Testimonials

"I have two cottages on the same property that needed new landscaping and flower bed designs. Colin was instrumental in planning the layout, taking soil samples, and then suggesting which flowers would work best in each environment. Colin worked diligently to make sure I was very happy with all plant, shrub and flower selections, as well as overall color palette of the gardens. Colin was always available to answer any questions and give advise. He worked in a very timely manner and produced a beautiful garden/landscape plan. I highly recommend Colin and Elemental Designs."

– A. Johnson, June 2017

"Colin is a pleasure to work with, and his knowledge and professionalism is above reproach.
My interest in the services of Elemental Designs began when I became interested in the construction of either a pergola or gazebo on my property, and my research into reputable design consultants quickly led me to Colin. Colin responded very quickly, and he's always been punctual. Although I have water front property, I am very limited as to what I can do because it's an area managed by RI Coastal Resources Management (CRMC), and any steps taken within the area would require extensive research and knowledge. Without question, Colin had both the immediate knowledge and the resources/contacts to easily navigate the bureaucratic waters required to answer any and all questions about what could and could not be done with such restrictions. Colin quickly came up with a great design, which included multiple meetings of him being peppered with my questions, concerns, and wants, and we came away with a great plan of attack. As of now, I have yet to pull the trigger on the actual construction phase, but I will be confident in doing so when the time comes, and I'll be calling Colin once more to help me out!"

– P. Pollino, November 2015


"Colin provided a very thorough and detailed landscape design plan and accompanied it with very practical documents regarding the topography of our property, the permitting and environmental regulations, a construction plan, a price break-out and much more. From early sketches to a complete set of drawings and documents, Colin set us up with a plan to do all the landscaping we hope to do over the next few years. He is simply amazing.

Colin is extraordinary in his attention to detail. He's honest, reliable and creative--a rare combination these days!  We went in hoping to just get a bit of an overview of the work we hope to do, and we ended up with a step-by-step guide to exactly how to get it done. If you are shopping "casually" for landscape ideas, Colin will do far more than you ever expect. But if you are serious about making your property better, Colin is an incredible professional resource. We couldn't recommend him more highly."

– M. Melozzi, June 2015


"Colin, Elemental Designs, is the consummate professional - punctual (always), insightful, patient and knowledgeable. The landscape plans I received from ground preparation through to maintenance were beyond expectation. A contractor who I showed my plans to stated that there was more attention to detail in my landscape design plans than those on a $650,000 new construction project they were working on. I would not hesitate to hire Elemental Designs…he has been the only licensed professional I have had dealings with in my 60 years that I never had to doubt or worry about. Elemental Designs has been awesome! Beyond expectation. Landscape design plans from preparation through to maintenance in exceptional detail!"

– L. McLaughlin, October 2014


"Colin did a great job for us. My wife and I have been wanting to spruce up our backyard for years, but lacked the imagination and vision to do it. His knowledge and attention to detail is second to none. He spent plenty of time with us to get a feel for what we wanted and brought up things that we did not even think of. We were afraid of calling a landscape designer for our small project, but it was the best move that we could have made. I would not hesitate to call him again or recommend him to anyone. The process was very smooth. We had four meetings with Colin that were punctual and to the point. There were no surprises. It was a lot less involved than I thought it would be. He made things very easy for us."

– J. McKitchen, June 2014