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Inspiration | Creating an outdoor room

Inspiration | Creating an outdoor room

The sun has finally arrived, meaning that we can open up our doors and start to enjoy our outdoor spaces.

When we came to designing our tiny London garden, we decided, due to its limited size, to make it an extension of our kitchen that can be opened up to become one fabulous space in the warm summer months.

Blending the boundary between inside and outside is a great way to create an illusion of more space, making even the smallest garden space instantly seem bigger and more accessible.

The kitchen window and door open fully to connect and allow easy access to the outdoors.

A row of plants hanging high along the kitchen wall effectively draws the eye outside to planting on the garden trellises.

A selection of panama straw hats hanging from a hook by the door invites you to step out into the sun.

The spacious window seat and a deep reading chair are positioned with the garden view in mind. The raised brick borders allows planting to be seen from the kitchen table further connecting indoors and out.

The industrial mirror at the end of the garden reflects greenery back to the house and adds an impression of space-stretching.

The pergola outside the window is covered with wisteria and climbing roses creating a wonderful living canopy. Offering protection from the sun’s glare and acting as a natural umbrella when it rains, it allows you to remain outdoors whatever the weather.

Plants in attractive ceramic planters are used as accessories and repositioned to change the feel and look of the fifth room.

Treat the outdoor seating area as you would an indoor room and layer generously!

Add comfort with luxury cushions, real sheepskin rugs and a basket of soft merino wool blankets to snuggle under when the sun’s warmth leaves the air.

Style the outdoor table with luxury table linen, raffia placemats, bud vases and a traditional Moroccan tray.

SHOP OUR LOOK

Shop our selection of Cushions and warm Merino Blankets for when the evening temperature drops.

Shop our stylish Panama Hats and Oak Swill Baskets, perfect for a few rolled-up blankets.

Shop our Natural Sheepskin Rugs, adding extra comfort to seats. Hanging Planters brings an outdoor element into your kitchen.

Pure Beeswax Candles, Sea Salt Candles and Scented Tea light Candles provide softer outdoor lighting. 

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