Inside out

The ad­di­tion of din­ing, work­ing and en­ter­tain­ing spa­ces to your gar­den adds a new di­men­sion to your life­style

EDP Norfolk - - HOMES & INTERIORS - WORDS: Kate Houghton

All sides are cov­ered

This five-sided sum­mer house in Wil­low Green from Thax­ters of Holt is per­fect for a smaller gar­den as it fits neatly into a cor­ner. Sum­mer house, £2,500, thax­ters.co.uk

HOME OF­FICE

The grow­ing trend for work­ing from home needn’t mean hours slumped over a lap­top at the din­ing ta­ble. Set up in your gar­den and claim the ben­e­fits of the green and ver­dant views, known to boost en­ergy and help with prob­lem solv­ing. From £10,000, cab­in­mas­ter.co.uk

AT THE BOT­TOM OF THE GAR­DEN

It’s not al­ways easy to cre­ate a dis­tinct space for din­ing in a stan­dard shaped gar­den, but string fairy lights across a pa­tio or ar­bour, set up a ta­ble and hey presto – a so­phis­ti­cated set­ting for al fresco din­ing, just like that! 100 out­door fairy lights, £25, light­s4­fun.co.uk

EX­TEND THE SUM­MER

An English sum­mer is without doubt ut­terly beau­ti­ful, but the cool evening air can drive you in­doors ear­lier than Ca­mar­gue lou­vered canopy room, you might wish. The so­lu­tion? Cover up. How’s this for a sim­ple way to add an ex­tra ‘room’ to your gar­den? £12,000, gar­den­housedesig­n.co.uk

Ma­te­rial ben­e­fits

If you’re look­ing to make an out­side space invit­ing and so­phis­ti­cated then the team at Paula Gundry In­te­ri­ors in Nor­wich can ad­vise on, and source, fab­rics suit­able for ex­ter­nal use paula­gundry­in­te­ri­ors.co.uk

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