Landscape Design Inspiration – Spring 2021

In the works – Rustic Touches in Peppermint Grove

A landscape design render showing an alfresco area, tiled pool and stand-alone gym.This residential landscape design complements and completes a beautiful barn-style peppermint grove home. Extending the rustic-luxe finishes to the far end of the backyard and incorporating a brand new pool and pool-house/gym, the design’s mixed textures and tones marry these large new additions with the home.

Creating a sense of arrival, and echoing the naturalistic planting choices, the curved lines of the pedestrian paths and driveway sweep a convenient loop past the front of the home. Mature trees and muted mixed plantings set the tone for the rest of the gardens, providing a distinctly Australian sense of peace and tranquility.

To the rear, a stylish contemporary concrete infinity pool and spa combination with muted hues and contrasting tones overlooks a wide-open space, giving the users that rare combined sense of privacy and freedom that can only be achieved in the country. An outdoor shower completes the experience. See the full landscape design flythrough below.

Claremont Charm and Colour

The new landscape design and construction after a period of maturation.

The design, construction, and maintenance journey of this Claremont residence began back in mid-2019. The beautiful home at the landscape’s center had plenty of heritage charm, but the garden was looking a bit worn out and was structured in a way that limited its use and access. The living areas and lawn were disconnected, and the clients wanted to create a purpose-built space for their children to play in.

A tessellated tile surface was incorporated at both the front entry and the side of the house. The side of the house was restructured and tiered to better connect the main living areas to the lower lawn. The planting and materials were selected to both update the garden and be appropriate for the period of the home’s architecture. The planting palette includes a number of colonial-style plants, and a number of existing, established trees were retained.

Part of the beauty of gardens is that they can keep changing and adapting to our tastes and requirements. The functionality of this garden is dynamic, it will change and adapt over time with relative ease, in line with the needs and preferences of the inhabitants. This flexibility is key to the ongoing success of the landscape.

the claremont landscape with rustic brick paving and plantingThe successes of this garden’s design are still largely owed to the “timeless” and era-appropriate choices made by the designers and clients. The vibrant and diverse colonial/tropical planting and recycled brick are applied with contemporary geometry, they seat the landscape comfortably within the surrounding area while providing colour contrast and excitement to the landscape.

the rear of the property after completion

Feeling inspired? Contact us for a garden design or pool landscaping consultation and we’ll give you advice on how your landscape can be created, overhauled, or improved by careful design. Reach out today for a chat.