Category Archives: Thinking About

Thinking About…Garage Top Pergolas

 

garage top pergola

The dual structures, the  textures and the colors all work to lend this garage top pergola a sophisticated outlook.

garage top pergola

The circular halo design and attractive treatment of the parapet railing makes this pergola a standout.

Two very different but equally smart and stylish approaches to an often overlooked part of the garden plan. Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA, USA

 

 

Thinking About…Garden Sculptures

Garden sculptures

How do you place garden sculptures?

I know this may not look like your backyard (or mine) but as I was looking at it, I was reminded of the importance of placing sculptures in a garden.  That David is not something you would want to rearrange like the furniture in your living room.  What’s the smart thing to do? Make a cardboard cutout the size and shape of any sculpture you are thinking of installing in your garden. Move the cutout around until you are happy with the location. Sarasota, FL, USA

Thinking About…Porches

Dentils, always a good move, here they effectively animate what would have been a less interetsing cornice.

Dentils, always a good move

Dentils, always a good move, here they effectively animate what would have been a less interesting cornice.

I love the color and texture at play here.

I love the color and texture at play here.

Notice how the geometry of the balustrade on the second floor visually supports the fine details of the masonry work.

brick home with planters and white trellage

Hot terra cotta color planters

I like the hot terracotta color of the pottery, and  the flaxy rust of the plant with the brick body color of this home. The crisp white treillage work contrasts pleasantly.