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publicat in: Terrace & Garden // Publicata pe 20.04.2015

The traditional Italian gardens are formal, with symmetrical, geometric lines, hidden alleys and gazebos. But, for a total contrast, there is the relaxed, rustic and full of flowers Tuscan-inspiration garden.

 

Symmetry is an important principle in the Italian-type garden. If you plan to landscape an elegant garden inspired by the elegance of the Renaissance, everything must be designed with extreme care for geometry: the areas dedicated to plants and walkways should rather use straight, sober lines. Many houses in Italy are placed in the hills, and then the garden architecture developed on levels: on the one hand, the panorama of the house into the garden is fabulous but it also goes both ways, highlighting the house.

 

The Italian tradition considers the garden as a space designed for walking, therefeore the focus is on walkways (mostly from natural stone) but also the spacious terraces. Moreover, the Italian-inspired garden should always have gazebos or more intimate, secluded areas: a pergola disguised by grape vines or at least one bench and a garden table, close to tall plants.

 

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The presence of water is very important for this type of garden: small swimming pools, waterfalls or fountains will create that distinct atmosphere. Usually, a fountain is the center of the garden – this is the starting point for every symmetrical walkway crossing the garden.

 

See also an example of a Mediterranean garden with garden fountain!

 

The statues and decoration elements in the Italian garden are also signature-elements of style: busts or even natural size statues with mythological gods and goddesses, placed near giant planters with lemons or climbing roses, compose the perfect picture for depicting an old Italian style.

 

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"Giardino all ' Italiana" promotes the principle of imposing order over nature, therefore, if you want to view the Italian style for the garden in a new perspective, you must create everything from symmetry and geometry, it is recommended to create gazebos for a small pause following a stroll in the garden and use decoration elements from natural stone: massive pots, columns or statues.

 

Tuscan Garden

The atmosphere of a Tuscan garden is quite different – much more relaxed, with a different approach compared to the classic Italian garden. A Tuscan-style inspired garden should mirror the joy of life, the pleasure of good food and the pleasant gatherings with friends.

 

Photo source: www.tuscanyaccommodation.com

 

From the colors selected for the stone flooring (travertine is popular), preferably warm, with touches of yellow, orange, red (never gray) for furniture – which must be extremely comfortable, or plants – colored, which adds a dramatic look for the terrace or garden. Tuscan-inspired design uses dark wood, natural stone associated with old-style elegance.

 

For the terrace, it is important to grow grape vines or other plants that can produce shade, possibly supported with a simple wooden pergola, so that the terrace becomes a quiet corner for meals or breakfast.

 

For further details on choosing the natural stone best suited to your project give us a call at +40318.222.333, or send us an email at export@piatraonline.com!

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