730 N. Marion, Oak Park, IL 60302   708.790.6407    ave@kiavedesign.com           





"Ave turned a really ugly backyard where we only walked through on the way in or out to a beautiful space that complements our home and begs for you to stop and sit and enjoy.  She and her crew are attentive and amazing.  She incorporated my plants into her design and had the whole (large) job complete so it would fill in for our daughter's graduation party.  We received tons of compliments - I do not hesitate to offer my recommendation."  
                    --Laura Baig, Oak Park


"Ave's innate sense of style, panache and elegance translates into extraordinary presentations in flower pots and the garden.  My exquisite pots and landscaping are the envy of my neighbors and friends."
                                                                                                          --Lyn C. Conniff, Oak Park

"Our backyard was transformed by Ave's creativity.  I regret waiting 23 years to see the potential of our green space.  I appreciated her reuse of bricks, bushes and plants.  I would encourage early planning so the entire outdoor season can be enjoyed.  I cannot wait for spring and my backyard."
                                                                                                            --Jill Baskin, River Forest

"Ave first did my planters several years ago and I still remember the day she came.  (She does them every year now).  I needed urns and everything else so my newly built house would look nice for a party.  She blew everyone away with the urns she purchased and the artistic way she arranged the beautiful and unique flowers she chose.  I think I took over 50 pictures that year of the flowers.  My house was truly transformed!  She came the next year with plans to design my front and back yard and I could not believe how wonderful the plans looked.  She even took the time, at no extra charge, to explain the difference between a daffodil and daisy because I am somewhat challenged in this area of life!  hee.hee.  The next spring and fall were like magic at our house.  First, the backyard grass was shaped in a heart and everything she planted was purposefully arranged.  And she chose these awesome plants to bloom at different times throughout the summer.  It was truly fun to see what was blooming when.  It made me stop and smell the roses, that's for sure, and not many things make me stop, pause and smile the way my new secret garden does.  And it smells heavenly when the plants and trees are in bloom.  Ave, I think of you every day.  Thanks for all you have done to bring beauty into and around my home!"
                                                                                                --Maureen McCann, River Forest

"Replacing our landscaping introduced me to the simple pleasure of spending summer mornings in my yard.  I love getting up early and enjoying the peace and solitude while I water my plants and shrubs.  It is such a beautiful way to start the day, and has made me appreciate summer that much more!"
                                                                                                     --Maureen Delaney, Oak Park