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Santorini Inspired Garden

By 17 June 2014 Home Styling, Lifestyle

Yesterday my friend stumbled across a competition to win £1000 in John Lewis vouchers on Love Chic Living. I love all John Lewis things, which is why we hosted our wedding gift list there, so I had to take part. Who wouldn’t want a grand to spend in a department store?

So the idea with this competition is to choose a destination from Cunard’s Mediterranean ports of call and create a Pinterest board that represents that destination. I’ve chosen Santorini as it’s a beautiful Greek island that I’ve always wanted to visit. To me, Santorini is synonymous with white washed buildings, colourful accents and that stunning bright blue backdrop of the sea and sky.

My garden is boring
This is my garden. It's pretty boring.

I’d love to channel a little bit of Greece into my little corner of Kent. So check our my Pinterest board for my Santorini inspired garden:

Follow Rachel Birchley’s board Santorini Inspired Interiors on Pinterest.

I’ve chosen images that, for me, sum up Santorini. Even though I’d like to have my garden inspired by Santorini, a lot of the images are interiors. But, because I have a roof terrace with no soft landscaping, actually there’s no reason why I can’t recreate some of those interiors on the exterior.

I love the whitewashed look but with the splash of colour. I’ve always been a fan of colour and tend to shy away from white. But I’m up for trying something different. I could paint the walls white, paint the fence white and then add gorgeous colourful plants in terracotta pots and pop in some colourful garden furniture.

Oooh! *lightbulb moment* I wonder if I could put up a trellis and grow pretty pink bourganvilla up the wall…

So I hope you like my Santorini inspired garden. If you can’t go to Greece why not bring Greece to you, eh?

Now if only I could work out how to get that stunning sea view…

If you could channel a destination in your home or garden, where would you choose?

Rachel x

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