Horizontal fencing is a “must” for a contemporary, modern or mid-century modern home because it complements these architectural styles, says Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design, based in Atlanta. Vertical fencing is always in visual conflict with these styles, she says.
Horizontal lines are more calming than vertical lines, so horizontal fencing is highly favored when homeowners are seeking an outdoor sanctuary intended for relaxing, says Danna Cain of Atlanta-based Home & Garden Design. She adds that this aspect makes horizontal fencing an ideal complement for an Oriental or zen-themed landscape.
An stained cedar board-on-board fence has an organic design that fits with the outdoor setting. The fence, by Topiarius, a full-service landscape design, build and maintenance firm in Chicago, is made using applied decorative panels.
A stone fence on an 2.5-acre Atlanta estate, called Rivermeade, by Harrison Design, adds a design element without blocking views of the natural meadow behind the property. The residence has been featured on the tours by the Atlanta Botanical Garden and The Cultural Landscape Foundation, and was featured on a TV show, Tyler Perry’s "For Better or Worse" sitcom.