Smart design to maximise space and budget for years to come
Creating two distinct outdoor rooms to provide year-round interest that would be easy to maintain in years to come, was the priority for this client who lives in a bungalow with a small back garden.
The design is based around two contrasting spaces linked by slate-faced raised beds and seating A formal, primarily hard-landscaped garden with a bold Corten steel letter-box water feature and Limestone paving cut through with curved brick lines maximise the space outside the living room by leading the eye to the corners of the garden.
The bedroom, meanwhile, looks out onto soft, curved lines, pebble-filled beds bordering a generous lawn and set-off with four large cylindrical Corten planters to display specimen shrubs chosen for their foliage, bark and interesting shapes.
A narrow colour scheme of blues, purples and whites planted in blocks creates year-round interest that’s simple and easy to look after.