Courtyard Garden with separate areas for relaxation & dining. Lovely use of landscaping materials & clever use of space. Nicely integrated water feature too.
Steel - white decking - Bamboo. Really good use of vertical & horizontal straight lines. Limited colour palette of grey, white & green makes this a very sophisticated space
Pure, sleek, elegant. Changes in height & contrast of materials add interest. Horizontal fencing & decking add a sense of space. Planting is simple & architectural. It really doesn't have to be complicated!
I love the way this sleek bench flows into and becomes a planter. The wall colour harmonises beautifully with the plants and other materials - restrained elegance at its best.
In small spaces less is definitely more - yet this clever design adds height through the stepped seating & raised beds, unity through repetition of shapes & fabulous interest through the use of plants with different shapes, forms & textures. Again... integrated seating saves space.
Bringing the outdoors in! This tiny yard works so well as an extension of the house & the lush planting paints such a lovely picture as well as disguising a potentially ugly & boring boundary.
I totally adore the interplay between materials, shapes and light in this space. It just needs a more lush & dramatic plant as a focal point, then it would be perfect!
How about this for a fabulous evening relaxation or entertaining space! Love the restrained use of materials & colours - the purple accent colour in the plants being picked up in the accessories - a great outdoor living room.
In this courtyard design it's the plants that are the stars of the show - with contrasts in forms, shapes & textures. Imagine it without them!
On a tight budget? This has been achieved with a recycled timber, some breeze blocks & a lick of paint. The trick to the style is to stick to a limited colour palette which brings harmony - but also a great contrast in the textures of the materials.
With lush tropical planting & this fabulous seat - even the tiniest of spaces can be transformed into a stylish oasis.
Simple, clean & stylish - but this would be so much better if the fence had horizontal slats rather than vertical ones
Integrated seating saves space & does away with the necessity for furniture which could clutter the space. This tiny garden even has a water feature. And restricted planting space doesn't mean there can't be plenty of plants!
Tiny budget? Here the furniture is simply reused wooden pallets - combined with a simple black, white & green colour scheme it's quite stylish
Repetition of horizontal lines & shapes increases the sense of space. The small tree is a single, bold focal point
With careful design even a small, awkward shaped space can be great. Restrained use of colour & simple planting also help the sense of space
Great use of contrasting materials, planting is simple but with contrasting forms
Contrasting materials add interest, horizontal lines make the space appear bigger
Interest created through contrasting materials & shapes
The use of browns & cream here makes this a very cosy space - with a hint of the East in the bamboos & floor cushions. The horizontal slatted screen adds a sense of space.
A very simple design - the stylish horizontal screen provides privacy