In the south of France, green gardens dominate, inspired by the spectacular surrounding scrubland, a superb natural environment enhanced by varying flowers, textures, shapes and light.

"I am just telling a story with plants, trees and flowers ... and the wind as the backdrop."

Dominique Lafourcade captures from colour the precious aspect that should be used sparingly.

"Green in all its shades dominates, and it works with all colour combinations. Discovering gentle yellows through the seasons, playing very subtly with ranges of pastel blue, awakening an array of pinks on a sustained green background punctuated by grey; that is how, like the work of a painter, I endlessly reinterpret natureā€.

Within her projects, the house and garden form a whole, the palette of the facade, shutters and doorway is shown by combining with the plants.

An essential connection to be made to produce an attractive overall harmony.