Garden designer Oliver from Borrowed Space teams up with Urban Escapes (www.urbanescapes.co.uk) to create some fabulous contemporary gardens
A modern clean layout in your outside space not only produces
a visually stunning garden, it can create a space which feels calming and acts as a retreat from our busy lives. Contemporary gardens may appear to have simple layouts but a well designed space should cleverly incorporate the needs of modern living; creating areas to entertain, relax, eat and socialise.
The minimalism of the space gives a feeling of control and order while planting pockets and materials give interest and reflect the natural changes and season of an exterior space. A beautiful garden can therefore enrich your life by providing order and tranquillity to a busy lifestyle.
An expression of style in the exterior space around your house could be the thing that sets you apart from the ordinary. Using a professionally qualified designer and experienced landscape team, Borrowed Space and Urban Escapes combine the best of the design and build world to create a unique ‘designer’ space that looks fabulous but also works on a practical level.
Modern or minimalist spaces don’t just need to be white; colour can play an important part as well. Incorporating your favourite colours through planting or painted walls can give the garden a personal touch and turn a show garden into a personal space that reflects your own style.
As a designer Oliver always makes sure he is up to date with latest garden trends. One of the highlights of the year being shows such as the Chelsea Flower Show to see what the designers are doing and keeping an eye out for new and exiting plants that are coming onto the market.
If you would like a fabulously fashionable garden then check out their websites or give Oliver a call on 07773 764 212 www.urbanescapes.co.uk, www.borrowedspace.co.uk
A garden design, like a well-painted painting should have a focal point and points of interest. A sleek waterfall adds new dimensions to the garden in light, movement and sound. Water is a beautifully calming and ever-changing material and employing a designer means that you don’t end up with a do-it yourself pebble fountain, which can often look anything but sleek!
It’s not just water features and focal points that need to be thought about in a stylish garden – all of the materials used should come together and work as a whole like the instruments of an orchestra.
How great would it be to have your office overlooking your garden or have a gym at the end of the garden away from the kids? Well, another stylish design solution to come out of the collaboration is a range of garden rooms. They are fully insulated with their own heating, lighting and sockets.
They can be installed with large, double-glazed, bi-fold doors to open out onto your garden and can be adapted to many uses. The finish is a high-end and they come with beautiful features such as the down lighting as standard. Garden rooms are made bespoke to your requirements so they can fit them to the space and size that suits you.
If you would like to add an extra room to your house without the mess and planning restrictions of an extension then have a look at the website www.urbanescapestudios.co.uk or call Grant on 07816 647 399.