Don’t Fence me in! I’ve got style!

26 Aug

When it comes to fences, it seems that the ‘creative box’ is exceptionally square and small.  ENOUGH! Fences are a significant investment in your landscape so don’t settle for the status quo.

*yawn* the standard fence does little to impress

A well designed fence is like the perfect pair of jeans. It immediately communicates the style or look you are trying to achieve. If your favourite jeans are from Wal-Mart, the standard fence may be what you want.  However, if you’ve picked up your favourite jeans at H&M, you’re likely in the market for a more contemporary style.  In short, knowing your personal style will ensure you pick a fence that suits you!  Here are some fence styles that you may want to try on for size.

Simple Modern Fence Design

Modern Revival contemporary landscape
Traditional cottage style with over-sized top lattice detail
A COuntry Place traditional landscape


Metal trellis detail provides support for vines

Assorted eclectic landscape

Corrugated steel provides backdrop to showcase plant colour and provide texture contrastdebora carl landscape design contemporary landscape
Causal Connecticut styling
Family Pool traditional landscape
Large squares mimic custom wood paneling found in historic  homes. Stanford Garden traditional landscape
Contemporary doesn’t have to be “cold.” An intricate lattice detail makes an otherwise simple fence into something EXTRAordinary.Noe Valley contemporary landscape
Don’t forget the kids! Add a chalkboard to create a garden canvas for your junior artist. Play Areas modern landscape
Simple panels with open sections on top  still provide privacy without making you feel caged in. Banyon Tree Design Portfolio traditional landscape
Bamboo screens add an Asian influence and come in a variety of sizes.Ray Johannes Landscape Design, Toronto - Perennial Gardens traditional landscape
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3 Responses to “Don’t Fence me in! I’ve got style!”

  1. Christina BC (@mecbc) August 26, 2011 at 11:12 PM #

    So true – fences make such a difference to a home and garden. Spaces are completely transformed by the right style of fence. The examples that you have provided here really show that – thanks!

  2. Mihkel F. August 31, 2011 at 6:50 AM #

    Also, there isn’t that much difference in cost for materials, it is really a matter of discussing with your neighbours that you want something different than “default”.
    Great post.

    • Gabriel Verkade August 31, 2011 at 8:50 AM #

      Thanks Mikhel!
      Agreed, the “real investment” is understanding both neighbours personal style so that a fence can be designed that is not only unique but satisfies each customers taste… otherwise the standard, boring fence is the default.

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