Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Favorite Things: Courtyards

One thing that makes me melt every time I see it - whether it's part of a home, hotel or restaurant - is a courtyard.  Do you love them too?  Here are a few of my latest favorites:


Stone, wood and glass~Décor de Provence

courtyard pool by mcalpine tankersley
OK this isn't a courtyard but I love how the house is wrapping around the pool for a similar feel...



courtyard--love it!

Don Ziebell - mood

dark wood & stone


If you'd like to see past posts about courtyards, you can look here, here and here.


Splendid Willow said...

Oh yes! Now that is living in style!

Thinking of you girlie. Can't wait to see you next week w. Ms. M. I treasure you both!



Garden, Home and Party said...

I love courtyards almost anywhere I've seen them. My friend just built a home with a beautiful courtyard. Such a clever way to provide a view for so much of the house.

Victoria said...

I love courtyards. I had two beauties with stone walls and stone staircases to the backyard when I lived in upstate New York. Here in SW Florida my version of a courtyard is a lanai nestled between two wings of my house. On the plus side, the weather is lovely here and I can use the space almost daily.
I think what appeals to me most about courtyards is the elegant flavor of Italy or France they impart to a home.
XO, Victoria

Monica said...

My my number 1 and 8 take my breath away. Saving those two photos would love to have a courtyard.

carolyn bradford said...

Yes, courtyards are on the top of my priority list for my dream home! I also love the "around the pool" area as well and I guess that's what we've focused on these past 15 years. If and when we do move…I want only a courtyard! These are fabulous examples, Barbara! Hope you are doing well!

Haus and Home said...

Wow these are all beautiful! I need a courtyard :)

Mumbai said...

Der Innenhof hat sich dadurch ergeben, dass in den Staedten die Haeuser so eng beeinander stehen und man trotzdem versuchte etwas privates
zu schaffen. Frueher hatte man es zum Waeschetrocknen benuetzt. Heute ist es
ein Platz fuer Gemuetlichkeit und fast jeder abgebildete Innenhof findet auch meinen Gefallen.

cindy hattersley design said...

I would be happy in any one of these lovely courtyards! You found some hidden jewels!


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