ANM Weekend Inspiration

Make the most of the remaining Summer months and transform your outdoor space into a mini Oasis with the help of Award-winning garden designer Catherine Chenery. Catherine has spoken to Julia Saltzman at Luxury London about clever design, planting and use of colour to give even the most compact urban garden, patio or balcony a whole new dimension.

“As in most cities, in London space is at premium both inside and out. But all is not lost for the compact urban exterior; there are a number of ways to maximise space in a small city garden.

Catherine Chenery, an award-winning garden designer and botanical stylist, says careful planting is the key. Rather than laying down lawn from corner to corner, she recommends adding blocks of planting in the centre, away from the edges. “This will create a dynamic space with a lot more interest,” she explains.

For the ultimate outdoor venue, garden furniture is a must. In a small space, a bold colour makes a great impact. “Use textured fabrics in cushions and throws, as well as colourful accessories and tableware”, says Chenery. It’s also worth considering storage furniture in which to keep outdoor cushions and rugs. Metal dining chairs and tables tend to be less chunky, and are often stackable or foldable. “For a bespoke option, why not ask your garden designer to incorporate storage into benches?” Chenery adds.”

Read the full article at LUXURYLONDON.CO.UK


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