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Sam Goldstein

About Sam Goldstein

Sam’s educational and work background spans a diverse range. With a certification in Landscape Architecture from Merritt College and a Fine Arts degree in painting, the visual arts have long been her calling. Recently, her love of writing has led her down a new path towards blogging, journalism and editing.
19 04, 2021

Emotion In The Landscape

By |2021-04-19T14:42:37-07:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Landscape Design|

Emotion In The Landscape We ask ourselves many question when designing Outdoor Living space… “How will people interact in the landscape?  How will the landscape hold space for people?” and, perhaps most importantly, “How will that experience feel?”  Our emotions allow us to make sense of the world around us as [...]

8 03, 2021

Landscaping the Sunset House of Innovation

By |2021-03-09T19:04:45-08:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: Landscape Design|

An Innovative Approach: Landscaping the Sunset House of Innovation When the owners of Sunset Magazine’s House of Innovation called last year for a complete reimagining of their landscape, the J.Montgomery team was in heaven!  Initially conceptualized by Sunset and Popular Science Magazine as part of a series of experimental showcase homes, [...]

8 02, 2021

What We Love

By |2021-02-16T20:07:55-08:00February 8th, 2021|Categories: Landscape Design|

What We Love It’s the season of love, and like every year we find ourselves overwhelmed with all the love that we feel… For our families and loved ones and for our clients (always at the top of our list, always!)  This year our hearts are also brimming for the amazing [...]

25 01, 2021


By |2021-01-26T17:50:09-08:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Landscape Design|

Indoor/Outdoor Spaces Few things speak to the California lifestyle like being outdoors.  Even in the winter season, we can enjoy a balmy day or a cozy outdoor fireside retreat.  Increasingly, the indoor/outdoor living space is becoming part of almost every landscape we create.  These transitional spaces give all the feeling of [...]

13 12, 2020

Winter Décor From the Garden

By |2020-12-15T10:33:18-08:00December 13th, 2020|Categories: Garden Design|

Winter Décor From the Garden Every year around this time, we love bringing nature into our homes to make things feel seasonal and bright on the longest nights, whatever holidays we do or don’t celebrate.  While you can of course buy wintery décor at local stores and nurseries, we prefer to [...]

30 11, 2020

Landscape Topography

By |2020-11-30T12:19:40-08:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Landscape Design|

Landscape Topography (And How to Design With It) Does anybody recognize our own Mt. Diablo in the image above?  If you’re not familiar with topographic maps, you’re probably saying, “What?”  Topography is the science of mapping land formations, and topographic maps like the one above allow their users to understand depth [...]

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