Wednesday, February 17, 2016

City Garden (Part 2)

City Garden (Part 2)

Wicker man

 Gabby Deeming recreated a relaxed summer-holiday feel with a Mediterranean-inspired selection of rattan, wood and wicker furniture. It's a look that can easily be recreated in a city setting.

Double doors

 The double steel doors leading to the terrace were designed by Ebba Thott to give access from the main corridor. A rustic rocking chair and brightly patterned cushion give the London flat's outdoor space a relaxed atmosphere.

Wonder wall

Designer Suzy Hoodless worked closely with Johnny Holland of  Hackett Holland architects on the extensive renovation of this Victorian house in London. Several clever, glazed elements give Johnny's conversion its particular allure. Undivided windows give a view all the way to the entrance hall, and reveal a double-height bespoke lighting installation, which hangs above the coffee table from Mint.

The gorgeous little garden, landscaped by Alasdair Cameron, features white cobblestones, slim, silver-birch trees, and a living wall dotted with birdhouses. Out of view, on the lower-ground level and accessed from the basement, is a miniature smoking yard. Something of a sunken surrealist urban folly, resplendent with outdoor stone mantelpiece.

Another level

The back garden of this London home, reconfigured by interior designer Penny Morrison, is split into different levels, with a terrace for dining and a raised seating area.

Several small rooms that made up the basement of the house were taken out to create this new outdoor space. Initially little more than a shallow dark well with a 1.8-metre-high retaining wall obscuring the rest of the open space, the wall was removed and the earth in front of the basement door dug away to make enough space for a table and chairs. Shallow steps lead up through two levels to an upper graveled area complete with a stone bench and raised beds filled with clipped box balls.

Rustic chic

This stylish all-weather area created by Ebba Thott for her client's London home uses matchboard planks, which flow up the wall to create a bench for the table, and a planting area for the living wall.

New York roof terrace/home office

This 11.6-square-metre office is perched on the original roof and Annabel White's home in Manhattan. Because of the building's landmark status, no additions can show from the street, not even a single brick. So office had to be set back four meters from the parapet. On the garden side, it has an angled wall of glass windows, which cantilever up using a hand crank. The design is inspired by one of architect Basil Walter's favorite buildings, Pierre Chareau's Maison de Verre in Paris. The side table is the 'Cannon' design from BDDW.

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