Adam will do an initial onsite consultation to view the location, hear your requirements and discuss ideas. This is when he will ask you all the right questions to gather the information he needs to extract a detailed brief from you, specifying all your ideas, likes, dislikes and needs. Back at the ARD Studio, Adam and his team will use all the information contained in the brief to create design concepts that will then be presented to you for feedback and sign-off. The concepts will include all information required for the project, including a breakdown of materials costs and design fees so you’re fully prepared for the installation phase.
Adam and the team are also happy to welcome you to their Danks Street studio where they offer in-store consultations that last approx. 60-90 minutes. This is ideal if you have a small space, and you already have a simple plan of that space, and only require advice on plant selection, furnishings, other products and a spatial layout of your exterior. We can review your space, concept the spatial layout, and can select plants and other products immediately, so you’re ready for the next step, which is installation.
Design and installation of your garden requires different aspects coming together such as products, plants and trades. Adam and his team will guide you through the design phase from concept, planning, council approvals and sourcing quotes right through to final installation. ARD specialise in innovative and timeless design, coordinating and overseeing everything needed to create a garden or outdoor space that complements your lifestyle.
Adam takes the final styling and decorating of an outdoor space very seriously and believes it’s just as critical as the overall design. These are the finishing touches that bring all the elements of the design together into harmony. ARD’s stylists make the process of selecting furniture, and accessories a stress free experience, and ensure your new exterior is as inviting, comfortable and luxurious as your interior.
CONSTRUCTION & PROJECT MANAGEMENT
As designers, Adam and his team pride themselves on ensuring your project is constructed without compromising on the integrity of their original design. ARD work with a hand selected ‘A-Team’ of professional installers who they’ve worked with over the years that come highly recommend for each and every project. Client’s can rest assured that their gardens are being installed by the best in the trade, who excel in great workmanship and are a pleasure to have on site. ARD, oversee the construction process of your project and take away the stress of sourcing and managing trades.
If needed, ARD can also oversee your project through the process of Council approvals from start to finish. This includes complying development and processing council applications on your behalf.
EXTERIOR COLOUR CONSULTING
ARD love working with colour and have a wide range of experience and success in this field. The team will select the perfect colour palette for your home, making sure that your interior and exterior colours work seamlessly together to create a harmonious flow from one space to the other. Hand selected, expert painters are part of the ARD ‘A-Team’ of artisans that bring your outdoor space to life.
The ARD studio in Danks Street is also a retail shop, bringing together a great range of plants, and outdoor home furnishings and accessories to support client consultations and design services. Clients get to experience the signature style of Adam’s personally curated collection of plants, pots, furnishings, outdoor fabrics and cushions, lighting, and one-off collectibles from around the world such as wall art, candelabras, mirrors, stools, and lanterns. There’s always something new to discover.
Adam Robinson is one of Australia’s pre-eminent landscape designers and exterior stylists, and he enjoys interpreting a client’s brief, delivering a design with an integrity and authenticity that expresses his understanding of what the client is after.
ARD’s motto, ‘Better garden, bigger life’ indicates Adam’s strong view that a well designed space adds, not only extra market value to your home, it also enhances the quality of time spent at home and can improve your overall lifestyle. Whatever the size of your outdoor space, Adam and his team will design and style the exterior to suit your life.
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Currently Available In-Store
Table top pots, outdoor cushions and old world pieces including wall art, candelabras, mirrors, stools and lanterns