Now that the British Summer has arrived; one day of 24C weather followed by seven days of torrential rain and thunderstorms, my mind wanders to al fresco dining, lazy mornings outside and drinks with friends in my Barcelona esque courtyard garden.

Whilst we are currently renovating our house, the garden is far from resembling a 'Barcelona esque courtyard' however this is my end goal, my vision for our little plot of oasis. We have no grass and instead of wallowing in our small charming yard I intend to create an outdoor space that is welcoming and perfectly set up for long nights sipping prosecco under the stairs with my pizza oven working overtime. Sounds like a dream, no?

Cox and Cox has long been my go to homeware store for unique Scandi meets country inspired pieces so it only made sense that I had a little browse of their outdoor living section...of course I wasn't disappointed! 

With a huge selection of seating, lighting and planting options I was spoilt for choice. I love how a proper dining table effortlessly creates an outdoor/indoor feel and this dining set with bench is perfect for evening eating in the garden. A big mirror gives the illusion of space in any room so why not extend that logic to the garden and an array of planters brings greenery to a garden void of grass! Oh and how could twinkly lights not be on the wish list?

Once our house is finished we will move on to tackling our outdoor space and I will definitely be adding some all of the above to my shopping basket! 

Here are some stunning gardens for inspiration...


  1. OMG this place is unreal! I love your pictures xxx

  2. Beautiful photography! :) Love this post x

  3. oh i wish i had a garden to decorate. i love the huge bulb lights and i would certainly light up my whole garden with them.

  4. Aww this is so cute and so Instagrammable! :)

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  6. Love this post! You are such a great photographer!!

  7. Ah the torrential rain, how I love British summer... Those photos are great! Would love a garden like any of those x

  8. Gosh these pictures are so incredibly beautiful. Such wonderful inspiration. I would give anything to have any one of these as my back garden! So stunning.

    Katie //

  9. Great inspiration photos, I can't believe how awful the weather has been recently!! DO you have instagram? Mine is @louisefrancescaa if you want to follow each other! XX

    The Fashion Road

  10. You have such amazing inspiration boards. I bet you will have lots of fun renovating and looking for all the furniture and plants!

    Have a wonderful day, xx

    My Vogue Style |

  11. What a gorgeous place! I always dreamt of living in London, but frankly I don't know if I can take the crazy rainy weather... Enjoy your summer!


    Tamara -

  12. How beautiful! I love spending summer evenings in outside spots like these!

    Hayley-Eszti |

  13. Inspiring!!! reminding me to clean up my garden and start garding veryyyy soon! Great post dear....
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