When given a big backyard space, it is often easy to throw in a bit of everything. However, in reality, most of us have smaller backyard spaces in which to work. This can require some major editing. Ditch the pool, keep the grass? A garden of pots or hedges or flower beds? More entertaining space or more garden? Editing is a difficult art, and one that requires constant attention.
I was recently instagram messaging with fellow blogger Kristy Wicks who is working on her intimate backyard oasis. With so many options and ways to approach her beautiful backyard space, I was inspired to post some of my favorite intimate backyard spaces. When it comes to landscaping, I believe less is more. I also believe in having what you love around you at all times. Any space is a success when you find the perfect balance between the two. Of course, there is never too much potted boxwood.
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There is nothing like Mark D. Sikes’ West Hollywood garden. It is the best! Via Lonny
I love the checkerboard grass and stones in Bette Midler’s terrace garden. Via AD
Gorgeous espalier and boxwood.
This image will forever be timeless. Via House Beautiful yes yes and yes
A townhouse oasis