Tempted by a chill out space in your garden…..? This summer house built by ALDA Landscapes in 2011 in my garden provides the perfect retreat on hot summer days – in fact it is used from Spring through to Autumn. An outside garden room offers the perfect space to relax and unwind with a book, or for entertaining friends over a glass of wine or two.
At night, make it a magical space by lighting glass droplet candles hung from the ceiling or from the branches of nearby trees. Adding a large candle lantern is an easy way to add impact and helps to zone the space. Another design element in your outside room will be how to place your furniture and planted pots, I prefer to use large terracotta planters spilling over with geraniums.
To extend your stay once the heat of the day has gone why not invest in an attractive outdoor fireplace – one I especially like is Morso’s Kamino fireplace but there are lots of other alternatives such as chimineas made from clay, steel or cast iron and currently found in many shops and garden centres.
Go on… indulge yourself and create a special space in your garden before the autumn nights creep in!