Greta Uvarova. Outdoor. November 25th , 2017.
Nature has always held an abiding allure for people, offering many marvels that we strive to comprehend and conquer, or simply ponder and peruse. With intelligent thought, design and technology, engineers and architects have surmounted numerous challenges in order to provide new perspectives on nature. Viewpoints and vantage points are especially attractive design propositions. Those with unusual forms and gravity defying angles capture our imagination, affording countless pleasing views of nature’s magnificent bounty. The recent solar eclipse—a total eclipse visible within a band across the United States on 21 August 2017—was a reminder of our desire to view and observe the power of nature. The following physical viewpoints each give viewers a chance too interact with nature in different ways.
If you live in an area where it’s not practical to cultivate a lush, green lawn, you may be interested in creating a more drought-tolerant landscape by using native plants that don’t require much water. Xeriscaping is becoming increasingly popular, and even if you’re not looking to add large amounts of gravel to your yard, you can create an abundant look by grouping plants into clusters. After all, there’s power in numbers. Whether you saturate an area with a large number of the same plant or you introduce some variety by incorporating a couple of different types of native plants, you can get a modern look by planting greenery in rows or tidy groups. When “like” plants are placed together and more than one selection is involved, you can achieve eye-catching contrast. Or you can make a statement by including one different plant that stands out in the pack (scroll to the top of the post to see a lone blue agave plant take center stage in a sea of Mexican feather grass).
Succulents are an ever-popular planter choice, and many modern design lovers create succulent gardens and plantscapes that feature a range of plants in different colors and forms. Reserving a couple of planters for seasonal flowers will give you a spot for an ever-evolving garden of blooms. Don’t be afraid to get inspiration from commercial landscaping. Office buildings and outdoor shopping centers are just two of many locations that often showcase large planters filled with flowers. Note the different color combinations, and snap photos of your favorites so you can take them to your local nursery to find out more about the plants.
Looking for some high-end teak outdoor furniture finds? You would be hard-pressed to find a collection more modern, elegant and sturdy than the one on offer at Barlow Tyrie. Perfecting the art of crafting outdoor furniture using teak for nearly 100 years, this si the perfect option for those who love warmth of wood coupled with plenty of comfort. Color, contemporary silhouette and a touch of eccentricity – the wide range of outdoor furniture Fermob is all about celebrating modernity wrapped in plenty of brightness. The Balad Collection of outdoor lamps is undoubtedly one of our favorites while the Bistro Series of chairs turn your patio into a cool and relaxing hangout with a hint of French flavor. The Bellevie table is another versatile piece that accommodates 8 to 10 people with ease as you plan for that space-savvy and stylish outdoor retreat.
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