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Old 05-14-2013, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I love the basketweave design here, but think it would have been much, much prettier, had they worked in some "rose" colored blocks in the wall somehow. I

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Old 05-14-2013, 05:40 AM
 
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Personally, I don't care for a single color. Some of those pre-cast stones don't have enough variation in their coloring and end up looking like someone sprayed the whole wall with a stain or something. It takes all of the "natural" out of it and it ends up being something that one looks right over, especially when they only thing behind it is grass. :-)

This, is boring....to me anyway.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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I love the basketweave design here, but think it would have been much, much prettier, had they worked in some "rose" colored blocks in the wall somehow. I
Nice wall, very nice. Too bad that pink mulch (or stones) destroys the whole look.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:48 AM
 
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Nice wall, very nice. Too bad that pink mulch (or stones) destroys the whole look.
That was my reasoning behind working some rose colored blocks into the wall. I almost wonder if that's red lava rock at the base of the wall. If you're going to make a choice like that, it would be kind of cool to work a bit of that color into the wall as well.

That "basket-weave" illusion is really cool though, isn't it?
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:07 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Personally, I don't care for a single color. Some of those pre-cast stones don't have enough variation in their coloring and end up looking like someone sprayed the whole wall with a stain or something. It takes all of the "natural" out of it and it ends up being something that one looks right over, especially when they only thing behind it is grass. :-)
LOL! That is what I think when I see the faux-basketweave... totally NOT natural!
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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LOL! That is what I think when I see the faux-basketweave... totally NOT natural!
LOL!!
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:26 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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On the drystone walls in the UK...I spent many of my years growing up there and they are beautiful, truly blend with the landscape and can be hundreds of years old.

I didn't care much for the one the OP posted a photo of; I think I didn't like all the colors together. Too busy. It would look better IMO if the colors were all in the same family (red/brown/tan or gray/charcoal). I really liked the photos newengland posted....I love the natural look too.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:45 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Personally, I don't care for a single color. Some of those pre-cast stones don't have enough variation in their coloring and end up looking like someone sprayed the whole wall with a stain or something. It takes all of the "natural" out of it and it ends up being something that one looks right over, especially when they only thing behind it is grass. :-)

This, is boring....to me anyway.
I like the curved one with the stones that are sort of the same color, a warm golden tone, but not quite the same color. It's subtle and almost natural. The stone surfaces have a texture that makes them interesting. I don't like that basket weave thing, it's too hard looking or something. Those bright pink flowers kill the whole look anyway, for me.

I don't think a wall should jump out at you with bright or clashing colors. It's just a wall and I like it looking like a wall, something functional that can still look good but not garish.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I like the curved one with the stones that are sort of the same color, a warm golden tone, but not quite the same color. It's subtle and almost natural. The stone surfaces have a texture that makes them interesting. I don't like that basket weave thing, it's too hard looking or something. Those bright pink flowers kill the whole look anyway, for me.

I don't think a wall should jump out at you with bright or clashing colors. It's just a wall and I like it looking like a wall, something functional that can still look good but not garish.
It kind of looks like the folks with the basketweave bed intended for it to be the focal point, at least that's the way it appears to me. The borders and walls should be the "frame surrounding the picture". Of course, that's simply my preference.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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It kind of looks like the folks with the basketweave bed intended for it to be the focal point, at least that's the way it appears to me. The borders and walls should be the "frame surrounding the picture". Of course, that's simply my preference.
Maybe that's why we see it differently: to me a wall is functional first, then it is a thing of beauty to be noticed.

Today I saw a lot more of the newer type of stone walls (I keep noticing them now lol) and they are three layers thick of rounded stones, not fake and not held together with mortar but on top the spaces between the rocks are filled with cement. That's probably to keep the elements out--if water got in there it could freeze and expand or in the summer, weeds could start sprouting up. So they do seal the top. The sides are pretty well sealed with smaller stones that fit into the spaces.
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