Sometimes the smallest artwork can lead to the largest inspirations, as was the case with one of our most recent projects in Nashville, TN. Homeowners Amy and her husband Geoff received one of Beechwood’s unique pieces of yard art, a Koi fish, from a friend as a gift. The couple, who has 9 dogs and a large fenced yard area, was looking for a grand entrance piece to showcase the opening to her wooded area along the paths the dogs had made on the property.
After watching a documentary about moon gates, a circular opening a garden that acts as a passageway, Amy knew that’s what she wanted. She began contacting several local industrial steel companies, but no one could provide what she was imagining. A friend gave her the idea to contact Beechwood, thinking back to her Koi fish that she received. Upon speaking with co-owner Casey Lewis, their ideas began to quickly come to life. She loved the look of a smooth metal finish and the color red signifies good fortune in the Chinese culture. With those factors in mind, the final product became a reality.
Along with the entrance to her garden, Amy was also hoping for some type of fencing or gate for a terrace that is on her property with a 5 foot drop off. Using the inspiration from her Koi, a fish scale wall was also created. The homeowner says she was amazed at all the thought and detail put into each product. The designers even asked how large her dogs head are to ensure the “fish scales” in the fence were small enough so their heads wouldn’t get stuck.
While many out of area customers don’t see the final product in person until delivery, Amy was able to visit her designs during creation as well. During an unrelated trip to Burlington, she was contacted letting her know that her pieces were completed. She was able to stop by Beechwood Metalworks and see the works in action and the how the pieces were created.
When asked about future plans, Amy is looking forward to creating a glass conservatory with an indoor Koi pond and hopes to work with Beechwood again to bring to life a creation for the hillside of her yard – possibly a dragon.
Whether you’re looking for unique yard art or, an entire entrance piece, Beechwood Metalwork is happy to work with you to create a truly unique design. Contact us today and let our designers make your dream a reality.