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Amber Scott Freda
Works at Amber Freda NYC Garden Design
Attended Texas State University System
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If you blink while standing in this courtyard garden in the middle of Manhattan, you might think for just a moment that you've been swept away to the Mediterranean. Nestled between buildings and buffered from the sights and sounds of city life, this charming garden is filled with classic style. Read more about this garden on my blog, at www.amberfreda.com.
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That's lovely.  Thanks for sharing!
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This contemporary rooftop garden in Manhattan's Battery Park City is big on style and features artificial turf, white fiberglass planters, horizontal wood fencing, a cabana, white shade sail canopies, globe lights, white furniture, and cobalt blue planters and side tables.  Read more about this garden on my blog, www.amberfreda.com.
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This contemporary Harlem roof deck features comfy outdoor wicker furniture and red cushions that are a perfect complement to the red blooming azaleas and knockout roses. Read more about this garden on my blog, www.amberfreda.com.
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This contemporary Brooklyn backyard features an ipe fence, bluestone patio, artificial turf lawn, and a neatly lined row of hornbeam trees.  The fence is given a contemporary twist by alternating the board widths in places and adding a frosted plexiglass border along the top.  Read more about this garden on my blog, www.amberfreda.com.
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Nothing works as well in a shade garden as bamboo to provide an instantaneous effect of lushness, height, and a Zen-like, tropical feel.  Bamboo is extremely versatile and can tolerate conditions ranging from full sun to full shade.  It also does really well in containers, which keep the roots contained and the plants in check.  Read more about this garden on my blog, www.amberfreda.com.
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Amber Scott Freda

Urban & small-space gardens  - 
 
This contemporary rooftop garden in Manhattan's Battery Park City is big on style and features artificial turf, white fiberglass planters, horizontal wood fencing, a cabana, white shade sail canopies, globe lights, white furniture, and cobalt blue planters and side tables.  Read more about this garden on my blog, www.amberfreda.com.
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This contemporary Harlem roof deck features comfy outdoor wicker furniture and red cushions that are a perfect complement to the red blooming azaleas and knockout roses. Read more about this garden on my blog, www.amberfreda.com.
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Urban & small-space gardens  - 
 
This contemporary Brooklyn backyard features an ipe fence, bluestone patio, artificial turf lawn, and a neatly lined row of hornbeam trees.  The fence is given a contemporary twist by alternating the board widths in places and adding a frosted plexiglass border along the top.  Read more about this garden on my blog, www.amberfreda.com.
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Love the Hornbeams for privacy and they look great. 
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Nothing works as well in a shade garden as bamboo to provide an instantaneous effect of lushness, height, and a Zen-like, tropical feel.  Bamboo is extremely versatile and can tolerate conditions ranging from full sun to full shade.  It also does really well in containers, which keep the roots contained and the plants in check.  Read more about this garden on my blog, www.amberfreda.com.
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Nothing is easier than making a quick dollar at a plant/garage sale then sell some of the little plants obtained through division. I could easily make a quick couple hundred from selling the suckers off my banana trees, colocasias and bamboos.
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This shady rooftop terrace was designed with a beautiful grey composite deck, wood fencing, a pergola, and an outdoor Shoji screen. Composite decking has come a long way and can have a very high-quality looking finish like this one. The benefit to using composite wood is that it is rated for fire safety. The Shoji screen adds an exotic touch and is a less expensive fencing option than using all wood.  It hides a view of an unattractive wall behind it.  Read more about this garden on my blog, www.amberfreda.com.
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NYC Garden Design and Interior Design
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NYC Garden Design, Landscape Design, Interior Design, Interior Decorating, Roof Gardens, Rooftop Terrace Gardens
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  • Amber Freda NYC Garden Design
    Landscape Design, Interior Design, present
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New York, NY
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Port Jefferson, NY - Austin, TX
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NYC Home & Garden Designer
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Amber Freda is a NYC home and garden designer specializing in landscape design of roof gardens, terraces, courtyards, townhouse gardens, decks, and patios.  She also offers interior design services that include kitchens, baths, furniture selection, window treatments, built-ins, lighting, and closet design.
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I've worked on projects for Robert De Niro, Ralph Lauren, Matthias Hermes, Anna Quindlen, and many other NYC notables.
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  • Texas State University System
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