Recreating the World’s Most Iconic Landscapes
The effortless elegance of French gardens is one that is both well known and often idealized. It brings to mind the impressive grandeur of the Gardens at Versailles, or memories of lying in a secluded spot along the Seine.
You can transform your outdoor living space into your own French garden with a few simple items. Whether you love to watch the sunrise with a coffee and croissant, or savor an aperitif as the last bit of light fades into the horizon, follow our tips and make your own restful garden getaway.
Distinguished Design with a Colorful Flair
Spectacularly ornate urns capture the essence of France’s royal history, and make an equally regal statement in your garden or flanking the entryway to your patio. Add an arrangement of colorful, vibrant flowers – we suggest lilacs, wild roses and impatiens – to give your outdoor space the same elegant, old-world style found throughout the Gardens at Versailles.
All the Proper Trimmings
Classic Versailles planters, initially built to house the orange trees of Louis XIV, serve as a distinctive showcase for a beautifully sculpted boxwood tree.
The combination of classic design and meticulously manicured greenery looks magnificent as a complement to a cast-iron inspired furniture set.
Antique Style made Modern
Early in the 19th century, two architects forever changed the landscape of Paris with their ingenious use of cast iron adornments. As the popularity of this intricately detailed decorative metalwork swept through the city, it became a signature staple of French gardens. A modern day update has replaced cast iron with the more durable and lighter weight cast aluminum. Powdercoating allows the aluminum to achieve the rich color and texture of cast iron, so the antique designs that have been admired for centuries are precisely replicated.
The Grand Finale
Of course, no Parisian Garden would be complete without a show-stopping centerpiece. Incredible stone fountains, designed in the same style as those found throughout historic European cities, add a truly impressive finishing touch to your inspired outdoor space.
All that’s left to do is sit back and toast to your new French garden with a flute of fine champagne.