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The interior wall of this beautiful garden room is hung, gallery-style, with vintage maps. Not one is alike (variety), but with similar off-white matte boards and dark frames, the overall composition has unity.
Similarly, there is continuity between the blonde wood floor and chairs, as well as the armchair's white slipcover and the white parson's tables.
Subtle yet satisfying, this outdoor seating area incorporates unifying details such as color: The wrought iron furniture and the upholstery's piping are both black; the olive pillows reflect the bay-green iron scrollwork. There is enough variety between materials, colors, textures and patterns, yet they speak a common, harmonious language.
The idea of contrast is expressed in this attractive outdoor living room. The smooth bands of poured-in-place concrete contrast nicely with the surrounding pebble and gravel mulch and the trio of reflective orbs. There is unity in the palette: The chocolate-brown furniture reflects the similarly dark fence; the plants are mostly green and grassy. The overall mood here is serenity and harmony.