Friday, July 8, 2016

Picture: Garden Design Course

Pulling the gate/columns forward, below, welcomes you from the wide world into their private world, elongates the entry, and adds a foyer to the front door.  Painting the columns same as the house adds them to the footprint of the home, enlarging the home's territory.
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Painting the columns a different color, or if they were stone, still adds good features, excepting they become part of the garden, not the house.
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Great wisdom leaving the tops of the columns empty.
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Front door & light fixtures chosen well, they make the house seem taller.
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Note the gutters, below.  Copper color, not the brick color.  Well done.
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Roof, below, is like jewelry for the house.
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Repetition of square shapes, below, highlights the fabulousity of the tall round urns at the windows.  Super contrast.
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This garden design has been done for centuries.  Have seen it on several continents, and at all price points.  Done it myself, more than once.  Looks fresh & new with each reincarnation.
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Even the front door handle was chosen with care.  Drapes vs. blinds, again, well done.

/\ /\ . D. Keeley:

Pic, above, here.
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Copy, enfilade, axis, cross-axis, color, contrast, repetition, flow, welcome, focal points, ceiling, walls, floor, simplicity, has all the right Garden Design rules checked.
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I have a weakness for Garden- Design- Course in a single picture.
Garden & Be Well,   XOT

6 comments:

Kathy said...

Was excited when I read the title of your post. I thought you were offering a design course! ;)
Lovely home you chose to make your point....k

Lottie said...

Yes, I love the tall round urns in front of the windows!

Penelope Bianchi said...

Brilliant again. And the most briliant is when you say......"I love the whole lesson in one picture!"

and you are eso right.......that picture is teaching so many lessons.....thank you for your lesson........I want you to come speak here.....I will get it done!!

We need you! Every single garden club in the land needs you! I will join soon!!!

You are such a gifted gift!! Aha! A new expression!

Pam Pafford said...

Tara, I have loved this home and garden design since the first time I saw it! You are right - everything in one picture!

Ian McGregor said...

Nice post. Garden and landscaping is one of most important thing for home exterior. It will make your home beautiful from outer sides.

Ian McGregor said...

Nice post. Garden and landscaping is one of most important thing for home exterior. It will make your home beautiful from outer sides.