Ok, so this is a bit outlandish, but what’s not to love about Daisy chairs and that big fat round Boxwood? This vignette was an entry at the 2008 Chelsea Flower Show in London. The Chelsea Flower Show is world-renowned and attracts 157,000 visitors with local and international exhibitors from countries as far away as the USA, Barbados, Sri Lanka, France, Holland, Italy, Germany, Australia, Jamaica, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, Hong Kong, India and Zimbabwe. There are around 600 exhibitors in total with over 100 floral exhibitors. Each display seeks to shake up the plant and garden world. And wouldn’t this do just that at your house?
From a design perspective, the vignette exhibits wonderful use of shape repetition – the globes of Allium, the half sphere of Boxwood, the round Daisy seats and the curves of the chair backs and mosaics. Even though the design seems somewhat impractical, the overall collection of items hangs together because someone thought it out first.
Think about your garden – do you use repetition of shapes as a way of making your garden gel? And do you have a moment of whimsy that makes you smile?