Inspired by natural stone courtyards
Courtyards may be limited to a smaller footprint, but they don’t need to compromise on style.
15 January, 2017
Function and aesthetically pleasing courtyards
In many ways, designing a courtyard garden is much more challenging than a large backyard space. Courtyards often have privacy issues or look out at an eyesore or unsightly boundary walls. Space is of a premium and has to be adaptive to perform a multitude of functions including dining, lounging and outdoor play.
Courtyards also serve as a connection to the interior of the home. If successful, a courtyard is visually pleasing and tempting enough to draw people outside
Materiality is one of the big elements in any courtyard design. As natural stone enthusiasts, we’re drawn to those smaller outdoor spaces that make the most of the stone’s characteristics, like it’s texture, patina or size.
Here you’ll find, 13 inspiring courtyards that use natural stone to enhance the feeling and style of the outdoor space: