Offset and somewhat hidden away from the front of this majestic home is a side driveway and three spacious garage entrances for the homeowner. The garage doors are arched and fabricated from weathered wood to blend with the rest of the home. The landscaping here, as designed by Mark Scott and Associates, is simple but camouflages the utilitarian purposes of the space.
Lovely, sublime and elegant all describe this French-inspired home, with Mark Scott and Associates enhancing its charm with their compelling landscape design. Particularly, the small wrought gate that one must enter honors the architectural components of this design style. The address of this beautiful home may not lay in southeast France, but the look and heart of its structure and scenery surely takes one there!
Another wonderful feature of this French-themed home is a private patio area and fireplace that appears separate from its main gathering space. One can relax, take a breather or even meditate in this small, out-of-the-way area that is as beautifully apportioned as the rest of the home. Mark Scott and Associates designed the landscaping with a more secluded space in mind.
Although there is much to see and experience at the back of this home, nothing is more inviting than the simple lines of the swimming pool that awaits a willing participant. From the pool, one can view the beautiful covered patio and rustic pergola that sit side by side as interesting contrasts. The simple lines and textures of this outside scene, as designed by Mark Scott and Associates, are a amalgamation of French Provence design.
The back of this French Provence home at twilight is a sight to behold as light shimmers from the upstairs balcony to the covered patio and then beyond to a tempted-to-be-tried swimming pool. The effect is serene and seductive, yet the home never loses the air of grand elegance and a simple, coordinated design. Mark Scott and Associates chose a scattering of plants in this area so not to detract from the home's smart architectural details.
When this patio garden was conceived, the landscape architect was remembering a year in Provence. The French country garden boasts concrete pavers, a trellis covered in cup-and-saucer vines, purple leaf plum trees and flowering ground cover.
This narrow galley kitchen boasts an all-white color palette that helps brighten and visually expand the space. With tile accents and an oversized wall clock, this French country kitchen would be right at home in Provence.
No detail has been missed in this stunning French-themed home design. The simple lines of the structure blend well with outside details -- rustic landscaping, a swimming pool, arched openings, columns and a pergola for dining. Together these elements form a cohesive layout for a beautiful home.
Out the door and in a few short steps, owners of this French-inspired home can take a dip in a lovely swimming pool of a straightforward design. Mark Scott and Associates' landscaping in this exterior area draws focus to the back of the home's structure by placing a scattering of simple and shrubbery and grasses next to the pool and patio. The result frames the picture of this home's perfection.
The old cliche "pretty as a picture" cannot begin to describe this gorgeous home in California with landscaping designed by Mark Scott and Associates. Though the look and feel of the exterior appear rustic and unmanicured, the designers set greenery meticulously to a render a pastoral charm and old-world sensibility. Everything about this home is relaxed, warm, elegant and utterly inviting.
This small bathroom takes its influence from French Country style. The brilliant blues and sunny yellows that are the staples of the style have been muted to blue-gray and pale yellow. On the blue-gray painted wall shelf, there is a yellow bird figurine, along with small yellow flowers, both of which allude to the rooster figurine and Provence sunflowers that adorn all French Country decor.
From its Mediterranean architecture to its rustic landscaping, this beautiful, stately home shines its light even as night falls around it. The soft neutral colors against the flourishing greenery and the azure sky make a stunning statement, as if the home had been planned with every detail in mind.
Designers were able to successfully mix styles by keeping with the home's exterior neutral color scheme across the outdoor furniture and accessories. The more contemporary patio furniture blends well with the French Provincial theme because it does not take a lead in the overall scheme; rather, the furniture's simple lines and structure blend with the evenness of the architecture. Landscaping by Mark Scott and Associates.
Designers at Mark Scott and Associates created a special area adjacent to the house and swimming pool featuring a rustic pergola and greenery that harmonize with the outdoor scene, yet add dimension and texture with their presence. A stone walkway leads from the backyard to a dining table and grill for easy access.