Want a calming outdoor space? Add a Mediterranean touch
Douglas Friedman / Trunk Archives
The Mediterranean-style outdoor spaces have been given a facelift.
Gardens are an obvious place to use as many natural elements as possible – not just plants, but stone, stone and water as well.
The relaxed, organic-looking Mediterranean style has become popular in New Zealand backyards for decades.
The modern interpretation has a sophisticated touch with stone and aged metal accessories, weathered surfaces and antique pots.
Add a rustic water feature or plunge pool, plant olive trees and pour in the pinot grigio.
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According to Elizabeth Wilkinson of housewares and furniture supplier CC Interiors: “The Mediterranean-style outdoor spaces with their calming natural colors and elements capture the feeling of a getaway to those places that are nostalgic for many of us.
“In these uncertain times with little travel, these warm and rustic living spaces offer peace, calm and comfort. Now is a great time of year to showcase these exotic elements as we prepare for warmer weather and the prospect of more fun.