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Steal This Look: An Artful Gravel Garden in Antwerp

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Steal This Look: An Artful Gravel Garden in Antwerp

April 26, 2017

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.

Large glass doors pivot out onto the garden. Photograph courtesy of Verne.
Above: Large glass doors pivot out onto the garden. Photograph courtesy of Verne.
A concrete island stands in the middle of the gravel courtyard. Photograph courtesy of Verne.
Above: A concrete island stands in the middle of the gravel courtyard. Photograph courtesy of Verne.
A single bench made from the same concrete used for the islan, hovers over the gravel. Photograph courtesy of Verne.
Above: A single bench made from the same concrete used for the islan, hovers over the gravel. Photograph courtesy of Verne.
Ivy grows over half of the gallery/house exterior. Photograph courtesy of Verne.
Above: Ivy grows over half of the gallery/house exterior. Photograph courtesy of Verne.
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.
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

The Sherwin Williams 7005 Pure White Interior/Exterior Paint is favored by architects for an exterior white paint. (See  Easy Pieces: Architects’ White Exterior Paint Picks for more.)
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.)
Learn all about gravel in our posts Hardscaping loading=
Above: Learn all about gravel in our posts Hardscaping 101: Gravel GardensHardscaping 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

The Atomic Topless Steamline Industrial Guard Sconce in White is $5 at Barn Light Electric.
Above: The Atomic Topless Steamline Industrial Guard Sconce in White is $135 at Barn Light Electric.
The Newberg Beer Garden Table is currently on sale for $479. at Rejuvenation. The Manufactum Pub Garden Set Robinia Wood for €8 ($885 USD) at Manufactum.
Above: The Newberg Beer Garden Table is currently on sale for $479.20 at Rejuvenation. The Manufactum Pub Garden Set Robinia Wood for €810 ($885 USD) at Manufactum.
Designed by Jens Fager for Muuto, the Raw Chair, shown in Yellow, is $loading=
Above: Designed by Jens Fager for Muuto, the Raw Chair, shown in Yellow, is $1,375 at Danish Design Store.
The Terracotta Steel Stool is $395 at ABC Carpet & Home. Other options include the Another Country Stool One in Red for £5 ($0 USD) or the brown/rust colored Leather Sling Stool for $loading=
Above: The Terracotta Steel Stool is $395 at ABC Carpet & Home. Other options include the Another Country Stool One in Red for £195 ($250 USD) or the brown/rust colored Leather Sling Stool for $129 at Urban Outfitters.
The Desert Blanket in Orange and Camel by Garza Marfa is $0 at Heath Ceramics.
Above: The Desert Blanket in Orange and Camel by Garza Marfa is $200 at Heath Ceramics.
The Erica Tanov Simple Glass Carafe is $ and Simple Glass Tumblers are $7 each, both at Erica Tanov.
Above: The Erica Tanov Simple Glass Carafe is $24 and Simple Glass Tumblers are $7 each, both at Erica Tanov.
Guide vines along the wall as Veerle Wenes has done with Ook 500 9 Gauge Steel Galvanized Wire, a 50ft roll is $.
Above: Guide vines along the wall as Veerle Wenes has done with Ook 50140 9 Gauge Steel Galvanized Wire, a 50ft roll is $10.21 on Amazon.

Get the look of more inspirational gardens from our posts:

Finally, learn how to successfully use gravel in a hardscape project with our Hardscaping 101: Gravel guide.

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