Sometimes being a designer means solving a mystery. I’d like to say that clients’ desire for structures and elements to be incorporated into their garden’s design was consistent and cyclical, but it’s not. This spring I find myself being asked for several pergolas and outbuildings to be part of the landscape designs I’m working on.
I like to show clients inspiration early in the design process. I find that these images not only help them to clarify their vision, but they help me to understand it as well. Pergolas all follow the same format…it’s the details that change. What color is it? What materials are we going to use? Will it be a transition from one place to another or a place to linger? Will it be attached or freestanding? Will it be contemporary or tradtional? With that in mind, below are several pergola ideas for a wide range of clients and styles.
There are just about as many variations as the imagination can dream up. Some are simple to build, some complex. Please click on each photo to be taken to its source.