7 Courtyard interior decorating ideas

Bates Masit Architects

Based on the eastern end of Long Island, Bates Masit Architects specializes in contemporary homes that frequently nod to the region's vernacular architectural forms—witness the house on page 90, inspired by the area's once-ubiquitous potato barns. For a new project in the town of

Green Painted Courtyard

The apartment of Jean François Lesage in Chennai India. Stunning courtyard with walls painted in green. Magazine: Elle Decor October 2014 Photo: Richard Powers Full tour of House

Green Patio

Gorgeous patio with green painted walls, green Persian rug, white painted wicker chairs and a yellow umbrella, a great eclectic mix! Full House Tour via Marie Clare Maison

Seventeenth Century Frescoes Mural

Seventeenth century frescoes adorn the loggia of the Villa Torrigiani outside Lucca. The high vaulted ceiling with amazing 17th Century mural, the shabby chic mismatched chairs, wine, fruit and lushness all round. This is a place I could easily spend an afternoon sipping wine

On the Tiles

Cool patio with gorgeous mismatched tile collection and brick walls painted in white. Can't decide on one tile design? Then mix them all. In this courtyard garden, a patchwork of patterned monochrome designs has been broken up with randomly placed coloured squares. The result