"Melanie was recommended to us and from our first meeting she accepted the challenge of creating a modern living outdoor space. While we had a rough idea of what we wanted, her final plans exceeded our expectations. Not only did she design a stunning space for us, she also provided a plan for the best types of flowers and shrubs to enhance the appearance and atmosphere of the garden. We were so impressed we have commissioned her to further designs."

Contemporary split level terrace   

This terrace, in buff sawn sandstone giving a contemporary feel, was designed to form an extension of the client’s newly fitted kitchen/entertaining room. The bi-fold doors now open onto an elegant space that has purpose-built areas for dining and seating. The rendered walls offer privacy and give an ‘outdoor room’ feel.

Carefully positioned, horizontal slots offer tempting glimpses of the space beyond. The raised beds have simple planting schemes and also include illuminated sculptures that act as focal points. Large planters and a stone monolith water feature also give interest to this space. A subtle lighting plan highlights key features to give a pleasing view from the property at night.   

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