One of the most memorable experiences of our Spring vacation was the time we spent in the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown.
The gardens were designed by landscape designer Beatrix Farrand.
Dumbarton Oaks owner Mildred Woods and Beatrix Farrand spent almost thirty years designing every detail in the gardens.
The garden changes throughout the year. We were fortunate that our visit coincided with the blooming of the Wisteria vines.
Beatrix Farrand created many outdoor rooms at Dumbarton. Each space has something unique to discover.
This beautiful fountain is surrounded by sculptures of swirling twigs.
Urns on tall columns stand in a row by the Lover's Lane Pool. Beatrix Farrand designed all of the brick work in the garden, including this lovely curved stair and seat.
A sculpture of Pan sits atop another column in a niche by the pool.
A classical urn marks the center of this garden space.
There were many beautiful pieces of stone ornament in the various garden spaces.
A pair of benches are shaded by two rows of trees.
In one garden, a trellis will soon be covered in blooming vines.
Several gates define the entrance to different rooms in the gardens.
Steve captured a few of my favorite "moments" at Dumbarton Oaks, like this gate covered in iron vines....
a beautiful grassy stairway...
and the Wisteria in full bloom.
Thank you to all of you who suggested we visit this magical place. We will definitely be back!
And now it's back to work! Steve and I are busy with projects for clients as well as continuing the design for Patina Farm.
We are also honored to be creating a window display for this year's Legends of La Cienega "Windows to the World".
Our window is inspired by the Paris Flea Market "Marche Paul Bert".
Here's Steve's first sketchey sketch. We'll be installing next Thursday at the George Smith Showroom!
The events will be held May 9th to May 11th. We hope to see you there!
If you would like help creating the home of your dreams, email me about our design services. You can also purchase many items found here on Velvet and Linen as well as "to the trade" furnishings through Giannetti Home. Email Kelly about the details.
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