Using Stone In Rustic Gardens – Elegance and Drama
Stone has always gone hand in hand with the rustic, traditional concept, adding rigor tones to an image, but a coolness which draws rather than repels. Alongside wood, stone creates superb landscapes, full of natural, a symbiosis which invites to profound relaxation and perfect harmony with nature. Below are, as a proof to aforesaid words, a couple of examples of how using stone in rustic gardens creates images full of character.
The simplest arrangement is probably laying stones on the ground, whether as stairs or stepping stones, creating an alley which elegantly winds along the green spaces, taking you into the very heart of the nature.
A stone bench, simple, yet radiating expressiveness, makes a powerful accent against the greenery and quickly becomes the visual focal point of the landscape.
Wood and stone, again a classic combination, with profound visual effects. The wood board bridge seems to carry a mere aesthetic value with it, flanked by big stone, and the effect is truly captivating.
There where a brook runs across a garden, stones come to add drama to the image as a natural companion of the water stream. The landscape is full of dynamism mainly diffused by the running water and completed by the chromatic unity.
For those more ambitious and more skillful at the same time, a garden into you which you go through a stone moon gate is truly an original presence. The stone introduces you first to the rustic landscape behind it where you will enjoy unique moments of tranquility.
Again stone stepping stones, this time bigger, more visual, dividing the garden in two and then extending into a rustic stone wall, a perfect match for the similar insertions on the house façade.
A table with two benches, all tree on river stone filled supporting legs, is indeed an unusual presence. The stone dominates the image visually, along the brick in the pavement, with the second green plan in the background bringing a touch of vitality.
For stronger effects, build a mosaic of stone and bricks to step on during your relaxing walks in the garden. Place a stone bench at the end of the alley to add some elegance and drama to the landscape.
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