Structured Style: My Garden Inspirations

A personal project this summer has been planning the landscaping for my home in Highland Park. I’ve always loved traditional European gardens, where everything is organized and there’s clear geometry in the design and repetitive themes.

To bring about that feel, I’m planning to integrate boxwoods and lots of green things. I like how traditional gardens often use one colored flower as an accent, so I’ll integrate hydrangeas (my favorite!). We’re also planning to add hardscape, again with plenty of green grass.

I’ve drawn a lot of ideas from the work of Doyle Herman Design Associates, in Greenwich, CT. Their landscape designs are stunning, expertly blending the well-defined and welcoming spaces of traditional gardens with modern elements, such as contrasting materials and asymmetrical shapes.

Following are a few of my favorite inspirations. Some are by Doyle Herman Design Associates, but most of the shots were taken locally at University Park here in Dallas, as well as a few from my recent trip to London:

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Photocredit- Doyle Herman Design Associates

by Doyle Herman Design Associates

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by Doyle Herman Design Associates

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by Doyle Herman Design Associates

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Taken in London


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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by design and the subtle impact of our surroundings. Some of my earliest influences still resonate – I think of the dark woods and textured lodens of my father’s shooting club, the smell of fresh paint on a new canvas, and the bold symmetry of the Philip Johnson Glass house just down the street. For me, it was a natural path to become an Interior Designer. I love what I do. I’ve created this Blog to share my thoughts, finds and design inspirations. I hope you enjoy it!