A structured and formal look that manages nature though sculpted symmetry and deliberate planting.
Understated grandeur reigns supreme, with inspiration drawn from some of the finest gardens. Tones and textures are clean and natural, with tasteful detail coming from interesting moulding or embossing. Topiary and precisely pruned foliage feature heavily, both in regimented designs and understated planters. In contrast to the formality, amusingly surreal ornamental hares and chess pieces counter the overall seriousness of the theme.
Classic style tips
- Repetition and consistency are integral to this look so plant matching pairs of plants or topiary.
- Adding a tastefully humorous ornament can tone down the formality of this look.
- Keep textiles natural in tone and texture, so they don't fight against the overall theme.