Patio Design Ideas
Think Outside Gardens
In a unique location on a clifftop overlooking the ocean, an existing pool and rear garden was transformed inline with the ‘Hamptons’ style interiors of the home. The shape of an existing pool was changed to allow for more lawn and usable space. New tiling, rendered walls, planters and salt tolerant planting brought the garden up to date. The existing undercover alfresco area in this Dover Heights family garden was opened up by lowering the tiling level to create internal height and a sense of spaciousness. The colour palette was purposely limited to match the house with white light greys, green plantings and blue in the furnishings and pool. The addition of a built in BBQ with shaker profile cupboards and marble bench top references the interior styling and brings sophistication to the outdoor space. Baby blue pool lounges and wicker furniture add to the ‘Hamptons’ feel. Contemporary planters with Bougainvillea has been used to provide a splash of colour along the roof line for most of the year. In a side courtyard synthetic lawn was added to create a children’s play area, complete with elevated fort, cubby house and climbing wall.
The Dept of Design
Tim Davies Landscaping | Perth
Aussie Living Homes
Louvre House did a great job of adding a louver system for all year round entertaining.
Remember the gorgeous Scandinavian-style kitchen transformation we completed for the Ferguson family recently? We promised we would be sharing more, and here it is! In addition to the über cool modern kitchen, the team at Kitchen Craftsmen also worked to create an outdoor space perfect for entertaining, from summer BBQs to winter nights enjoying a wine. Using distinctive Polytec ‘Black Wenge Matt’ for the doors, and the same durable Polytec ‘Graphite Grey Createc’ cabinetry that was used throughout the kitchen, this alfresco kitchen is perfect for even the messiest BBQ king. There’s even a built in wine fridge! Love the look of this alfresco kitchen? Learn more about upgrading your alfresco, no matter your budget or style: https://www.kitchencraftsmen.com.au/kitchen/alfresco-range/
TO THE MIL excellence in construction
Donna Guyler Design
Donna Guyler Design
Despite it’s location, this is not a country style garden. The client’s brief was for a structured, minimalist look. Concrete in it’s many forms features strongly in this garden. Concrete blocks, a by-product of concrete production, were sourced for the substantial retaining walls. And, steel U-Piles, usually used in civil projects, made the perfect material for another, very narrow retaining wall where space was at a premium. Water from the custom made concrete channel spills into the Corten steel water feature. The plants shapes had to be strong enough to hold up against the strong geometric lines and at the same time soften and support the structures. The main shapes are provided by pruned Box and Casuarina balls, heavily pruned grey Helichrysum and the softer, free flowing shapes of grasses. Trees give height, Acer Senkaki and Magnolia denudata are the main feature trees.
Norman Richards building design + interiors
Photographer: Anastasia Kariofyllidis