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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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 Comment

  1. Anne Wareham on July 30, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I so love black – have black pergola and rails http://veddw.com/blog/good-things/
    and black walls in the conservatotory – http://veddw.com/gallery/
    and a black pool – but I’ve bored you enough! Enough to say I love your look!
    XXXXXXX

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