One of our favorite gravel gardens is also one of the most simple. The courtyard in the Antwerp gallery-home of gallerist Veerle Wenes designed by
Lens°Ass Architects features gravel, sparse vines, a single tree, and elevated concrete floor. Here’s a look at some of the decor elements to recreate the look.
Above: Large glass doors pivot out onto the garden. Photograph courtesy of Verne. Above: A concrete island stands in the middle of the gravel courtyard. Photograph courtesy of Verne. Above: A single bench made from the same concrete used for the island, hovers over the gravel. Photograph courtesy of Verne. Above: Ivy grows over half of the gallery/house exterior. Photograph courtesy of Verne. Above: A wood table on iron folding legs and a pair of Muuto yellow chairs make up all the furniture in the garden. Photograph courtesy of Verne. Materials Above: The Sherwin Williams 7005 Pure White Interior/Exterior Paint is favored by architects for an exterior white paint. (See 10 Easy Pieces: Architects’ White Exterior Paint Picks for more.) Above: Learn all about gravel in our posts Hardscaping 101: Gravel Gardens, Hardscaping 101: Pea Gravel, and Low-Cost Luxe: 9 Pea Gravel Patio Ideas to Steal. Photograph by Matthew Williams from Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces. Lighting Above: The Atomic Topless Steamline Industrial Guard Sconce in White is $327 at Barn Light Electric. Above: The “Standard” Biergarten Table, in natural with green frames, from Beer Garden Furniture starts at $549. Above: Designed by Jens Fager for Muuto, the Raw Chair, shown in Yellow, is $1,649 CAD at The Modern Shop. Above: The Desert Blanket in Orange and Camel by Garza Marfa is $200 at Heath Ceramics. Above: This Hand-Blown Glass Carafe by Anna Karlin is $250 at Ode to Things.
N.B.: This post has been updated with new shopping information; it was first published April 2017.
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