Need TONS of design help
I've been lurking on the forum for quite some time and dreaming of beautiful landscape like I've seen here. We now have a home of our own and can't wait to dig in. This is official my first post so I apologize in advance if it's a bit long.I'll split it up into multiple entries so that I can better address each concern.
The previous owners did an AMAZING job with the interior decor of the house and it's very Tuscan/Parisian without being too over bearing (picture tile floors, wrought iron fixtures, grapes painted on the kitchen wall etc. We left it 95% as is and only major change we made was painting one living room wall a burnt orange.
With that in mind, we'd like to change the exterior & landscaping to add more of our personalities (we want creative, bold & colorful aka not cookie cutter)but still compliment the inside and current architecture. This is also in red clay GA so we'll need plants/design that work with such soil & temperature or advice on how to amend it for species that don't do well in clay.
I would also LOVE to get some chime ins from deviant-deziner, karinl & Yardvaark if they're available. Sorry to call you out but you've offered some great advice, mock designs & inspiration photos in several other posts that I liked.
If possible, I'd like recommendations on top choice and budget friendly options. Budget is definitely a concern but its second to overall value, ROI etc. We'd be fine with breaking it up in stages as needed and save for each one.
Thanks in advance for all the suggestions to come and patience.