Classic Courtyards And Gardens – Elegant Landscapes
A courtyard is that space making the transition from indoor to outdoor, from inside the home to the garden full of life. It is the place where we can idle in a lounge chair or we can make plans in the family over a cup of tea or coffee. Sometimes this transit space blends with the garden next to it so perfectly that we can’t tell the limits, as we can see in some of the images below, allowing nature to reclaim every available corner of the property. Below are several images showing classic courtyards and gardens which feature this striking elegant air while keeping their prime role of spaces of relaxation.
The first image shows the courtyard of a Mediterranean style house, with the whole landscape in a perfect chromatic harmony. The image seems to be divided in three layers – one which is created by the red roof tiles, the second wrapped around the stones in the wall and paving while the third belongs to nature which discretely crawls into the landscape, giving it a touch of vitality.
An open yard, surrounded by a wall for more intimacy. The armchairs and the stools match the pavement, lending the image chromatic unity. Again, the green space make its way into the inert stone landscape.
It can’t get any classier than this! A traditional style house with a courtyard behind full of flowers and plants surrounded by brick walls and a pebble alley where a seating area was placed.
A wooden pergola which is perfectly integrated in the environment makes a fine accent in a garden. The pergola is a fascinating structure, embodying that interesting hybrid of open and enclosed space which give any garden a touch of elegance.
An image which radiates peacefulness in a simple yet balanced natural landscape. The cut lawn, the decorative shrubs, the flowers in the foreground – they all have as a central element the tree standing right in the middle, giving the image perfect symmetry.
Even a small space can be tastefully set up so that you find in it the right place to recharge the batteries at the end of a busy day. A small pergola covered in climbing plants, beds of flowers and decorative plants along the walls are just a few ingredients for such a small yet lively space.
Sources: Homedesignlover.com, Pinterest.com, Southernliving.com