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Urban living garden, Hackney
Urban living garden, Hackney
Jenny Bloom Garden Design
Design ideas for a contemporary partial sun garden in London with decking.
Country Garden
Country Garden
This is an example of an expansive rural back garden in London.
West London Home
West London Home
myDNAproject
About This Project This project was to design a comfortable apartment space in a beautiful location in West London. The family that resides in this home wanted to demonstrate their individual styles and tastes with the final result being a soothing sense of calmness and relaxation. Our project scope was to find a balance with all the different design styles, therefore to create a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing interior design for them. We combined diverse and complementary items, which when put together created a balanced look. We choose a selection of green colour shades for the dining chairs, footstool, vases and fabric patterns to create a connection between the interior and exterior. The simply gorgeous honey oak blind fabric gave the residence control of light without losing the view of the garden and allowing an element of privacy. The rustic elements displayed from the shelving unit were combined with bespoke rope handles and then an introduction of flora, by including beautiful rich green plants bringing our clients closer to a sense of nature and freedom within their home – Leaving them with a far-away thought that the property was actually within urban London. The modern designed corner sofa and crisp clear straight lines of the workable spacious kitchen maintained a modern flair in the open-plan space. The bespoke natural wood slab dining table was complemented with a matching bench on the opposite side, with guests and residents treated to luxurious velvet green dining chairs – The mood here we will describe as cosy. The bespoke high-end designer wallpaper mural, made from two frames, to create a magnificent piece of artwork was a huge component for this project and complements all the decor. The wallpaper pattern is an invitation not only to discover the unexpected diversity of beauty in all of its forms but also creates a welcoming and atmospheric area to enjoy at any time of the day. The open plan design encourages interaction and socialisation of all the family and guests, as they will enjoy and feel welcomed into this space. The skylights flood the area with natural light and give the impression of height, with the sky visible above – “The simple things in life like a clear blue sky can bring so much pleasure”. The connection of all the items mentioned from this project creates an abundance of a delightful interior design combination – Giving a refreshing and revitalising atmosphere. We loved completing this project – And as for the end result – you can see for yourself.
Putney II
Putney II
Peter Couper architects
Inspiration for a contemporary back full sun garden in London with a potted garden.
Family Garden in Putney
Family Garden in Putney
Ruth Willmott Associates
Ruth Willmott
Design ideas for a medium sized modern back formal garden in London.
Mozart Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1
Mozart Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1
Simon Buhl Davis
Back Garden
This is an example of a contemporary partial sun garden in Surrey with concrete paving.
Ben Sage Photography portfolio
Ben Sage Photography portfolio
Ben Sage Photography
This is an example of a mediterranean garden in London.
New Build by Natural Angle, private residence
New Build by Natural Angle, private residence
Natural Angle
Atlantic Grey Limestone. Materials supplied by Natural Angle including Marble, Limestone, Granite, Sandstone, Wood Flooring and Block Paving.
This is an example of a traditional back full sun garden in Buckinghamshire with natural stone paving.
Naturecraft Garden by Pollyanna Wilkinson
Naturecraft Garden by Pollyanna Wilkinson
Practicality Brown
Designed by Pollyanna Wilkinson, and inspired by botanical crafts, the garden explored how we can create beautiful objects from the plants that we grow. Crafts included natural dyes, herbal medicines, flower pressing and willow weaving. As well as their decorative value, the plants in this country garden all have a purpose, whether it be medicinal, edible or practical. Our Native Mix instant hedge created a framework for the garden’s features, which form a sanctuary where creativity can thrive. We also supplied the trees for this beautiful garden. Built by Burnham Landscaping.
Dorridge Garden Room
Dorridge Garden Room
The Swift Organisation Ltd
This multipurpose garden room was designed as part of the clients garden/ landscaping overhaul. The beautiful, contemporary mix of render and cedar cladding provides the perfect garden retreat and additional living space for the family.
Contemporary Sevenoaks Garden
Contemporary Sevenoaks Garden
RIVER BIRCH LANDSCAPES LTD
Classic back formal garden in London with a potted garden and decking.
Al Fresco Dining Spaces by BW
Al Fresco Dining Spaces by BW
Barnes Walker Ltd - Landscape Architects
This is an example of a classic garden in Manchester.
White Horse Pub Conversion
White Horse Pub Conversion
Hampshire Design Consultancy Ltd.
over 400-year-old pub was in a dilapidated state and no longer a viable business. Mark designed the conversion to one bedroomed homes for the property developer and they were snapped up.
Alchemy Hill
Alchemy Hill
Unique Homestays
Unique Home Stays
Photo of a medium sized country back partial sun garden in Other with decking and a fireplace.
Garden Design - Hyndland Glasgow
Garden Design - Hyndland Glasgow
North Hill Garden Design
Design ideas for a medium sized shabby-chic style back garden in Glasgow with decking.
Clapham Family Home - Garden
Clapham Family Home - Garden
Emily Rennie Design
We were able to adapt the space to create a welcoming and inviting environment with a few simple changes. Having removed the large circular table and benches, the circular area was filled with an off-cut of faux grass (found on ebay) which freed up the space. The grey brick wall has been covered with wooden feather board cladding and trellising which has been painted in a stone colour and a variety of new and colourful plants and small trees have been introduced to soften the look. The addition of the mirror on the right side, reflects light and gives the illusion of extra space.
Victorian Chelsea
Victorian Chelsea
Hartley Botanic
Victorian Chelsea powder coated in Olive Leaf
Traditional partial sun garden in Other with a wood fence.
Private residence, Heaton Moor
Private residence, Heaton Moor
Natural Dimensions Ltd. - Landscape Architecture
Nicholas Atherton
Medium sized contemporary back full sun garden for summer in Manchester with natural stone paving and a garden path.
Northampton Manor Design
Northampton Manor Design
Daniel Combes Garden Design
Design ideas for a classic formal garden in London with a garden path and concrete paving.
A beautifully designed garden is as important as the emphasis we place on the designs of our interiors. After all, our grounds (however modest) frame our homes and contribute to first impressions not only of our houses, but also of the households within. Options for garden designs can be as elaborate or low maintenance as your lifestyle and preferences permit – consider both your aspirations for how it should look and how much time you can invest in garden maintenance. Consulting a gardener or landscape designer will ensure you have a garden that suits your lifestyle, the local climate and soil conditions. But don’t forget that with Houzz your first stop can be collecting images of garden ideas and designs you love in order to inspire your garden plans and potentially share them with a landscape gardening professional.

