Who hasn’t envisioned bringing the romance of a sidewalk cafe in Paris to their own garden? We like placing little retreats such as these in our landscape design projects because they expand our client’s outdoor living spaces and offer a perch for admiring the garden and perhaps enjoying a quick breakfast or drinks with friends.
A large courtyard is broken up into smaller seating areas, including bistro tables and chairs to suit any occasion, from a quick coffee break to happy hour with friends. The simplicity of the furniture keeps the focus on the surrounding landscape and highlights the beautiful patio underfoot.
If you don’t have a courtyard on your property, you can still incorporate a bistro-style setting into a smaller space. A small terrace, measuring only a few square metres is sufficient to create a cozy outdoor dining area for two.