Thursday, May 17, 2012

How To Create Exterior Simplicity

The hedge is brilliant.  Vine on the risers is more brilliant.
Topiaried green meatballs are fun.  Terra cotta on the table?  Perfection.
Notice the lack of pattern on the textiles?  Be careful with exterior textile pattern.  Very careful.
Many interior rooms look onto this view.  Without going inside I know it's an obvious Vanishing Threshold.  Without going inside I know the owners.
How little can the landscape have and hold together?  Whoever 'tossed' out this much simplicity is good.  Very good.
Low maintenance, weekly blow & trimming 2x/year. 
Choose a color theme.  It should flow from the interiors. 
Garden & Be Well,     XO Tara
Pic via Cote de Texas.  When I worked at a nursery one assistant manager was incredibly talented at displays.  BUT, we would always beg him to stop.  He would create the above, BUT keep going.  On his off day we would cleanse the abundance. 


Renée Finberg said...

you are so right about it flowing from the inside to the outside.....
sometimes designers/clients abandon the exterior flow.

they stop designing at the doors that lead to outside.


A-M said...

Ha,ha,ha "cleanse the abundance". I love your turn of phrase. So elegant! A-M xx

Desert Dweller said...

"It's all important"...especially carrying on any excellence & thought inside. Most clients here forget that, and where they live. Psychos that gulp too much water?

Taking time in the design to reduce is so crucial...nice post and image of the pool area!