Whilst we wait for our backyard to be renewed, rejuvenated and made of awesome, we cannot ignore the front side of things.
I want guests to feel welcome as they approach my home and I want to have a place to sit to look out at the glorious mornings.
Our front entrance has a lovely, shaded stoop with a deep overhang that nestles you in. It is wide enough for a bench on one side...
And a few pots on the other…
My guiding word for this space is Verdant. I wanted green with just a few shots of brilliant colour to keep it cheery as well as restful.
I want arriving home at the end of the day to make me smile. I want to smile at my neighbours out walking their dogs and pushing their strollers. I want my little son to know that nature isn’t that place we drive to find. It’s a part of us.
And by and by Christopher Robin came to an end of things, and he was silent, and he sat there, looking out over the world, just wishing it wouldn't stop.
~ Winnie the Pooh