I was invited to a lovely Easter’s eve lunch at the home of a local decorator. I was the guest of someone, and only knew the host slightly, so obviously, had never been to his house or seen his garden.
It was love at first sight! It’s what I would do to my garden and my house, if I had the nerve, and the eye… and of course, the patience to wait out the process. To me, the garden says Rough Luxe, which is sort of my design ideal.
The gardens were a mix of formal plantings like the boxwoods above, but with an unexpected twist, like the blue gates pointing to a sculpture, and then leading out into the meadow beyond. I like this garden now, but I imagine I’d love it even more in June when it’s all leafy and green!
Inside the gates is a small courtyard, with some personal artifacts, like this miniature Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile , and an old section of a garden gate with some rusted lanterns. I am sure that the new wood will age beautifully along with the rest of the wood..
The inside of the house was even more amazing, but I was a very polite guest and didn’t take pictures, or even ask to take pictures, although I know that the house has been published before!