Just like the weather this last week, design trends are always changing. I wanted to spend a few minutes this rainy day going over a few landscape design trends that I have been enjoying lately.
Metals, especially brass and copper. These metals are a fantastic alternative to the common chrome finishes that have been used so heavy recently. The rich warm tones of the brass and copper look even better when paired with deep rich blues and blacks that are also gaining in popularity. Modern but timeless, is a nearly unbeatable combo, regardless if its used indoors or out.
copper light fixture
Patterns, stripes even plaids. I know that these subtle was to insert color have been around forever but the more modern applications that they have been used lately are something to take note of. With the endless choices of outdoor rugs, throws, planters, umbrellas, outdoor fabrics, the list goes on and on, its no longer acceptably to think just about outdoor furniture but you need to think creating cohesive outdoor rooms.
Single species container planting. Again this style has had its ebb and flow but right now its seems to be on point. Typically paired with more contemporary architecture and plants with a strong structural form, such as succulents or palms, however if you have a more traditional house don’t be afraid to single out one plant to be used in a container with a equally beautifully simple form.
I hope spring has encouraged you all to get out and work your landscapes. I wanted to go over a few design trends that I think you might find helpful. Now there are a tons of amazing ways to spruce up your landscape but I just wanted to hit on a few that I cant get enough of.
Concrete stains. If you have a boring wall or patio that you have grown tired of looking at, consider adding some color to recharge and make it something to show off not try to hide away.
Wood batten screens. I love the clean look of batten screens. They have a sense of repetition and order that I have always been drawn towards. They dont have to be wood, if the budget allows think about using metal.
Simplicity. Now this one can come in many forms from a simple restrained plant list to utilizing just one color or form all the way down to carefully considered minimalism. This works extremely well with more contemporary architecture and a view to die for.
Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
Water features, especially reflecting pools and rills. They both have this level of sophistication that is hard to match. Not only do they add the all powerful water element to a landscape they help to break up large expanses with shear beauty that cant me match any other way.
Thanks for taking the time to look at just some of my favorite landscape elements. I will try to post more often so please check back often for the latest updates.
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