Pro-Vendor Spotlight: Dimastery

We first found landscape designer Dima Rumiantcev’s work on Instagram (@dimastery), where he posts enticing snapshots of his projects around Brooklyn and Manhattan. Dima’s work with his Dimastery team is beautiful, functional, and low-maintenance—he strongly believes in creating outdoor spaces that are easy to care for and enjoyable year-round. He’s been working in gardens since age 13, and his expertise shows. With degrees and certifications in both landscape design and horticulture as well as experience with woodworking, Dima follows his clients through the design/build/maintain process from beginning to end.

He was kind enough to write a guest post for us highlighting a recent project in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. His clients wanted to take a plain, square roof space and turn it into a fuss-free, beautiful oasis built for entertaining and spending time with family.

Featured Project: Blank Slate to Brooklyn Terrace Oasis

Our client, a family of four, didn’t want to choose between life in the city and enjoying outdoor space at their home. The family’s wishlist included an outdoor kitchen, dining table for 8, lounge area, and even an edible garden. The challenge was how to fit all of this onto a 400SF rooftop terrace in Brooklyn!

With some creative space-saving solutions and custom-designed woodwork, we made it happen.

*All pictures by Mark Andrew Photo, with the exception of the “before” image, which is credited to Dima Rumiantcev. Writing in the post below was done by Maureen Daniel of the Dimastery team.*

Project Timeline: 4 Weeks
In fast-paced NYC life, instant gratification is important, especially after a client goes through the buying and renovation process. We aim to make the outdoor install as fast and painless as possible. For this space, we finished the concept in March, installed over 4 weeks in May, and came back 8 weeks later in August to photograph the finished project.

 

Our team believes in low-maintenance gardens, so 4-5 maintenance visits a year keep this terrace looking picture perfect. In order to preserve open space for play and entertainment, the main design features are placed along the perimeter.
Key Design Elements
Highlighted Design Elements
Lush plantings surrounding the lounge space serve the practical need for shade and soften the design aesthetic.
Low-maintenance shade and privacy is provided by grasses.
Lush plantings surrounding the lounge space serve the practical need for shade and soften the design aesthetic.
Low-maintenance shade and privacy is provided by grasses.
Highlighted Design Elements
In fast-paced NYC life, instant gratification is important, especially after a client goes through the buying and renovation process. We aim to make the outdoor install as fast and painless as possible. For this space, we finished the concept in March, installed over 4 weeks in May, and came back 8 weeks later in August to photograph the finished project.