Bringing the outside in – small urban courtyard garden in Putney SW15
Project Brief: Bifold doors really make your outside space feel part of the home! The owner of this petite outside space in Putney SW15 loved that he had a view through his new doors but didn’t like what he could see.
Project Solution: We used hardwood timber screens on three sides to provide privacy and create a feeling of space. Raised planters in new oak sleepers set to a curve, give the impression of warmth and sensuality, helping make the space less ‘square’. The circular terrace is emphasised by small-stone sett detailing. The bold choice of dramatic and ‘unusual’ architectural plants then provides a striking contrast in colour, texture and form with the timber back drop.
- Architectural plants can provide focal points
- Shape and layout provide interest
- Not ‘over-designed’
- Drainage issues must be accommodated
- Lighting scheme provides a stunning view from inside beyond the hours of daylight