It finally feels like it’s safe enough to fully welcome back Spring. I do love the onset of spring. After spring comes Summer and along the way Aperol sales spike and my quench for the outdoors becomes insatiable.
Turning to some of our favourite places in the world, hotels specifically, the CF team sought to find the most lust worthy patios to inspire different ways to upgrade whatever slice of the outdoors available to you right now. Because quite frankly, we’d all be hanging out in these well designed hotel exteriors if we could. No matter the size of your garden, or lack thereof (I’m with you, kid), or what your specific taste is, there’s a design motif in here for everyone. From small French touches to minimalist retreats, keep scrolling for some mega lust-worthy ideas to upgrade your garden.
Moroccan Inspired Riad Jardin Secret, Marrakech
Possibly my favourite thing about a riad (if one had to choose just one thing) would be the rooftops. Adorned with pink clay walls, wooden accents and surrounded by gorgeous succulents, nothing says peak zen like Riad Jardin Secret’s Moroccan garden.
Top Tip: Get the look by adding some gorgeous cactus plants, bohemian-style rugs and rose accents to create your own Moroccan-inspired oasis.
Classic Brown Hotel Beach House, Croatia
Striking furniture in black and white, offset by a single pop of colour and clean, geometric patterns give off a classic patio vibe at Brown Hotel’s Croatian beach house. String up some fairy lights to set the scene for laidback evenings and relax in all your refined comforts.
Top Tip: Use what you already have on hand and easily upgrade your existing furniture with a fresh coat of black paint to elevate your outdoor look in a clean, classic style.
French Inspired Hotel Henriette, Paris
Sometimes all you need to achieve a chic garden look are some messy potted flowers, an iron bistro-style set and a bouquet of wild blooms in a milk jug. Look to the French for that perfectly unkempt, but sophisticated charm to add some “Je ne sais quoi” to your garden à la Hotel Henriette.
Top Tip: Achieve the look by collecting wild flowers on your daily walks. Lavender is a lovely complement to achieve the French garden look and can even be incorporated in to window boxes if your outdoor space is lacking in, er…space.
Minimalist Kensho Psarou, Mykonos
Kensho, on the Greek island of Mykonos, is minimalist heaven with its earthy vibe and clean lines. Soft linen fabrics in neutral tones, terracotta accents and rattan furniture provide the ultimate in luxe garden comfort. While we may not have endless clear blue sea, skies and typical Greek white landscapes, there are some tricks.
Top Tip: Pair back your garden to the basics and stick to lots of whites and earth tones to bring this simple, elegant feel to life.
Rustic Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection, Wyoming, USA
Add some country-style charm to your outdoor space with a cozy fireplace and oh-so-comfortable deck chairs. Smaller spaces can incorporate some plaid fabrics, checkerboard tablecloths and a faux fur throw to nail the rustic vibe at Brush Creek.
Top Tip: Avoid having your garden looking like summer camp by sticking with chic, luxe fabrics to find the perfect balance between rustic and refined.
Urban Oasis 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, USA
Complement your concrete jungle with textiles in faded shades of blue accented by muted grey and tan tones to create an urban oasis akin to 1 Hotel’s Brooklyn Bridge. This look is all about bringing elements of the beach and sea to your urban space without it looking or feeling nautical.
Top Tip: Avoid patterns and stick to contemporary designs to let the calm wash over you and your garden.
Mexican Ranch House Tribal Hotel, Nicaragua
Eclectic and oozing with happiness, a colourful, Mexican-style garden like this one at Tribal House uses bright shades with earthy undertones to create the perfect balance between siesta and fiesta. The key to nailing this look is to connect neutral woods with matched colours in varied sizes and shapes to strategically add pops of colour.
Top Tip: Avoid stimulation overload by finding the ‘gaps’, or whitespaces, and placing your colour there.