Sunday, August 05, 2007

Blurring the boundaries

Not strictly an article on shedworking, nevertheless this piece by Elspeth Thompson has some interesting ideas for blurring the boundary between indoors and outdoors when it comes to garden design and outdoor structures/living. Here's one suggestion:
"Colours for walls and the bases of built-in benches and other surfaces can also be linked with the interior. When using white, or shades of white, however, go for a slightly darker shade outside, as it will always appear brighter in natural light. The colours of key plants can also be chosen to tie in with the indoor décor. Though green as a backdrop goes with anything, it would be fun to have a rose such as 'Empereur du Maroc', whose ravishing deep red blooms could be echoed by a cushion or chair cover inside, or to pick out the colours of a favourite painting in your planting."

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