Friday, February 4, 2011

How To Add Depth In A Narrow Space

The long brick walk was already installed before I designed this project. My design added to its length, literally & metaphorically.Instead of bringing the brick 'straight' to the curb I flared it slightly.
A common technique for painting on canvas; transition from wider to narrower for creating the illusion of greater depth.
Can you believe the timing of the shadow? Ugh!
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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Pics taken at a recent project.

7 comments:

Bruce Barone said...

I like the shadow.

La Maison Fou said...

I can see it, and yes there is definately a vanishing point all the way to the curbside. Elongated and yes works quite well!
L.

Divine Theatre said...

Who ever heard of a shadow stealing the spotlight?

Babs said...

I like a flared walk/path, but hadn't thought about the look of depth!
I've always liked my path entries to flare because it seems more welcoming, like arms open wide to welcome in family or guests. Is that corny?
I'm learning so many design ideas from your blog.... Thanks and keep them coming.

BWS said...

Just right - 18th-century garden optics...

Amy Lagerquist said...

What a great idea! I do hope you'll share more of this particular project. I have a long, narrow front yard that perplexes me to no end, and I'd love to see how you transform your client's space.

classic • casual • home said...

We get the idea even with the shadow. Nice job.
Love the brick you used very welcoming.
Mary Ann