Neutral interiors seem to be the current favourite style in homes and this is equally reflected in the gardens.
In these grim times of coronavirus, we could all do with some colour in our lives. My USP as an interior designer is injecting colour in homes and gardens so I’m heartened to see that colour is slowly creeping back into homes & gardens even if it is only a few pops of blue in the current Hamptons trend.
The famed Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech offer the best inspiration for injecting colour in a garden, using coloured pots and even coloured water features in cobalt blue, yellow and orange. However, these bright colours may be a step too far even for the bravest of you!
Cobolt blue, yellow and orange are fabulous accent colours when used in moderation. One of the best ways to do this is by introducing a few coloured pots (cobolt blue is particularly good) and some complementary accents of the same colour indoors – cushions, artwork, decorative items….
For a client, I painted these little rustic pots and metal table in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colours for a small outdoor space off the kitchen where I had used the same accent colours on some of the furniture.
For those of you who are less courageous with colour and prefer the natural look, terracotta pots or textured pots can work just as well.
A water feature is always a welcome addition to a garden, especially for birds and insects. Given most of us are spending most of our days at home during the coronavirus, what could be more soothing in your garden than the sound of water? A water feature can be a focal point.
Or it can blend into the garden.
Despite the current state of the world, 2020 promises to introduce plenty of new and creative ideas to enhance your garden. Watch this space!
The Carousel would like to thank Angela Bunt for her article. Her website is https://www.angelabuntcreative.com/