Combining Styles: French-Inspired Home With Contemporary Patio Furniture
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.
French-Inspired Patio With Floral Pillows and Whitewashed Terra-Cotta Pots
Whitewashed terra-cotta pots and ceramic pitchers work together to set the scene. Start out with a few creamy pillows and add to your collection over time. Yellow and blue is a classic color scheme that also feels very French.
To visually delineate the pool area from the formal garden, Deborah Cerbone Associates lined one side of the yard with flowering bushes. Across the way, a pool house flanked by pergolas gives the owners and their guests room to relax after a swim.
French Doors Provide Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Transition
The design of this elegant French country estate allows for the seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. On the first floor, all of the public spaces in the home are connected to the outdoor spaces by French doors.
The Chateau du Grand Luce is an 18th century estate in France's Loire Valley. Its construction began in 1760 and the 45,000-square-foot mansion was completed four years later. American designer Timothy Corrigan bought and restored the house and gardens.
Stone archways frame views of the pool and cabana beyond, as well as invite cool breezes to filter inside this loggia. Meanwhile, a white table and chairs both visually lighten the room and allow for entertaining guests.
French-Inspired Patio With Wicker Chair and Flowering Plants
Flowering plants peeking out of a basket is an easy addition to make to any outdoor space. Purchase a number of plants and group them together inside a basket, and use them in several spots around your deck. A simple small chair is an easy addition to any of your existing furniture.
Backyard & Exterior: French Normandy Beauty in New Canaan, Conn.
Rich gray stucco pairs with classic gray stone and sloping gables to create a stunning French Normandy-style home. A lush backyard with beautiful landscaping adds appeal to the home's already impressive exterior.
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.
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.