A & A Vázquez-Masson
Exquisite Handmade Gardens
With nature for inspiration, we follow the principle of balanced asymmetry and simplicity. We create organic shapes that are suggestive of natural forms. Your garden can be sweetly scented or spicily aromatic, it can be luscious or minimalist. The result is a calm and relaxing place.
As a backdrop to the planting, we may add colour with elegantly painted garden walls; fine, evocative trompe l'oeil can equally complement and enhance the design.
While respecting the space, and in fact enhancing it, we can also bring grandeur to small outdoor areas with prominent planters, sizeable rocks, or larger-than-life sculptures that add atmosphere to the surroundings. We abide by the design principle Big in Small: big enhances small; small accentuates small.
And in wet, cold weather... Conservatories, and similar areas, can be conceived of as naturalistic indoor gardens. We do this with beautiful containers or incorporating borders, even rockeries. The ground itself could be tiled to match, for example in the style of a warm patio. Sitting arrangements are key. Colour and art make, of course, fantastic ingredients.
By the way, there are straight lines in nature. Angles and straight lines offer contrast, frame natural shapes: an opening in a fence, a staggered deck or jetty, angular borders. It is like reinforcing a point.
We will select the plants and generally do the planting ourselves; source high-quality, handmade furnishings and features; work with expert contractors and plant nurseries; and where applicable 'juggle' with large rocks until they are just right (well, the contractors will handle them under our direction).
They have character and presence,
be that in a subtle or bold way.