Accidents happen. In this case, it was serendipitous genius. A bench needed painting, the homeowner used what she had on hand, and voilà--a style was born.
Many of us search for years to find our own personal garden style but never seem to get it quite right. Perhaps it's because we try too hard. We focus our efforts on creating spaces that please others rather than ourselves or switch gears midstream before our Eden sees fruition.