A fence made of curving perpendicular white rods adds visual interest and safety to the pool area of a south Florida property. The white fence is part of the landscape design by ArquitectonicaGEO, a Florida ASLA Annual Design Award winner.
In the renovation of this beach cottage, one of the big improvements was to create a welcoming entryway. The front door was hidden, so the designers set up a fence and gate which invites guests down the path to the home.
A white privacy fence encloses this backyard patio while still allowing the space to feel open. String lights and paper lanterns provide soft outdoor lighting above a painted picnic table and stainless steel grill.
A wide front porch, topped with a 24-gauge standing-seam roof, invites relaxation and conversation with neighbors at HGTV Smart Home 2013. Pine straw-covered beds planted with Asiatic jasmine greet guests along the front fence.
Purple coneflower, daisies, foxglove, black-eyed Susans, astilbe and hollyhocks fill this garden. "More than half the plants were split from perennials in other areas of my garden," says the homeowner, "and this turned out to be my favorite bed."
Painting the shutters and front door black on this traditional home creates a visual rhythm. The white picket fence and stone columns framing the white gate provide a beautiful frame for this well manicured yard.
A white picket fence stands guard at the front of this contemporary farmhouse. Complete with a tin roof, stone chimney and inviting front porch, the home is a picture of country charm. The third-story tower offers an unexpected twist in typical farmhouse design.
I am a firm advocate of the "good fences make good neighbors" philosophy and have also noticed how effective a fence can be in keeping door to door salespeople at bay. I also like how the white picket fence and pergola (all built by my husband) draped with fragrant jasmine visually defines the parameters of my garden.