Mediterranean, Medieval & Tudor Styles
I enjoy working with traditional European styles. The Mediterranean, Medieval and Tudor styles are perfect for neo Mediterranean , French Revival, Italian Renaissance, and English Tudor style homes.
Design Elements For Arbors, Fences, Decks & Gates
Wood: I like to use larger rough timbers, typically in the color range of dark browns or stained to that distinctive "old world" color.
Joinery: I recommend using modern construction techniques that produce the same effect as period construction methods, and add decorative pegs or rough heavy nails to enhance the look.
Metalwork: Decorative hand beaten iron strapping and heavy metal "hand forged" studs can be used to enhance the effect.
Lighting: Since mood is such an important aspect recreating this style, I recommend using hand crafted metal candle lanterns.
Additional Resources and Related Links
Here are some books and links I recommend for this style.
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Last Updated: Jul 26 2012