A Moroccan Courtyard
A simple, Moorish arch frames the view of an olive tree in the passageway of this small North London courtyard. Indian sandstone paving and setts laid on diagonal lines add width and movement to the narrow space. The pale terracotta walls bring warmth and light to a previously gloomy space. In the courtyard, a simple limestone cube water fountain sits on a stone bench, bringing movement and gentle soothing sounds.
Positioned opposite the kitchen French doors and lit up at night, it can be admired throughout the year. A simple planting of fragrant climbers, Mediterranean plants and herbs and spring bulbs provides glorious scent and colour in this tranquil space.