Displaying posts from March, 2022

A colourful London loft

Posted on Thu, 31 Mar 2022 by KiM

Beata Heuman wins me over once again with another colourful, family-friendly home that is all about having maximum fun whilst providing maximum functionality. I just love her to bits. (Photos: Simon Brown)

A London townhouse’s long and narrow garden

Posted on Thu, 31 Mar 2022 by KiM

Long narrow gardens can be very awkward to plan out but it seems landscape designer Butter Wakefield has an incredible solution for this London townhouse’s space. She incorporated an intricate set of interlinking paving circles, each one different joined together with a ribbon band of cobbles. With the addition of a dining space, massive planters with trees to provide privacy, a row of wall lanterns and a trough-style fountain and you have yourself a garden that will be the envy of all the neighbour’s. (Photography: Ellie Walpole)

Space may be at a premium when you live in an inner-city suburb but that doesn’t mean your garden can’t have impact. A restrained material (concrete and cobble) and planting palette allows this space to breath, to beckon and to just be. Brunswick by Melbourne-based Nathan Burkett Landscape Architecture.

“Louis Denavaut was asked to renovate and decorate a duplex owned by two artists. The apartment is located between the Tuileries garden and the Opéra Garnier, with a breathtaking view of the dome atop the Saint Roch church on rue Saint-Honoré.

The living room, flooded with light from a spectacular round window facing the Saint Roch church, has a 1970s Italian table and a custom-designed banquette made from panels of bleached oak with leather cushions.”

As if that wasn’t enough a white steel mezzanine with a glass floor perches above, the kitchen features an island made of veined Pele de Tigre marble and the bathroom is fully tiled in black zellige. I may be hideously jealous but I’m also incredibly inspired. Saint Roch by interior architect Louis Denavaut.

Photography by Christophe Coënon 

The gardens of a Georgian home in Somerset

Posted on Tue, 29 Mar 2022 by KiM

The interiors of this glorious Georgian house in Somerset are very contemporary. The clients’ love for this contrast gave us a wonderful opportunity to respond by adding some very bold and contemporary garden elements to sit juxtaposed with the ancient, mellowed stone and finely crafted Georgian structure. Using lots of copper beech as square clipped pleached trees in the entrance courtyard for example, instantly brought a sense of modernity. Layering them over the dark sculptural forms of a cloud pruned box hedge, which frames the square cut structure of a modern knot garden, built up a textural base which is a wonderful backdrop and enclosure for placing our flowering plants. everywhere we soften the structure with flowers, but where we might mix the palette of plants in a cottage garden, here we restricted the colour and variety to ensure the planting in the chippings and paving is as sophisticated and elegant as befits the house. In the cutting garden, the colours of the plants in the borders are repeated so that they carry through to the displays within the house.

A glorious outdoor space by Arne Maynard. BRING ON SPRING!!!!!!!