Posts Tagged ‘Design Principles’

Balance, harmony, emphasis, unity, scale, line, form, texture.



Whether one is designing a garden, a living room, or a marketing piece, adhering to the fundamental principles of good design can make a difference in finished product “working” or “not working” In the garden, the canvas is ever changing. Seasonal differences, plant growth, and human interaction, all combine to create challenges for the designer, and reinforce the need to rely on a set of basic elements to achieve success.


This month our designers offer their thoughts on Design Principles. Follow the links below to see what they have to say!


Jocelyn Chilvers : The Art Garden : Denver, CO

David Cristiani : It’s A Dry Heat : Albuquerque, NM

Mary Gallagher Gray : Black Walnut Dispatch : Washington, D.C.

Lesley Hegarty & Robert Webber : Hegarty Webber Partnership : Bristol, UK

Douglas Owens-Pike : Energyscapes : Minneapolis, MN

Susan Cohan : Miss Rumphius’ Rules : Chatham, NJ



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