Inner City Courtyard

Year: 2020

We wanted to achieve fresh, modern simplicity with this courtyard to compliment the owners internal renovation.  Given its small size, the ultimate design brief was to create something inviting that reflected the interiors and made best use of limited space.

In a small space the challenge is often one of ensuring there is enough useable living space but also fitting in as much greenery to soften area.  The channels of mondo grass seek to add a little bit more greenery and interest to an otherwise pared back space. The simplicity of the space helps to keep it feeling open and spacious.  The channels also help to break the space up and define the two sitting areas, a low lounging area fitted out with loose furniture pieces and a secondary sitting area created by the built in ‘L’ shaped bench.  We like the versatility of bench seating which can be used as is or paired with coffee/side tables, fire pits or dining tables.