Tuesday, January 10, 2012

While "trelliswork" is an oft-discussed blog topic, I too had to take a stab at it. After all, the new year brings thoughts of the new spring, call me a planner. Be it refined arbors, galleries, summerhouses or interior applications, it is truly a good design element. Treillage has been adapted beautifully to interiors, both conservatory rooms and regular living spaces. I love the bi-color conservatory as in Seaweed (yes, that's the name of the estate) in Newport, Rhode Island. Or how do you feel about the conservatory mirror lining in the Elms in Newport?

Architectural treillage at Warren Towers, Newmarket

As found in obelisk form at the Ile d'Amour in the Park, Chantilly.

As depicted by Architectural Notecards in watercolor

Need more?

Vue d'un superbe treillage et des jets d'eau dans le jardin du Roy de Dannemarck, 1700s, chez Basset (Paris) (
Photos from Willowbrook Park (who has a wonderfully informative write-up), les yeux français (who also did a wonderful writeup), the work of Miles Redd via Mimi Bettancourt, Flickr, White House Gardens and Garden/Palm Room and Univeristy of Wisconsin.
Parnassus said...

Hello Ann, Henry James epitomized the feeling of comfort and relaxation with his phrase "summer afternoon", and an important physical element of that is trellis-work. I love trellises that have been brought inside when the effect is well-done, as in your illustrations from so many kinds of sources.

Sometime the feeling of bringing summer indoors can be achieved with wicker, usually with a more informal effect.

I enjoyed this summery post in January.
--Road to Parnassus

Ann said...

Hi Parnassus! I so agree, and I particularly like white wicker. Call me old fashioned. Although where we are it is warm enough where I feel trapped in perpetual summer.