Tag Archives: garden design

Design Trend of the Month – Setback Bays

This month’s featured design trend focuses on how to create additional functional spaces in your fence design! Behold, the power of setback bays… What is a setback bay? With fencing, a bay is a common term for the section of fence between posts. Therefore, a setback bay is a bay that has been ‘set back’…

Design Trend of the Month — Sun Trap Corners

This month, we’re basking in the glow of the latest design trend we’re seeing amidst our creative customers; behold, the sun trap corner! Case Study: DIYer sings praises of VogueWall pool wall What is a sun trap corner? A sun trap is an outdoor area that gets drenched in sun, with fencing that shields it…

Design Trend of the Month – Terraced Gardens

Looking for a creative way to tackle your tricky sloping block? Level up with this month’s design trend and create an amphitheatre of lush foliage with terraced gardens! Landscaping hack for sloping blocks Steeply sloped blocks can be quite a challenge to work with. Furthermore, the cost of retaining walls over 750mm can usually skyrocket,…

DIY Ideas – How to design an architectural garden

Structure. Texture. Contrast. Balance. For this month’s DIY idea, we deep dive into how to design — and build — the perfect architectural garden for your home. Case Study: The Designory #makeitmodular for designer Byron Bay escape Structure One of the most striking elements of an architectural garden is the structures and shapes it brings…

Expert Advice: Choosing the perfect garden for your new build, with Greg Soster

Ready to plan your new build’s garden, but not sure where to start? Greg Soster, Director of Outside Space, gives us his professional advice on the perfect garden to grow, depending on your climate zone, architectural style and maintenance level!   Coastal gardens Coastal gardens reflect on their proximity to the ocean and a laid-back…

Design Trend of the Month – Outdoor Feature Tiles

Herringbone and basketweave and fish scale, oh my! For this month’s design trend, we’re diving into the enchanting world of outdoor feature tiles and where they can be used in your backyard! (image sources: left | right) Pool tiling ideas If your pool area could use a bit of character, consider adding feature tiles somewhere…

DIY Ideas; How to build an outdoor kitchen

Building your own outdoor kitchen opens you up to an entire world of DIY ideas! This project can be as simple as a BBQ corner, to as grand as a sprawling open-air cusina with four different cooking zones, a bar, a sunken dining room and a veggie patch to the side. So without further ado,…

15 architectural plants to watch out for this spring

Spring is coming. If you’re ready to breathe some fresh life into your home, keep your eyes peeled for these incredible architectural plants! Whether you have a sprawling backyard or a modest balcony, these plants are sure to add some structure, texture and colour to your outdoor space.     Make those architectural plants ‘pop’…