Adam meet’s up with Garden Enthusiast Yasmin Bushby to show their Lifestyle readers how to create big impact in small spaces
The Australian way of life is synonymous with outdoor living, and nowhere is this more prevalent than in the home: Think alfresco entertaining, lush gardens, summer barbecues and poolside fun.
SMALL SPACE 1
waterloo casaba BALCONY GARDEN DESIGN PROJECT
An enclosed large balcony transformed into an elegant outdoor room which is sophisticated and packs a strong personality punch! Lush, shade-loving plants matched with a well-considered collection of pots that are different in size, shape, colour and finish, yet work cohesively together. The walls are dressed with a white-on-white graphic, laser cut metal screen and mirrors that reflect the verdant green foliage of plants giving the illusion of depth to the finite space. Graphic, bold fabrics on the soft furnishings balance well with the chunky round bluestone table and the teak armchairs have been allowed to weather naturally to a beautiful shade of grey.
SMALL SPACE 2
DRUMMOYNE ROOFTOP BALCONY GARDEN DESIGN PROJECT
This generously sized space has all of the facilities needed for a modern lifestyle outdoors. The naturally formed zones within the space allow for separate and functional uses such as living, dining, cooking and time-out. A beautifully appointed planting selection creates bountiful layering of colour and texture which leads out to the expansive view. The large variety of texture compliments the paired back use of a natural colour palette, making full use of blacks, whites, greys and wood.