How do I come up with a front garden design?


The priority for a front garden is kerb appeal. Begin by considering the area immediately around and leading up to your front door. You may want to opt for front garden designs that blend well with the style of your home – for example, abundant foliage and flowerbeds will perfectly complement a period property, whereas man-made materials, geometric shapes and contrasting textures are great ideas for a contemporary garden design. Even if your front garden is a small space, keep it tidy – if you have more space, make the most of it with garden ideas and features such as a manicured lawn, gravel driveway, water feature or garden fencing. If you don’t have the time or commitment to devote to gardening, then neatly pruned hedges, statement paving, hanging baskets, garden benches and outdoor lighting are all decorative, low maintenance garden ideas for your front garden design.

How should I design my back garden?


Back gardens typically offer more space than front garden designs and serve a more recreational purpose, so it’s important to know how you want to spend time in your garden before you design it in order to build in the features that you will enjoy. If you love relaxing in the garden and dining al fresco, think about patios, decking, garden furniture and BBQs. For the more horticulturally-inclined, incorporate flower beds, greenhouses or vegetable garden designs. Your landscape gardening professional can help you install structures such as sheds, pergolas and gazebos that complement your garden design, and artfully-placed garden ideas such as lawn edging and lighting will add definition to your chosen design.

How do I create a low maintenance garden?


The great news is, gardens aren’t exclusively for the green-fingered. Whether you’re not horticulturally-inclined or simply don’t have the time for a bit of landscape gardening, you can still have a garden design that looks the way you want by making some smart design choices. While many of us favour low maintenance gardens like urban gardens, roof terraces and patio gardens, lovers of greenery don’t need to sacrifice grass for paving slabs. Whatever you want from your garden, there are a variety of gardening solutions that can be built in to make life easier. For example, labour intensive features such as vegetable patches, greenhouses and flower beds can be optimised with an automatic irrigation system. These can be offset with fuss-free garden ideas such as hard landscaping, including gravel, paving or decking, and hard-wearing evergreens that require minimal upkeep. You might even consider replacing your garden fencing with slow growing hedging, which can be maintained less regularly than wooden fence panels.

If having a lawn is important, there are different types of grasses in varying degrees of durability and maintenance. You may choose to take a more relaxed approach to your lawn – “wild” garden designs can have great charm if the grasses and flowers are chosen carefully. If you prefer a manicured lawn, it’s a good idea to invest in a “mulching” lawn mower that will recycle clippings and remove the need for cleaning up. Finally, there isn’t a more low maintenance garden lawn than artificial grass which can look highly realistic and keep your garden looking green. Garden ornaments are a great way to add interest to your low maintenance garden design – go for smart garden ideas such as solar garden lights which are both decorative and functional.

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Whether you want inspiration for planning a garden renovation or are building a designer garden from scratch, Houzz has 791,221 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Hampshire Design Consultancy Ltd. and RIVER BIRCH LANDSCAPES LTD. Look through garden photos in different colours and styles and when you find a garden design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful garden ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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