Straight from my iPhone camera, here are a few inspirations from my recent trip to Europe!! Enjoy!
Here I am at the Rodin Museum in Paris, which I adore. If I were to design a house, this would be it– I think it is architecturally perfect. C’est magnifique– n’est pas?
This pathway caught my eye for a few reasons. The uniformity- the choice to use just one type and color of flower to line the hedges makes it visually striking. I feel it is always more effective to use a single color in landscaping. Secondly, I am a fanatic about perfectly manicured hedges! In this picture, you get a sense for how visually important it is to create a straight line, without a leaf out of place.
The sheep grazing in this roadside field added country charm to my drive. It is amazing how they clump together so organically and perfectly- it appears to be right out of a pastoral painting.
I visited Highclere Castle; the film location for one of my favorite TV shows, Downton Abbey. The exterior of the building looked so majestic in person! Downton Abbey returns to the air in the US January 2013… I can hardly wait!
I love to travel and I am so thankful for the chance to seek new inspirations abroad. Let me know what inspires you when you travel!