The Only Rules Are No Rules: Fusion Style in Detail

If you're really looking to let loose on the creativity, fusion style may be for you. Fusion style allows you to pick-and-choose elements from your favorite, more fixed styles, then blend them together to vibrant effect.

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Water Cascades and Fountains

Cascades, fountains and mist sprays — which can be controlled by computer to produce complex and changing displays — provide movement, atmosphere and sound.

Computer Controlled Water Feature in Fusion GardenEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Lighting

Light effects are key style devices, picking up architectural details, specimen plants and decorative topiary. The development of lighting technology with fiber optics and LEDs produces spectacular results.

Light Effects Enhance Key Elements of Fusion GardenEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Vibrant Colors

Bold colors are often used in surface finishes to make connections between plants and hard materials. Rendered walls, ceramics, paving and lighting can all contribute to the color drama while creating an exciting ambience.

Bold Vibrant Colors Often Used in Fusion GardensEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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