Saturday, 23 June 2012

small gardens

So I have this really small garden in our new house and right now we've been so focused on renovating the house that I've never really thought about how I would like my garden to look like.

You see, I've never been the gardening type of girl... have always loved the decorating of the interiors of houses rather than the exterior.

But a lot of the blogs I read and the pinners I follow on Pinterest are garden lovers, and I cannot help but find myself inspired and repinning away of photos of beautiful small gardens. Something I can refer to when hopefully, one day, I get the time and spirit to spruce up our future garden.

Here are some of my inspiration photos of small gardens... or corners of bigger gardens. :-)

via Design Chic
I love topiary and a neat little garden like the one above. Okay, my garden / landscape vocab is a little rusty, so I'm not going to be narrating much here. I need my landscape architect friends to help me out.

Paul Bangay
A cute white bench to enjoy the greenery.

I would love to have a fountain in my garden. And I like the way the plants are encircled around this one.

Debora Carl Landscape Design
I love the idea of having a gravel laid path.

And, if I could have flowers - surprise, surprise - I would want white flowers.

This adorable urban garden above would be more my style. Simple, a little bit modern, and low-maintenance.

via The Good Stuff
Our garden in our new home is a side garden, kind of like the one in the photo above. It's about 10 feet wide. I love how they've laid out the slabs in this diamond pattern.

via Downsize my space
I love this small garden with square blocks of different plants. Cute and contemporary.

unknown source
Black makes a great accent colour for seating, tables, chairs and planters in this photo. Note the gravel again.

Succulents are always adorable.

House Beautiful - Chris Barrett
I love this little courtyard with the stone table stacked with green goodness.

So how would you decorate your garden? Hope you enjoyed my inspiration photos!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, 18 June 2012


I like the idea of having niches here and there around the house... those small spaces where you can retreat to and perhaps enjoy a good book.

Lately, I've been seeing niches used in walls to keep pretty vignettes, books and especially bathroom supplies.

Here are some of my favourite bathroom niches for you to enjoy.

via Greige
Wall niches are usually found in beautiful bathrooms, due to their streamlined look and simplicity. I love the one in the photo above. It looks so elegant.

Check out the unique shape of the niche below. Beautiful!

Derby Hill Farm Lyme NH traditional bathroom

White tiled niche. Pretty.

via Furniture Fashion
This little niche is oh so cute.

Does your bathroom wall have extra space for a niche?

Have a great Monday!

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