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9th Jun 2016

Inspiring Spaces; Granite and Zinc Meets Floral

We love to revisit past projects; this month Homes and Gardens magazine led us back to a fabulous North Oxford renovation - to what was a true internal and external property transformation. Zinc clad faces and sharp angles sit alongside meandering paths and wild planting. The interior and exterior spaces are tied together through carefully planned granite planking, cut to match the interior floorboard width, offering a continuous line and gently leading the eye from inside out.

Award winning garden designer Sarah Naybour was the creative mind behind this garden. Sarah’s style embraces classical geometry with a nod to contemporary design concepts, creating, elegant, timeless and very beautiful spaces.

Doing away with the lawn, it was replaced with a muted palette of white, purple, pink and green planting, with an emphasis on texture. Additional colour and height was created by seasonal bulbs, which come and go throughout the year.

The split-level garden links the main house to a modern garden office clad in western red cedar. The lower terrace is a pretty dining area beneath mature trees while the upper terrace is a suntrap in white render and granite.

StuartBarrCDR were privileged to work on this renovation and restructure inside and out, with BarrJoinery on hand to make and fit a stunning front door, the all important entrance to an intriguing property. Landscaping is an integral part of many renovations and it was wonderful to have the opportunity to see this project through to such a flourishing finish.

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