Southfields GardenContemporary Garden, London
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Mistake 3: Treating the garden as separate from the homeCharlotte points out that many people forget to link the inside with the outside. “It pays to give the garden as much attention as the home’s interior,” she says. “Make sure the style and palette in the garden work with the style and decoration of your home.”SolutionPlan where each area is going to be situated,” Catherine says. She points to a football spot as an example, and suggests locating it where the ruined grass can’t be seen from the kitchen window all winter.“It’s a good idea to draw people out into the wider garden with focal points of interest or ‘hidden rooms’ just glimpsed tantalisingly from the main patio,” Peter says. “These additions don’t just make the garden view from the house more interesting, they encourage you to use the whole space, and to create and enjoy different rooms, views and atmospheres within it. Some of the best views can be looking back up through the garden to the house, so think imaginatively to benefit from using all of [the space].”To see more from any of the designers whose photos are featured in this article, click on the image, then on Learn More if you’re in the app, and follow the links to the professional’s profile.