach. For beachfront properties, be sure to select plants that can withstand salt air and ocean winds.