Saturday, 4 May 2013
GARRETT ECKBO (COURTYARD HOUSE) AND THE ART OF LANDSCAPE
I love outdoor spaces, courtyard spaces and interesting spaces with a bit of greenery. This mid-century mansion is set on more than 2 acres in Holmby Hill (Southern California I think) and even though there are some hints here and there of mid-century design elements and furniture pieces - overall I felt the interiors just a bit overdone.
This wonderful courtyard on the other hand is just beautiful - inviting, spacious and a feeling of calm and tranquility; a lovely space to entertain in, but just a nice space to just relax in with a book and a cup of tea. How wonderful is that tree growing into the courtyard and the proportions and colour tones are harmonious and well planned.
Images via LA Times