I’m not one to speak French. I know several words, and wish I knew more for the beauty of how it sounds, but Spanish is far more practical living in Texas (and in all of the U.S. for that matter). On a trip to Paris a few years ago, I purchased a beautiful coffee table book that I lugged home in my suitcase called Les Jardins de Russell Page. I didn’t know who he was at the time, but I knew I was entranced by his breathtaking landscapes. Jardin, meaning garden, is one french word that has stuck with me over the years.
From exploring the gardens of Versailles to the beauty of the city streets of Paris, it is clear that Parisians understand the importance of eye-pleasing landscape architecture. They embrace the ideology that design is not just something that needs to be applied to the interiors, but the exterior landscape as well. I have fallen in love with another landscape architect in France. Dominique Lafourcade is currently constructing gardens of dreams which are timeless and thoughtful with the right amount of unexpected beauty. She is masterful at her craft and is undoubtedly my current inspiration in the world of Les Jardins.
Incredible landscape sketches full of fantastic details!
A fascinating cityscape pool area.
Phenomenal layout of hedges, pots, and boxwoods.
How idyllic is this property?! Dreamy.
Lavender, cypress, and manicured grounds.
Boxwoods with a dust of snow.
I love the symmetry she uses in her design, yet somehow it doesn’t seem overly formal.
Green is all you need.