West London Courtyard Mews
This beautiful contemporary outdoor suntrap was formerly a car parking space off a quiet Mews in North West London. Our clients wanted to maximise their living space by creating a modern outdoor room for al-fresco dining and entertaining.
On the West facing curved high boundary, we designed a rendered raised planter with a bespoke under-lit hardwood, floating bench following the curved lines of the wall, above is a painted curved slatted trellis to complement.
We have planted sun loving Olive standards and clipped Buxus balls giving year round structure. Between these evergreens, we have flowering perennials that provide changing colour throughout the year. Here, the upright purple spires of Salvia Nemorosa ‘Ostfriestland’ contrast beautifully with the pale yellow Achillea Millefollium’s umbellifer shaped blooms.
The opposite boundary faces East and receives no direct sunlight. We have created a framed living wall tapestry planted with varying green shades of ferns and helxine contrasting with deep purple Heuchera ‘Obsidian’. The frame is back lit, providing a contemporary evening focal point. Perfect for an urban London courtyard with minimal space. For the patio, we chose warm natural beige sandstone mixed with a little soft Jura beige limestone. The curved trellis, entrance shutters and living wall frame are painted with Farrow & Ball French Gray, which mirrors the interior of the house and also compliments with the natural planting scheme colours.