Monday, June 18, 2012

SUMMER STYLE-GARDEN PAVILLIONS

When looking for serious design inspiration, or when I just need a quiet "zen moment", I head to Mecox Gardens in Southampton. Their vast selection of antique and re-edition garden fountains, planters and decorative objects are displayed in subtle, thoughtful vignettes throughtout the vast property. I made my way through the garden grounds on Saturday and came upon this fantastic Garden Pavillion.  The structure is a stately, masterful work of green-gray painted trellage juxtaposed with a modern concrete table topped with a marble bust and a bright set of Chinorisirie inspired hot pink and lime green garden chairs. The scene was preppy meets princess, and it works so beautifully. 
Here's a little garden folly, perfect for a Monday-
Elizabeth Dinkel
Dar Jamai Morocco
Contemporary Pavillion by architect Robert Gurney
French inspired from Cote de Texas
Boho chic
Draped linen adds drama to this pavillion
Vintage appeal
Timeless classic architecture is always in style

15 comments:

5th and State said...

what a monday morning eye fest

that mecox pavilion and it's surroundings is purely stunning in every regard. so glad you went!
xo
debra

Anonymous said...

Hi HH,

You probably don't remember me saying hi to you at the Crillion in Paris, the outdoor luncheon terrace was spectacular in the green-gray. Just like your photo- Just beautiful.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

How delightfully dreamy. It is hot in Phoenix, my outdoor plants are drying up and clinging to life - would love to be lounging in any one of these spaces just now.

Acquired Objects said...

I love the last photo it's so stunning. So many wonderful outdoor ideas.

XX
Debra~

The enchanted home said...

Love Mecox gardens but haven't been in a long time, headed that way tomorrow...hummmm!
That last picture reminds me of a forbidden enchanted and mysterious garden, just gorgeous in every way.

Karena said...

Simply gorgeous , Barbara a beautiful and restful place; love the Pavilion.

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena
2012 Artists Series

michele said...

it is sweltering outside today, and these beauties offer such sweet shade!

happy new week to you.

michele

Punctuation Mark said...

One more reason to go back up north!!!

Garden, Home and Party said...

Barbara,
The 2 images with a pool are swoon-worthy. That is the epitome of a classic, luxurious garden for me...two bad the Lilliputian yards in Southern California don't provide enough room for something so grand.
:-)
Karen

Splendid Sass said...

Where to start. I love every image here, Barbara. I can't imagine having such a beautiful pavilion as these, and the first image left me seeing stars!
Thank you for sharing.
Happy Tuesday.
Teresa
xoxo

Splendid Sass said...

Where to start. I love every image here, Barbara. I can't imagine having such a beautiful pavilion as these, and the first image left me seeing stars!
Thank you for sharing.
Happy Tuesday.
Teresa
xoxo

Donna Vining said...

Love all the pavilions you posted Barbara. Hope your week is going great!

www.donnaviningblog.com

pretty pink tulips said...

Always love stopping by Mecox Garden!! And, I dream of a little garden folly!

Hope you're having a great week!
xo Elizabeth

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Happy Summer! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Looks like the perfect place to relax and mellow down! I loved keeping up with your blog! Love, Jamie Herzlinger

Ivy Clad said...

Stunning! I need a spot like one of these to get out of the hot, blazing sun for a minute or two.

Happy first day of summer!
Keri