Design & Decor - Design Ideas

10 hot trends from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

By
Tara Nolan
Photography by
Virginia MacDonald
Issue 11010001

This article appeared in January 2011 issue

From a circle motif to orchestrating the light and shadows, adapt these ideas to your space


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8. Order versus disorder
“You don’t have to stick with one style in your garden,” says Robert. “Sometimes two disparate looks complement each other.” A case in point is this skillful planting that transitions from monochrome to multicolour, and from naturalized to orderly.

9. Highlighting colour
The idea here, according to Robert, is that the white flowers at the front of the space would segue into an explosion of colourful plantings further on, representing white light being split like a prism into its constituent colours. Consider playing with white in your own yard to frame bold blocks of colour.

 

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