Client Reviews

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What Our Customers Say About Us

"Wow – Rhadiante’s design exceeded our expectations and we are so happy with the results. We had a simple goal to update our backyard but Rhadiante showed us how we could integrate our interior and our exterior designs to create a fully integrated home design. We elected to have Elemental Design manage and implement the construction of our project and were pleased with their attention to detail and commitment to the project. The project was delivered on time and on budget which was important. We proudly recommend their work and won’t hesitate to use them again."
Mike & Coleen
Campbell, CA
"I am sitting looking out at my beautiful garden, with all the lovely autumnal colors, and I felt that I must write to thank you both. As I mentioned to you back in June when you completed the work, I am extremely pleased with how the whole project came together. If you remember, it was the day before Thanksgiving when we first met you. You spent that entire wet and windy day with us, sketching out a plan and chatting with us so that you had a very clear picture of who we are, and what would work for us. We had such a good time turning those plans into reality. You both became firm friends, and I learnt a lot from you, and your philosophy on life. The thing I most appreciated during the whole process was that I never felt stressed. Everything was explained ahead of time, and there were no unpleasant surprises. You really have a wonderful talent Rhadiante, you understood exactly what I wanted. The garden is virtually maintenance free, so I can sit back, relax and enjoy. I have received many wonderful compliments from friends and neighbors. So, once again, thank you."
San Jose, CA
"My family wholeheartedly recommends Van de Voorde Elemental Design Group. In 2006 we were nearly the last of the neighbors to landscape our new construction home in Almaden Valley. Its not that we are cheap, we just didn’t want to build a back yard unless the design was absolutely stunning. Three designers (& related fees) later we had Rhadiante in our kitchen, drawing an outdoor living space that was truly magical for our family. Several weeks (and a few family meetings) later Rhadiante had captured that magic for construction in 6 layers of detailed blueprints. No question in our mind we were getting the magic we were paying for. The resulting space is well-constructed down to the last detail. And best of all, our neighbors (who worked with other designers) describe our outdoor living space as ‘a real work of art.’ If you want to capture magic in your outdoor space, you should definitely call Rhadiante."
James & Denise
San Jose, CA
"Bruce and I wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful job you did designing and overseeing the construction of our backyard remodel. We are thrilled with the final results which can only be attributed to your passion, your attention to detail, and your willingness to extend yourself for the good of the project. As we reflect on the process we have been through together, we realize that it is your personal level of commitment that ensured our project was build true to the design and quality specifications. We believe your dedication differentiates you from other designers. You are an artist with the ability to follow through on the smallest details – and those details made all the difference in the finished product. Thank you again for putting so much of your heart and soul into our backyard. We love it!"
Cindy & Bruce
Monte Sereno, CA
"Elemental Design Group just finished redoing our front and back yards. Rhadiante’s design included a handsome new walkway and stone wall in our front yard and curved bluestone steps from the lower patio area to the raised garden area of our backyard. Rhadiante is truly an artist, with creative and beautiful ideas for solving the particular problems of our yard and staying within our budget. During construction, Neil was at our house every day, supervising a small crew comprising himself and a few others. He did a brilliant job bringing Rhadiante’s design to life, including building a set of lovely dry-stack-looking (but mortared for stability) bluestone steps and shaping and placing other bluestones for pathways. He also devised a low-voltage lighting switching system tailored to our needs. Both Rhadiante and Neil were wonderful to work with. They paid attention to each plant and every detail of the project, were flexible when we wanted to make small changes mid-construction, and consulted us every step of the way. We’re thrilled with the result. And they haven’t disappeared now that the project is finished. They seem genuinely interested in making sure our garden thrives and grows into the beautiful and interesting low-water, low-maintenance space we desired."
Renee M.
Los Gatos, CA
"Joel and I are so thrilled about our beautiful new garden. What a difference it makes! We received many compliments from neighbors and friends on how nice the new landscape looks. We look forward to seeing the results after a couple season’s growth. Thank you very much for helping us to put our visions into a wonderful design and bringing the design into reality. It’s been a joy to work with you."
Andrea & Joel
Sunnyvale, CA