Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Create Enfilades

My childhood home was built around an open courtyard, many were during that decade on Galveston Bay.




When the courtyard is designed to be part of the interior an Enfilade, a view into a view, is created.
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Enfilades are the most common photograph of gardens to be chosen for hardcover books & magazines.
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A fact I noticed decades ago, and began then, creating as many enfilades as possible.
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Why should YOU create enfilades?  Copy what the best garden designers & photographers do.  Enfilades are historic for a reason.  Great impact with little input.
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Garden & Be Well,            XO Tara
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Pics  of Pablo Paniagua's work.

3 comments:

Ellen @Color Calling said...

I am seeing mirrors in the garden in more and more magazine shoots. The one in that courtyard is huge! I can understand the smaller ones that look like portholes, but how would they keep something like this clean enough to make the dramatic impact? Looks fabulous in its present pristine shape, though! Beautiful courtyard you're showing, and my mind is turning just looking out my own window!

Henhurst Interiors said...

Wow - Stunning.

Anne Boykin said...

Hi Tara, Thanks for your lovely blog! Happy New Year!