The big glass picture window door looks great at first, affording an expansive view of the garden. But think of the arc of that door as it opens — a good 5 feet at least! You couldn’t have any furniture or planters in the way, because a door needs unobstructed space to open. The door then dictates what happens in the garden.
Look closely at this living room and it seems seriously disjointed: there’s a coffee table right in front of the glass door that appears to have no chairs nearby. The rocker in the corner seems lonely, engulfed by a big lamp, books on the floor. The sofa, facing away from the view, has no table to put anything on…
So much for shelter-porn: as strangely unreal as real porn.
Perhaps the garden is bigger than it looks, and can handle quite a bit of unused space. but it looks kind of bleak.