Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Table Top Design

Mantles, tables, chests, dressers, bookshelves, and their flotsam/jetsom, tell me how to arrange clients gardens.
Do they like simplicity, focal points, pairs, drifts, matchy/watchy, shiny, bright colors, rustic, fru-fru, farm, castle, muted hues, eclectic, showy & etc.

Junking recently I found this dresser for the foyer of my new office.  Once sited I went to the kitchen & started grabbing blue/white.  Free is good.

On its way home, above/below.

What is the Garden Design indicated by the top of this chest with the blue/white?  Girlfriend obviously likes pairs & focal points.  Biggest platter is a gorgeous antique iron gate. Tulipiers are brick/stone columns with pair old urns and the smaller plates a flagstone path. Surface of the chest is groundcover Asiatic jasmine.
THIS is how I see interiors.  Source material for the garden.
Garden & Be Well,   XO Tara
Never anticipated my new office being this fun, 'camp chic' style.  Nor psycho-analyzing my own table top style.


Anonymous said...

Tara---what a clever way to see the future garden design! Love it!
Best, Ellen

Things That Inspire said...

I have noticed a distinct lack of tabletops in my house - fewer than in my old house - which causes me decoration issues during Christmas. I normally put out a Nativity scene and a carolers scene - in the old house, the Nativity went on a chest in my family room (the chest is now relegated to the basement), and the carolers went in my breakfast room (that piece of furniture - a huge sideboard - stayed with the old house).

I have not seen the right replacements for a few key spots in the new house, but some day they will find me.

- Holly

Henhurst Interiors said...

I love shopping inside my own house. Nothing feels better! Love the dresser - nice find!

Anonymous said...

All design is related....just have to see it.
I had a difficult time when I shifted from fashion to landscape, took someone I admired to tell me "design is design!"
Love that 'antique gate'!

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

I think this would serve any gardener who's confused about a personal gardening style, like me. My tabletops DO seem to resemble my gardens -- a little chaotic, but contained. Eclectic, but not crazy edgy.

Come to think of it, sounds like the way I think and dress and eat. Perhaps you should consider a side practice of psychotherapy, helping people discover their true nature through gardening. Oh, I guess you already do that!