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Take a Virtual Walk Through a Designer’s California Outdoor Oasis

n this episode of Houzz TV, interior designer Wendy Glaister gives a video tour of her backyard and side yards in Modesto, California. The outdoor spaces feature an herb garden, two fire features, several lounge areas, an outdoor kitchen, pergola-covered dining area, swimming pool and a rose-lined footpath with heart-shaped flagstones. Glaister talks about how she used mostly white flowering plants and why it’s important to let a space evolve over time.

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Wendy Glaister

When did you realize that you wanted to become an interior designer?
My grandmother encouraged me to be a designer. My son was in first grade and she could see I was having a hard time figuring out what to do with my life. She asked me to call a lady that had been asking me for help with her home. She said she’d love to hear how it went the next day when I came to see her. Smart cookie…she put a timeframe on her expectation. So, I called the lady because I didn’t want to disappoint my grandma, and I have been working ever since.

Who was the first interior designer to make an impression on you?
Mario Buatta. I loved looking at AD when I was little at the cabin we’d visit every summer at Pinecrest Lake. Same 5 issues of AD year after year and the biggest impression was made by Mario Buatta and the BMW 750 iL ads. 😂

  • Wendy can really see the big picture and provide some excellent ideas on how to make the most of the space, while also creating a very comfortable, appealing environment. Gabe

  • Wendy helped us plan and create our gorgeous kitchen. She is a wonderful designer with very good taste and listens to create exactly what you want. Thank you very much for all your help. We love our modern kitchen. Sepi

  • Wendy is a thoughtful and thorough designer. She has a great eye for color combinations and works well with the contractors bringing her ideas to completion. Wendy is a joy to work with. Bedrosians Modesto

  • We cannot express enough what a "GEM" Wendy is, a beautiful diamond, polished and prepared! She has a gift of engaging you, critically listening, observing, understanding your vision, opening her heart and ears to both of us! Jerry & Katherine Linder