Bring an urban courtyard-look to your outdoor space

A neutral colour palette of grey and white – with just a hint of wood – creates a soothing, minimal scheme for your outdoor space 


Bring an urban courtyard-look to your outdoor space

If you’re into minimal and low-maintenance, this urban courtyard look is easily achievable. The brick wall backdrop and concrete tile floor is simple and stylish in a neutral colour palette of grey and white with just a hint of wood. Even the mixture of plant styles has been kept to a similar shade of green. The clean-lined modular seating comfortably fits four people and the clever design has built-in table ends for your drinks and nibbles. The shelf allows for some smaller pots and decorative elements to be displayed, creating visual interest.


Time saver

A good, sturdy tray for transporting drinks from indoors to outdoors is a must-have and saves many trips back and forth. A concrete one can even be left outside.


Cascades of class

Make the most of your shelves by choosing draping plants that cascade down the side of a pot. Sticking with a similar style and colour palette for your pots keeps the scheme coordinated. Remember, pots look great clustered together and in a mix of different sizes.


Get the look 

Just Like It brick wallpaper (code j66500), $121.99 per 10-metre roll, from Aspiring Walls. Grey Davos Marengo 600×600 grip floor tiles, $95 per square metre, from Tile Space. Large scallop and white ring lightweight concrete pots, $99 each, medium triangles and stripes lightweight concrete pot, $69 each, philodendron cushion, $65, watercolour cushion, $59, all from Leden Design. Adelphi modular three-piece package, $2699, from Freedom. Concrete candle, $7, outdoor white lantern, $7, glass jug, $3, small terazzo pot, $6, concrete pot with succulent plant, $6, white geo pot, $7, all from Kmart. Stars concrete pot (on table), $29.99, hex concrete tray, $65, both from Shut The front Door. Terrace outdoor glasses, $10.99 each, from Farmers. Portobello house planter, $14.90, prickly pear cactus decoration, $9.90, both from Bed Bath & Beyond. Bloomingville ceramic cactus, $46, from Allium. All other props, including white shelf and plants, stylist’s own.

Words by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Melanie Jenkins.

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