One of our Kansas City NARI members, By the Blade, marks their sixth consecutive year as the landscape designer for the Symphony Designers’ Showhouse. Open to the public for tours now through May 14, area designers donate their time and materials in exchange for an opportunity to showcase their talents and support a great cause – the Kansas City Symphony and its youth programs.
The 2017 Symphony Designers’ Showhouse, located at 816 Gleed Terrace, Kansas City, Mo. in Historic Hyde Park, features more than 30 spaces transformed by Kansas City’s top designers.
A Symphony for the Eyes
This year, By The Blade placed natural stone edging, a variety of plants, including colorful annuals and rhododendrons, throughout the front landscape to provide aesthetic layers of color throughout all seasons. Large statuary planters, dyed to accompany the home’s exterior and filled with vibrant annuals and fragrant herbs, greet Showhouse visitors at the front entrance.
The timeless landscape was purposefully designed to complement the home’s stately, natural stone exterior and will continue to provide rich color and warmth well into the future. We invite you to experience our work and enjoy the livable art on display by Kansas City’s finest designers while supporting Kansas City’s performing arts.
Who Is By The Blade?
Twenty-one years ago, a budding young entrepreneur founded By The Blade.
Today, the company retains over 700 full-service commercial and residential accounts. With an award-winning landscape division, we create outdoor environments that enhance premier living. Commercial clients enjoy the personal service of a small business, combined with highest industry standards. As By The Blade continues to grow, we’re committed to maintaining reasonable rates and the utmost value by addressing our clients’ needs personally and promptly.
By The Blade has been designing and building custom outdoor living spaces, to include landscapes, hardscapes, swimming pools and spas, for Kansas City’s finest homes and families for over 20 years.
Create Your Own Getaway in Your Backyard
By The Blade is inspired to WOW you with a symphony of sights and sounds created by the perfect outdoor oasis – whether it’s relaxing in a custom pool or swim spa, entertaining family and friends in your backyard kitchen, enjoying nature from a stone patio, or listening to the soothing sounds of a nearby waterfall.
From perennials to pools and spas, grill stations to fire features, we build custom outdoor getaways. Plus, we offer a Total Exterior Management program that lets you simply enjoy them. We handle all the maintenance (and indoor home service, too).