One of the best ways to create a visually interesting outdoor living space is to play with changing levels in your design. Multi-level backyards have an added dimension to them and adds more character to your hardscape. There are also many different ways to design outdoor steps and stairs whether you want them to blend with the landscape or stand out as a sculptural feature, even act as furniture for casual extra seating.
At Adam Robinson Design we have used steps to create such dimension. The implementation of levels within a space results in the creation of zones, which can be used as separate spaces with individual purpose.
Below are some of the projects where the ARD team have used steps!
Here are a collection of our favourite designs we’ve collected from Pinterest boards lately and they are in a diverse range of materials from timber, concrete, brick, and sandstone. Raised garden beds, bench seating and sculpting the earth to form mounds and contouring, when combined with complementing steps in innovative materials, can elevate your garden design to great effect.
With Lauren Keenan Home
Adam recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Lauren Keenan from Lauren Keenan Home for their podcast series.
ALT Studio’s Latest Project
This house was designed for a couple with a young child and was inspired by the traditional Japanese houses that surround it where it’s located, away from the urban core on a 300㎡ plot of land.
One of the best ways to create a visually interesting outdoor living space is to play with changing levels in your design
Indoor Connection with The Outdoor World
First impressions really do count. The front entrance to your home and the front door itself is a pretty important design detail because it’s the transition into your home from the outside world.
Putting on A Front
The front entrance to your home and the front door itself is a pretty important design detail because it’s the transition into your home from the outside world.
Float about, in style
House & Garden Feature
Family, togetherness and plenty of hydrangeas for our client.
The ‘it’ colour of this season…
The Quintessential Indoor/Outdoor House
Sri Lankan Architect combining home, studio and exhibition space in this lovely site…
Beautiful, earthy statement pieces for any balcony, courtyard or garden…
A Timeless Material
Incredibly functional and aesthetic…
Front Garden First Impressions
Be house-proud with these tips for your front garden…
A fresh and beautiful colour perfect for the warmer days…
Where architecture meets nature…
With Chanelle Ockenden
Pick the perfect colour for your home…
Beauty, peace and tranquility…
A great styling plant you must have...
For City Dwellers
Turning to Container Gardening is the way to go for inner-city gardeners
The obnoxious style of arranging flowers, created by Stella Bugbee..
With Chanelle Ockenden
Helpful tips for a makeover full of value...
By Adam Robinson
All about colour and why it's so important in any creative process...
Josh’s Top Tips
Create new and interesting spaces with more plants...
Chanelle Gives Her Style Tips for our Milson's Point Project
Styling tips for a balcony with a view...
A Stylish Alternative
Make a striking statement with some outdoor foliage...
East Meets West
The newly coined design name...
Pantone’s 2017 colour of the yearhas been announced...
Add life to your outdoor spaces with these occasional chairs...
Keeping Autumn Chills at Bay
Here are a couple of cool suggestions….
Mini Urban Greenscapes
Adam’s tips from his recent feature in Home & Garden magazine...