Another reason to love Spring!

Spotted this on my lunch break today…was so beautiful had to share it with you all!

Can anyone offer a name, so I have some chance of tracking it down?!

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The outdoor room

As the inside of our house starts to look better and we get closer to another Sydney summer, our focus goes to our courtyard.  There are some great hedges the previous occupants were kind enough to plant, and the space- while long and narrow – is enough for us. It’s just missing character and isn’t very ‘us’ at the moment.

Then –

Now –

Apart from trimming the hedges, which are starting to look great and cleaning up the flower beds, we really haven’t done much.

Flipping through the latest issue of Real Living magazine, I came across an outdoor feature – and there I found it! The inspiration I’d be craving all this time to get me excited about re-doing the courtyard…a beautiful balcony tiled with colourful Moroccan tiles. I’m thinking colourful and sandy tiles mixed together, beautiful wrought iron furniture, planter plots brimming with colourful buds and a jumble of lanterns, candles and outdoor cushions to decorate and bring that homely feeling outdoors! Check out some inspiration below, all found on the web:

The perfect place to wile away a sultry summer afternoon! Wonder if we can get it done in time…