Friday, December 11, 2009

Inner courtyard....

I am doing a happy dance that it is now Friday evening and I can put my feet up and relax! It has been hot here in Brisbane this week so just looking at these images makes me feel cooler. Isn't this a lovely courtyard? I have always wanted an inner courtyard, like on many of the old French or Italian houses.

I would enjoy setting this table and spending the summer afternoon over a long lunch with family or friends.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Ax

{Images via Elle Deco}

23 comments:

FatScribe said...

great post to warm my cold wet late Thursday evening to. Brisbane, huh? sounds nice ... I'll trade ya one cold, wet L.A. for a hot Brisbane right about now.

good weekend to you as well! -Jg.

Kathryn - MamaBoo said...

Bliss! I am attempting to make the are underneath our back deck an "inner courtyard"...we shall see!

Shannon www.OldWorldCharm.info said...

Hi Amanda,

Glad the weekend is here and you can finally take a break. :-)

I, too, have always loved the idea of courtyards. They provide privacy, style and more than a touch of romance. Maybe someday a vacation home in Europe will satisfy the desire to have one, but for now, I'll just enjoy these lovely photos.

Thanks for sharing.

Shannon

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Amanda
I'm with you on both the weekend and the courtyards..

It's fluctuating between hot and humid and cold and windy in Sydney.. strange weather for months now...

Love to have .. first a home.. and then a wonderful courtyard like this. Somewhere to relax and hide away from the world.. fabulous!! Have a great weekend.. xx Julie

Thea said...

I LOVE courtyards. They really do remind me of summer holidays in the Mediterranean.

La Dolfina said...

Oh, to have an inner courtyard...
now that would be a little slice of heaven!

Have a wonderful weekend :)

Country French Antiques said...

I want to sit with you SVP
Beautiful!!

Velvet and Linen said...

I am in the process of creating an inner courtyard at my home, so I greatly appreciate this beautiful inspiration!

xo
Brooke

Ana Patricia said...

very pretty! i wish it was summer here and that we had an inner courtyard like this :)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Gorgeous!...We have one and you remind me I need to clean it up and get it ready for the holidays!

VictoriaArt said...

Ah, the pleasures of a summer afternoon!

Cool winter greetings from New York!

XX
Victoria

Debra Phillips said...

amanda;

what inspiration! as i sit indoors shivering in chicago i dream of a hot night in australia lounging in a court yard.
was just thinking recently "why are there so few inner courtyards in middle america?" such a wonderful architectural element
debra

walrus studio said...

wine and cheese, anyone?

Jacqueline said...

What beautiful pictures of a beautiful courtyard. I would love to be sitting there right now. We are so far away fom warm, outside living. It is getting colder here in London BUT....Christmas is coming !! XXXX

Callie Grayson said...

have a lovely weekend, and keep cool. It has been snowing here:)
xx
callie

Callie Grayson said...

have a lovely weekend, and keep cool. It has been snowing here:)
xx
callie

Boxwood Terrace said...

I've always thought it would be a treat to have a European style inner courtyard like this, but I'll settle for my current patio!

red ticking said...

so pretty... and funny to hear it is hot there at christmas when it is sooo chilly here... lite snow flurries and a roaring fire going... no matter where we are... relax... and enjoy ... merry christmas amanda... x pam

Millie said...

Cold down here Amanda - much to MOTH's disgust I've had the electric blanket cranked up to 9 every night this week! We have a courtyard - it does not look like this beauty!
Millie ^_^

ColonialEast said...

Love these pictures and dreaming of summer. Today we have had snow in Stockholm and a week from Christmas so hot and sunny feels far away to me. Take care!!

Kris said...

Love the dog in the last pic. so pretty

Breathing Beside Us said...

So Beautiful.
Blessings,
Deb

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