So far we’ve covered line and light for your outdoor space (make sure you check www.thechronicleherald.ca/Homes to catch up); now let’s have some fun and talk about texture.
For me, putting texture into the garden is my favourite part of the design because texture creates a lot of emotional responses. I love to watch my guest’s expressions when they see a combination that was unexpected. Texture naturally invites you to touch with lots of visual and tactile cues.
With man-made objects, I love using patio stones, pea gravel or even heavily grained woods in combinations so that the different shapes play off each other. This combination of textures makes the space more visually appealing. Plants are even easier to create opposing textures by mixing wide and thin leaves.