on trend: the modern mediterranean garden / sfgirlbybay

ah, finally daylight savings time — now can we just leave it alone? i have to admit, it’s been awfully hard to wake up and have instead been sleeping in later than usual which doesn’t feel very productive, but my body knows what it wants and it wants to keep sleeping! i love the additional hours of light at the end of the day though, when we can all start spending more time outside, rather than rushing home to get cozy and warm inside when it’s already dark at only 5’oclock. i always feel like the extra sunlight at the end of the day is much healthier for us — an evening walk, or bike ride, and then a lovely dinner al fresco. so it’s time to spruce up the garden and i’m really drawn to this modern Mediterranean trend, with pea gravel and cement pavers, weathered old terracotta pots, and outdoor furniture with a mid-century modern twist. it’s simple, yet elegant and very inviting. add some greenery like succulents, cacti, agave, and olive trees and you almost feel like you’re spending time somewhere else entirely, somewhere far away, rather than your very own backyard. and it’s a relatively easy look to achieve and less is more — with minimal vintage wrought-iron outdoor furniture that only gets better with age and patina, some old oil bottles,  perhaps a few cactus paddles (love that idea!). so here’s to the soon-to-be springtime and more time spent outdoors!

on trend: the modern mediterranean garden / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the modern mediterranean garden / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the modern mediterranean garden / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: montage hotel laguna beach via ocean time; Les Anges
by Jean Cocteau, 1949 art print from h prints; clay pottery via three chic house; SANTOS OUTDOOR CHAIR from dear keaton; cactus paddles by carla coulson photography; stonework by m.k. sadler photography; Vintage Cast Stone Urn from chairish; chair under palm via indie home collective; cactus paddles by m.k. sadler photography; vintage Wooden Garden Chairs from chairish; vintage oil bottles from elsie green; Vintage French Iron Garden Table from chairish; jean cocteau, 1966 via type room; Vintage Cast Stone Concret Garden Frog Sculpture from chairish; vintage green bottles via marie claire; MICHELANGELO RATTAN DAYBED from dear keaton.

on trend: the modern mediterranean garden / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the modern mediterranean garden / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the modern mediterranean garden / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the modern mediterranean garden / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the modern mediterranean garden / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the modern mediterranean garden / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: patio in greece by days of camille; Jardin Teak Round Dining Table from terrain; green bottle by m.k. sadler photography; miami patio project by @nightpalm; Seashore Urn from terrain; bicycle via @ilrandagio_; artwork by rf. alvarez VIA UPRISE ART; Vintage Outdoor Armchair With Verdigris Patina from chairish; olive tree patio via la grange interiors; Bergs Fluted Hanging Wall Pot from terrain; bench under tree in cyprus via find us lost; Aged Ceramic Moss Drip Vase from anthropologie; 1960s Vintage Iron Garden Chair from chairish; agave plant via free people blog; Cast Stone Modern Classic Figural Head Planter from chairish; JEAN COCTEAU Pen And Ink Drawing by Stanford Auctioneers.

on trend: the modern mediterranean garden / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the modern mediterranean garden / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the modern mediterranean garden / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the modern mediterranean garden / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: click on the image which will take you to its original source. in the case of my collages, the links are listed just below clockwise from left to right.

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