WOW FACTOR: Living wall
Image: Andrew Boyd
Indoor-outdoor rooms are becoming ever more popular, and multi-purpose furniture and flooring that blurs the boundaries of the two spaces is a great choice for these areas. This urbanite garden will feature a gorgeous wood-cladded fence with stylish vertical planters growing nourishing vegetables and herbs. Practical floorboards in a warm wood tone lead from the kitchen to the outside space, and the smooth timber lounge furniture is accessorised with zesty tableware and tropical-inspired details – plus there’s barbecue area and steel firepit for evening entertaining. Bold, citrus colours add a Mediterranean feel, and comfy weatherproof cushions and throws to create a year-round space.
OUTDOOR ROOM CREDITS
Sandtex Ultra Smooth masonry paint, from £29 per 5ltr, Crown. Floor in Parlor wood effect spruce beech tiles, £26.95 per sqm,Walls and Floors. Bi-fold doors from £1,200 per sash, Origin and 1st Folding Sliding Doors
Yanirtas steel firepit, £223, Arpe Studio. Rhyno four-burner BBQ, £399, Regatta Furniture. Lodge sofa, £1,499; Lodge lounge armchair, £669; Lodge coffee table, £449; selection of waterproof scatter cushions, £59 each, all Bridgman.
Strings of festoon lights, £90 each, Graham and Green.
On walls: Prestige slatted panels, £89 for 1,800x600mm, The Garden Trellis Co. Galvanised steel planter, £34.95. Copper half moon wall planter, £24.95; copper hanging bowl planter, £29.95; copper hanging planter with chain, £39.95; copper globe hanging planter, £49.95; copper geometric hanging planter, £39.95; set of three galvanised steel planters, £44.95; brass and verdigris planter, £29.95; large copper and verdigris planter, £49.95, all London Garden Trading. Solar brass planters, from £42, Rowen & Wren. St Ives thermometer & tarometer, from £24, Garden Trading.
On sofa: Printed cushion cover in mustard yellow, £3.99, H&M. Palm-print fringed cushions, £38 each; tasselled cotton throw, £38, all Rose & Grey.
Faux plants and foliage from a selection, from £15, Bloom. Rectangular vence planters, from £32, Garden Trading. Solid colour medium melamine cup in apple green, £2.70; melamine round dinner plate in yellow, £8.40; melamine dinner plate in apple green, £8.40; melamine side plate in yellow, £6.30; melamine side plate in apple green, £6.30; tropical-print melamine cup, £4.99; tropical-print melamine plate, £7.99; tropical-print melamine, £9.50; watermelon tea towel, £14.99; coral melamine pitcher, £22.99, all Rice. Beehive throw, £55, Design Vintage. Accessories from a selection at Ikea, Laura Ashley, Sainsbury’s
1st Folding Sliding Doors www.1stslidingfoldingdoors.co.uk 0208 997 2448
Arpe Studio www.arpestudio.com 07575 054420
Bloom www.bloom.uk.com 0844 482 2332
Bridgman www.bridgman.co.uk 020 8804 7474
Cox & Cox www.coxandcox.co.uk 0330 333 2123
Crown Paints www.crownpaints.co.uk 0330 024 0281
Design Vintage www.designvintage.co.uk 01243 573852
Garden Trading www.gardentrading.co.uk 01993 845559
Graham and Green www.grahamandgreen.co.uk 01225 418200
H&M www2.hm.com 0344 736 9000
London Garden Trading www.londongardentrading.com 0800 6990868
Origin www.origin-global.com 0808 168 5816
Regatta Furniture www.regattafurniture.com
Rose & Grey www.roseandgrey.co.uk 0161 926 8763
Rowen & Wren www.rowenandwren.co.uk
The Garden Trellis Co. www.gardentrellis.co.uk 01255 688361
Walls and Floors www.wallsandfloors.co.uk 01536 314730
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