French Country Garden
The marriage of colorful cottage-style gardens with formal design, clipped hedges and stone hardscapes inspired the 19th-century French impressionists — and this romantic design style can look just as beautiful in 21st-century yards. French-country gardens blend the elements of formal design with informal, almost cottage-style planting beds. You have clipped hedges, and you also have more natural plantings that look a little wild.
French Garden in a Southern Setting - Traditional Home®
French Garden in a Southern Setting
Light the Entry for Safety The wrought-iron lantern mounted high on the wall of this porch sheds enough light to show the way to the French doors after dark. Fitted with two candlestick lamps and flame-shape bulbs, the lantern has an understated traditional look that suits this country French exterior.
Lighting Ideas for Outdoor Rooms
This door is probably the most photographed in St Ives, Cornwall, and even has its own Flickr group. The 200 year old door belongs to St Ives Bakery and has been listed by its owners, who were at one time made an offer to put it in the Tate gallery, but as the owner said: "Where would I get another 200 year old door?" http://www.flickr.com/photos/delboyalbums/6260514881/
fabulous trellis via Vicki Archer's French Essence