Christian Dior Inspired Fashion Garden

It’s time for another garden inspired by fashion, and once again, I have found something that I think is really fun by my new favorite fashion illustrator – goodyfinch at Can’t not Know.   Really, almost all of my inspirations lately are coming from this amazing artist.  This one is titled  Christian Dior 08 and I think it evokes a mid century feeling with an Asian, south beach touch.   Don’t you think?  For some reason I feel like this girl lives in Copenhagen and visits Tivoli Gardens for afternoon walks with her chi-poo (cross between a chihuahua and poodle). Would you agree?

christian dior 2008 can't not know dress garden inspiration

by Can’t Not Know

Lighting is the first things that comes to mind. I kind of think this collection of lighting for an imaginary garden might just be my favorite of all time.

lighting for a christian dior garden

From the Top, a vintage Verner Panton Flower Pot Lamp….I think a series of these would be most exciting.  A bit of a hunt, but worth it.  This picture came from the Furniture Store Blog.   Event lighting or just for some summer fun, these fish bowl lanterns capture the colors of our girl (from Luna Bazaar) .  I think they would be perfect draped over a sparkling pool.  At the bottom (for around the pool edge and sitting areas)  the La Lune light complete with its Spanish moss lampshade that I found over on Gaspard Live.

This is how I would hang the lanterns…. Lots of them…

spirit lanterns

Spirit Lantern Festival, Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh by photojenni

Because she seems so euro chic, I imagine her in a modern home – though not today modern…really, mid century (it’s the hat right?).   Her garden should be textural and sophisticated like this one.

mid century modern garden from sunset magazine by steve gunther

Image by Photo: Steven Gunther found at Sunset Magazine.

garden accessories for christian dior garden bamboo umbrella modern mid centry plants agave americana and campsis trumpet vine

Ok, from the top….that awesome image of Agave americana is from G Living – a totally cool blog about green living.  The Agave and the Trumpet vine would be my planting focal points in a sea of textural interest. The stackable planters and the one with the metal base (bottom left) are both available from from Nova 68.

The bamboo parasols (which are made of water proof fabric) are from Jedi Creations. I have mentioned the  awesome spindle planters before, but was reminded of them when I saw them again at Modern Design Interior. And finally, the trumpet vine image (Campsis) was taken by clione

She is missing furniture…I am looking for a sleek white metal bamboo inspired set with a sofa that looks like this chair that I saw at Girl Meets Glamour,  (available from an amazing looking store in Atlanta called Pieces) but haven’t found it….seems I have seen something like it somewhere though…

bamboo metal garden chair

Anyway, What do you think?  Love this garden? What would you add?


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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. Olive Branch/Mike on June 30, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Love the color combination and I especially love the Japanese inspired lanterns! They would be really nice reflecting over a pond or water feature of some kind.

  2. City Chic - Jamie on June 30, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Lovely colors! That lantern is wonderful!

  3. Helen on July 3, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    You have put together the most wonderful colors and textures that all relate to the fishbowl lantern. Gorgeous! I’d love those lanterns in our garden.

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