February 11th 2019
My urban garden was featured in the House & Home magazine a few years ago as well as in as a video from House & Home online TV. With Spring just around the corner( I hope!), now is a good time to look back at be inspired by my blog “Creative Retreat” describing the story behind my European inspired courtyard. Scroll down to see the full blog.
The May 2014 issue of House & Home features an inspired courtyard garden designed by Theresa and her husband, Robert. Not only is it beautiful, it serves a variety of functions - eating and entertaining, relaxing, gardening and creating art in the studio. To achieve this, four zones were planned: an upper terrace, a lower courtyard, a cozy sitting area and an artist's studio in the underused garage.
A rich layering of textures, such as stone, brick, wood, iron and lush planting beds create a visual and sensory oasis in the city, reminiscent of European courtyards nestled in small, hidden urban spaces.
If you are interested in more details about the story behind this urban retreat, check out the May 2014 issue of House & Home. Below you will find a few shots showing the construction of the garden and scenes from the magazine photo shoot.