After almost five years of writing about spaces big and small for Covet Garden, I have become obsessed with the concept of space. And while my partner and I loved our little house, it's many small rooms started to feel claustrophobic (and prone to collecting clutter). Inspired by the open concept condos we've featured in the past, we decided to downsize in order to gain a more spacious feeling.
We fell in love with this garden flat (pictured above and below) in a co-owned building (pictured above and below). The clincher was this amazing terrace. The question then became how to make that space feel like an extension of the inside of the apartment with flexible outdoor patio furniture.
With the help of the Covet Garden team, we turned to Pinterest for some inspired, outdoor living ideas. Here are some of our favourite, au naturale looks.
Even before we decided to move, I've been a little obsessed with the outside. Whether it's been eating dinner al fresco, painting plein air watercolours or even just taking in the cool evening breezes in the park. I plan to use this space well into the fall, so I plan on finding weatherproof, flexible pieces furnishings to really turn this terrace into an extended living space.
Now that I am armed with with inspiration of how my new patio could look, the next step is sourcing places where I can find great outdoor furniture. During the research phase, the Canadian company Jardin de Ville contacted us about sponsoring a blog post, and the timing couldn't have been more perfect. The store is filled with collections of clean and sophisticated designs. Full disclosure: Once we decided to downsize, I went a little overboard with the purging, so I don't have much indoor furniture either. Which is one reason I was drawn to the pale, neutral palette of the pieces pictured below — in a pinch I can picture some of these pieces migrating indoors during the winter.