This year for his monthly design column, Gregg Scott has been using the alphabet as his guideline for a 26-part series of architectural definitions.  Last month, ‘E’ was for entablature; this month ‘F’ is for festoon. 


Festoons grace many facades in our communities, but they may sound more familiar to us if referred to as swags or garlands.  Festoons, with French and Italian origins, reference something festive or feast-like.  A notable quality is their use of fruits, flowers and leaves, interwoven with ribbons or twine, and loosely draped between two rosettes or pins.  The rosettes and pins are often as ornate as the swag itself; using flowers, rings, lions and decorative buttons. To read the entire LNP article, CLICK HERE.