Patio to al fresco
An exquisite outdoor space
West-facing coastal gardens like this can be challenge. Harsh sea breezes have the potential to make them inhospitable at times. This Marblehead Home design uses individual outdoor rooms to overcome this and create a garden that’s perfect for entertaining, sunbathing, relaxing and dining.
The first thing we needed to do was level out the garden’s former steep incline. This allowed us to create a sunken area for an intimate sheltered dining experience and raised other areas to capture the midday sun and provide views that overlook the whole garden. Observing how the sun moved around the garden at different times of the day demonstrated and confirmed to us the ideal location of each social area, as well as the correct planting placement, plus the addition of a French Blue summerhouse provided an all-season retreat for both work and play and completed the scheme.
At Marblehead home, we believe that outdoor and interior areas need to blend beautifully and belong to the same cohesive look. To achieve this effect, we used careful complimentary colour palettes of all-year-round seasonal planting, as well as hard landscaping materials like limestone, to link back to the home’s interior design style.