Garden Design Details – Black Slats

garden hut black slats patio cover from torvan via www.pithandvigor.comI am desperately trying to finish off some projects that have been carrying on for too long.  One of which is the pergola over the cobblestone patio that I laid last fall.  I have just finished putting the polymeric sand between the stones and now I need to turn my attention to the pergola that will go over the top.

modern chicage house by Ranquist Development via www.pithandvigor.com

I have been hashing through the design details in my head for months and I have finally settled upon a style.  Black Slats.

The house is currently very dark brown, but I am slowing getting it stained black (season by season, side by side….who says you have to paint your house all at once?)  so going black makes sense to tie everything together.

outdoor bathroom from http://bobedre.dk/ via www.pithandvigor.com

Open slats are modern but have a cottage appeal — which I think will strike a perfect balance for my quirky  1940’s house…plus they leave plenty of room to go a little glam….which I am dreaming of in my garden.

black slat garden via www.pithandvigor.com

It has me thinking that maybe I need to go all black….I love the black pots (which I already have some of) and all the black accents.  This green/black color scheme works so well in Danish and Scandinavian light…I wonder if it will work in New England light?

images by Torvans, Trendir design by Ranquist Development, bo bedreskona hem

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Rochelle Greayer

ROCHELLE GREAYER – AUTHOR, LANDSCAPE DESIGNER, SUPER MOM WANNABE, FARMERS’ MARKET MANAGERESS, & FOUNDER/ EDITOR OF PITH + VIGOR

…I’ve had a few careers. The Highlights (in no particular order):

  • Mach 1.2 in the back seat of an F-14
  • Launching Russia’s first commercial satellite
  • Planting a giant Sequoia tree
  • Actually writing and publishing that book
  • Kickstarting a very cool garden newspaper

Other Stuff:
Love ‘Truck Songs’ – a super special mix tape heard only in my flare side Ford pick-up while on plant buying and flea market adventures. Will forever relish the day I was mistaken for Gwyneth Paltrow. I know that there is nothing better than Colorado roots, Montana blood and a rancher’s sensibility. If it is in the plant kingdom and its chartreuse, or grassy, or both – I want it. Can’t own enough pairs of Seven jeans. Thinks Rhinestone Cowboy and Grease were two of the best things about the 70s. Wears Sambas to garden and Hunters only when the mud is deep. Endless wanderlust will forever keep me in good supply of cocktail stories.
Past lives include stints as a Physicist Rocket Scientist, Pizza Maker, and Literary Agent Assistant
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