How to create a beautiful back patio is 20 square meters

Landscape designer Georgina Reid presents his new project created in one of the suburbs of Sydney, Australia.

This house and garden belongs to furniture designer Jonathan West and his wife, Shawn and their 4-year-old daughter Zora. They bought this property back in 2006 and lived here for some time before you think about the full arrangement of the rear yard.

Their house was built in the 70-ies of the last century and bears little resemblance to a modern home. In 2010, they began a thorough renovation, creating in it a sense of contemporary Australian eco-minimalism. With an inner garden and back yard helped them landscape designer Georgina Reid, which is particularly interested in the organization of small spaces.

The integration of the design of the patio and internal garden was very important to Jonathan and Shauna, as they wanted six months to spend a lot of time outdoors. Despite the fact that thanks to the glass glazed internal garden was visible from the kitchen, it was even more important.

"We wanted to be able to see greenery from every room of the house especially on the ground floor. Thus kitchen, part dining room and living room have an exit to the inner garden, and rear patio is accessible from the special play area, where regularly spends time Zora," says Jonathan, the owner of the house.

The whole design was based on the expectation that as adults, there's no time to care for him, so all the plants and decorative objects should not require much time for yourself. Limited budget forced me to think about how to use old things again. "The wooden door to the rear courtyard consists of boards assembled in an abandoned house nearby," says Jonathan. "I also found that semi-ruined building of the cellar with wine — cork was rotten, so the drink was completely ruined, but it was interesting this adventure is!"


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