Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Using Color Restraint with Intensity

Intense restraint and another example of the color trinity green-brown-white.

Restraint so intense the terrace has become a proscenium for guests.
Subtlety so rich the bluestone & granite become focal points.
Humbling execution.
Garden & Be Well,     XO Tara
Pic Wendy Posard and Associates.  Definite teamwork between architect & owners.
2 Tara Dillard questions a patio must answer, 'Is this patio so fabulous I must see inside the house?', 'Is this patio so incredible I must see the garden?'.  Yes & yes.


Lori Buff said...

That looks so inviting.

La Contessa said...

For me too………YES and YES to your questions!
Planted 325 bulbs yesterday…..back is killing me as I counted and placed everyone!

cindy hattersley design said...

Positively beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Agreed. And how long before Sunset or Better H&G show such things, instead of Monet-rehashes in Santa Fe and other places they determine "that's what people want to see"?

Tara Dillard said...

Magazines must sell product. Their mission statement is not to educate about good design.

Garden centers must sell plants, not good design.

Follow the money!

Amazing how historic landscape design increases property value, decreases heating/cooling costs, maximizes pollinators, does not poison water supply....but of you each get the picture.


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