November 19, 2010 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
When the garage is part of your backyard, ya might as well blend it into the landscape instead of hiding it. That’s what my friends did in their Santa Monica, California backyard garden. Like many of the homes in the area, the garage is situated in the back of the property with access from an alley. They planted vines to crawl up the side wall which is painted a bright blue echoing the hues of Provence, the couple’s favorite vacation spot. The red door pops like the flowers surrounding the outbuilding.
They’ve created a series of separate garden rooms for lounging, dining, conversing. Love these pink chairs that pick up on the yard’s bright colors.
An intimate, cozy trellised and cushioned nook for curling up with a book or enjoying a glass of wine at the end of the day.
Hydrangeas flank a gravel path to the street. Ah, I miss the west coast…