Cumbrian houses

If only I could have such a property, and such a garden!

Lake District – 2014

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Golden vase

Golden hour, golden terracotta.

Puglia – 2016

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Inspiration – Outdoor

Our outdoor space is TINY (never trust real-estate agent pictures!).

I wouldn’t even call it a garden, it is more of a courtyard. As you can see below, it was very bare and red bricks ‘overdose’ when we moved in.

Outdoor Courtyard Before

It is also in the shade most of the day, so I didn’t want to aim for a garden and end up with a plant cemetery. I therefore tried to create a space reflecting our indoor space, some sort of outdoor dining-room.

But before the big reveal, as usual, find below the images I used as inspiration to create a modern courtyard!

Outdoor courtyard and garden inspiration
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Outdoor courtyard and garden inspiration
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Outdoor courtyard and garden inspiration
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Golden ride

Only in Dubai will you be greeted by real-size gold horses.

Dubai – 2014

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Bonsai

I love the effect these beautifully manicured bonsai create. It is a very serene sight.

In the process of decorating the house, I became a big fan of plants. They give more character to a room, making it feel more fresh and alive. However, there is one little issue here… I am a serial plant killer. No matter what I do, they die!

Bangkok – 2014

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Rear window

London, the eternal source of good architectural detail pictures.

London – 2011

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