Saratoga EstateContemporary Garden, San Francisco
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8. OutdoorsDon’t forget the garden when you’re playing with scale. This giant urn adds a sculptural element and delights visitors to this gorgeous garden … not to mention creating a focal point that draws our eye down the garden path.TIP: Using giant focal points takes you on a visual journey and allows your eyes to come to rest on a particular point – if you enter a garden and skim over it without anything catching your eye, it needs a standout feature to act as a focal point; it’s just more satisfying.
This captivating garden plays with proportion and texture brilliantly. The soft no-mow grass is creeping red fescue (Festuca rubra) and the trees were transplanted from an old olive grove. The oversized urn looks like it could have been discarded there by a giant.