light up your garden

Garden Design, Home Styling, Inspiration

Summer is in full swing meaning most of us are spending lots of time in our gardens.

I don’t know about you but one of my favourite things about summer is being able to sit in the garden late into the evening. It can be so relaxing, particularly with nice lighting.

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Candles are a lovely warm and subtle way to light the garden in the evening and create interesting shapes and shadows in the plants, too.

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Candle holders do not necessarily need to be extravagant and expensive. Sometimes the most simple are the most effective. Candle holders can be made from many food storage items, meaning they are free(!), such as tin cans and glass jars. The advantage of this is that you can decorate them as you wish.

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Here is a collection of simple, modern ways to light your garden with candles.

Lanterns:

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Pendants and hanging candle holders:

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Stakes:

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Freestanding:

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Large Open Plan Traditional Style Kitchen

Inspiration, Kitchen

This kitchen was designed for a newly built traditional-style home. The large kitchen is open plan to a comfy seating area, second to the main reception room.

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Birdseye view

The island provides a lovely, vast cooking and social area at the centre of the open room.

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Perspective of kitchen to reception space

The kitchen is a light bone colour as the room is north facing and does not benefit from much natural light.

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Perspective of kitchen from reception space

With a granite surface on the sink side of the kitchen, the material is more practical around water than wood. The wood surfaces provide more warmth to the other parts of the kitchen that are open plan to the reception areas.

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Floor plan

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Mid-installation