A delightful house in Greenwich has received a thoughtful interior make-over and work is now completed on the garden which compliments the overall scheme.
The clients wanted a peaceful haven which would reflect both the traditional house and the historically rich area of Greenwich. They also wanted a fairly low maintenance and uncluttered scheme, with scent and instant greenery. Having previously had large gardens both here and abroad, the small courtyard was quite challenging space-wise, as it had to meet all the clients’ needs but in a much smaller space to which they were used to.
The four mirrors help to make the space look much bigger and provide reflective light in the small courtyard, as well as providing structure and pace in the design. The middle space was left fairly open so that outdoor entertaining can take centre stage, but the walls have been greened up as much as possible to make the space feel private and enclosed.
The water feature gives a soothing sound and a central attractive focal point to view from the kitchen and is borderd on either side be raised beds to give some height and break up the design a little.
The planting has been kept relatively simple, with a white flowering scheme, using mainly evergreen shrubs and mature climbers, interspersed with ferns and trailing creeping ground cover, with scented climbing roses and pretty perennials.