Orange blinds

Straight out of the seventies.

Leuca (Puglia) – 2016

Leuca house with orange blinds

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Haunted house

Not sure I would want to spend the night here…

Chiang Mai – 2014

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Puglian facade

The charm is all in the details, the blue shutters, the rounded door and window, the crenels.

Leuca (Puglia) – 2017

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Cumbrian houses

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

Lake District – 2014

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The pink front porch

I have that thing for front porches, mostly when they are Italian, pink and old.

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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I saw the light…

… At the end of the tunnel.

Italy – 2016

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Wood house

Istanbul has some of the most unique and beautiful houses.

Istanbul – 2015

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The house under the bridge

The fact that it isn’t a small house but an actual mansion under that bridge makes it even more impressive!

Istanbul – 2015

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