I often find arresting images of gardens from Australia. Many times they’re from Secret Gardens of Sydney. The pure graphic quality of this interior courtyard is strong and fun and full of ideas-despite its diminutive size and simplicity.
The strength of this design is in its firm editing. Nothing is here that doesn’t add to the overall space. Materials and color are limited, yet the courtyard has a playful feeling mostly due to the graphic wall that anchors it. It’s not cold, it’s welcoming. This type of restraint is very hard to achieve in any garden where most would add rather than subtract. It’s a good lesson.
All images via Secret Gardens of Sydney