Thursday, December 5, 2013

How to Design a Grill so it's not an Eyesore

Movable grills are awkward, not aesthetic, & do not 'fade away' into the backdrop.  Mostly, movable grills are an eyesore.  

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If a movable grill is on your buy-list study the exterior design, above.
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This is an expertly executed exterior design.  
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Obviously a styled photo I can still smell what's cooking.  And we 'know' there was no cooking going-on for the shoot !
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Why does this movable grill look good?  Props: comfort chairs-pillows-table-umbrella-mood, a color trinity was chosen/green-gray-stainless, simplicity, focal point (if you have an eyesore place a focal point nearby), contrast of many square shapes vs. round armillary sundial, formal landscape choices contrasted with informal plantings, repetition of flooring from dining area to garden area, an easy to maintain garden lets you focus on LIVING in the garden.  Simply.
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Garden & Be Well,      XO Tara
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Pic via 5th and State.  No excuses about the house, above.  If it's beautiful at a historic estate, it will be beautiful in your landscape.
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If you want a beautiful garden & home filling you with joy, and tap the brake pedal, as you look in the rear view mirror heading out, become my client, local or on-line.
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1 comment:

sandrajonas.com said...

Tara, you are right on point! One of the most potent design tools is DISTRACTION. In my garden I use it all the time.
xoxo Sandra