Afternoon in the garden...26 July 2019
As interior designers you might think it starts and stops with “interiors” but so often we have an input into outside spaces, especially when it comes to materials and lighting. We have worked collaboratively with plantsman and trades to create an outside space seamlessly blending into the interior we have created. There are timeless elements we at April Hamilton we always like to add, such a topiary and gravel, they are so forgiving even in the harshness of winter, they soften a sometimes bleak outlook, with the shingle giving a sense of movement and fluidly and the architectural anchoring of the shape of topiary. Of course it’s a good idea to be aware of the box blight which is currently prevailing, resulting in devastation to younger, less established box hedge, although I’m lead to believe more mature plants have survived and gone onto thrive, personally they are still my preferred first choice ..
The black crittall windows are enormously popular and currently on trend, add the stripped blind and it’s given it a very Riviera feel and there’s our lovely topiary along with white hydrangea to soften contemporary slate slabs (Teddy canine not included) we are looking to include black awnings in a current project to give the space protection from the sun, but also to blend the house into the garden, with absent owners potted plants can be a little more protected incorporate a discreet watering system & you have a thriving patio area ready for entertaining when you arrive home
Do take a moment to explore our Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.co.uk/aprilhamilton12/my-garden-project/ for ideas we are currently working on
If you are lucky enough to have a sunny garden without too much wind, potted agapanthus are always a crowd pleaser, especially in these galvanised pots outside this beautiful Georgian house, they are a match made in heaven. If you read the blog last week, the luxury properties in Salcombe were inspiration personified and the image reflects some of the real estate in the area… Have a great weekend and thanks for reading