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!
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.
Tucked in the far corner of the backyard is an idyllic swimming area. Here, tall trees and a stone garden wall offer privacy, while an outdoor dining set invites guests to savor sips and snacks after a leisurely 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 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.
A covered loggia connects the garage to the main house, as well as teases a view of the rear garden. Blue pottery decorates the breezeway and speaks to the same cobalt-colored tile that lines the pool and fountain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With perennial beds and rose bushes on either side of the path, guests will love strolling through this European-inspired garden. Thanks to its sleek design, the swimming pool ahead blends beautifully with the horizon line.