Introduce your home's materials
Whether you rework an existing garage or build new, keep architecture and materials consistent for a harmonious overall look. The red brick, slatelike roof tiles, wrought iron. French doors and white trim continue our home's aesthetic within the garden.
Use it for three seasons, admire it for four
Since the sitting room isn't heated, it's simply used for garden furniture storage in the winter, but even then, it's still a focal point from our house. Add architectural charm, such as a porch, columns or iron grates, for visual enjoyment in the colder months.
Think beyond a sitting room and terrace zones. Pathways in our garden lead from the driveway, back to the tool room, along a holly hedge to the trellis, and past a peony border to our home's garden door. All these routes and destinations make this small garden seem bigger.