The view from inside which leads directly out onto the gardenContemporary Patio, London
The bifold doors open directly onto this seating area creating a seamless flow from interior to exterior. Photographed by Nathalie Priem
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Photos by Nathalie Priem and Georgia LindsayYard at a GlanceWho lives here: A professional coupleLocation: Camden area of LondonSize: 452 square feet (42 square meters)Designer: Georgia Lindsay of Georgia Lindsay Garden DesignThe yard is a narrow rectangle across the front of the house. From the street, a roller shutter opens to give access to a parking space on the right. On the left is the seating area. “The owners were keen to make the whole rectangle usable when the car isn’t there,” Lindsay says. “The parking space had to look like a garden.”Find a landscape designer near you on Houzz
8. Cozy Courtyard in LondonCushy seats, warm throws and soft lighting help this courtyard in North London feel like a cozy retreat. The metal paneling behind the seating area can be lit from behind, with light casting a patchwork glow along the exterior brick wall that encloses the courtyard.
10. Take It OutsideIf the day is pleasant, hosting a fall party outdoors can be delightful. Provide throws to wrap up in and plenty of hot drinks to keep everyone cozy inside and out. And if you have a fire pit, this would be the perfect time to put it to use.See How 4 Gorgeous Gardens Win With Fall Color and TextureMore Simple Pleasures: 9 Ways to Get Cozy Outside This FallGet Ready for Fall With a Touch of Nature at Your Door
1. A Pint-Sized Mews Courtyard in LondonBy using texture-rich building materials, landscape designer Georgia Lindsay of London-based Georgia Lindsay Garden Design can pack a lot of interest into small city gardens with limited planting space. For example, consider the design of this courtyard garden in converted stables, or “mews,” in London’s Camden neighborhood. Each element — including the smooth concrete floor, exposed existing brick walls, slatted wood gate and three-dimensional Cor-Ten steel wall panels — adds texture to the space. Then furniture, cushions and throw blankets come in.