This private Sea Ranch entry courtyard is designed to provide a sheltered outdoor space where nature and the man-made are blended in a new way. Taking cues from the surrounding meadows, we developed a palette of simple plant materials to create a space made dynamic through juxtaposed textures and colors. The end result is a welcoming and meditative space that provides a gradual transition from the surrounding natural landscape to the house entry, as well as a space to reflect upon different ideas of nature.