Stoke Newington Outdoor Room
Project Description - Stoke Newington Outdoor Room
Stoke Newington Outdoor Room by Acacia Gardens:
Project Cost: £25k
Garden Designed by Roberto Silva
The client had a passion for colours and his interiors reflected that approach. The living room was painted in a beautiful dark green and had on one side a golden patterned wallpaper with a nature pattern. The brief was how to complement or contrast that room with the outdoor space which was next to it.
In previous houses, they had used tiles before, and they wanted to use the same material but mixed with textured fence and rendered walls. Roberto Silva, the garden designer suggested tiles on the walls and on the floor, raised beds, outdoor mirrors, water feature.
The raised beds were designed to give a three-dimension space and also to keep the plants away from the new puppy they were about to have.They love the lushness of my plantings and asked for an exuberant planting and I suggested tree ferms, Dryopteris, trachelospermum and many others.
The garden changed to adapt to the budget and slated fence was installed all around. One side of the raised bed removed so that they can bring furniture and the water feature replaced by a sculpture
The result was a colorful garden that can be used all year round, vibrant and elegant
Description of the Garden Before the Project Began
The garden had a grey Indian sandstone already laid and still in good condition. The fences were close board but in a very bad state. The wall, just in front of the house was made of brick and painted white. It was not in the same level. A short narrow raised bed were built with conifers.
Challenges Faced with the Garden Build and Landscaping
The main challenge was getting all the materials through the house and completing the project within 3 weeks.
Description of Hard Landscaping
The colour of the garden and tiles were chosen to reflect their colourful interiors.
Slated fences and rendered raised beds were painted at same colour to go with the design and a match of interiors.
The raised beds were designed to give a three-dimension space with partly cladded with tiles. Also, the purpose to keep the plants away from the new puppy they were about to have.
All flooring was build using the pattern porcelain outdoor tiles.
The other part of the landscaping work was adding features, such as the bird and outdoor mirror.
Details of the landscaping include a neatly finished manhole cover and stainless steel wires to keep pigeons away from the fence.
Materials Selected and Why
Tiles to create a Moroccan inspired feel to the space as well as slated fence and rendered walls to add texture
The tiles and colour are a statement on their own. Sculpture, outdoor mirror and colorful chairs were added to the space to create the wow factor.
Client Landscaping Project Feedback
“Genti and his team did excellent work for us. They were very professional, friendly, and open to discussion about the work.
We have been through the budgeting a few times and unfortunately had to make changes from initial design to meet our budget. However, the results were stunning, garden has come along as we wanted to be, my father is a builder and he was very impressed with quality of the works.
We still could not believe this transformation of the space in just 3 weeks. Overall experience with the team has been great. A 5 star team.”
ProLandscaper ‘Small Project BIG IMPACT’ Awards
We are very happy to announce this Garden project was shortlisted for 2020’s ProLandscaper ‘Small Project BIG IMPACT’ Awards.