Outside In is an award-winning practice specialising in landscape architectural design and construction.The company delivers inspirational and innovative landscape design solutions throughout the residential and commercial sectors, and is fully committed to creations that are both aesthetic and timeless.
Combining a thorough design process with research ensures accuracy and detail at each stage of the process, resulting in designs that exceed clients’ expectations.
The total transformation of this tired garden coincided with major internal works to the home, aiming to complement the property’s new Hamptons-style, and breathe life into every corner of the garden while maximising harbour views.
Working closely with the clients, Denise Staffa, designer and the owner of Outside In, created a plan that made practical use of the exterior areas while gently flowing from the inside.
The project brought its fair share of challenges – such as the varied levels of the front lawn – which were overcome by undertaking extensive site evaluation works, followed by the building of the curved, tiered steps that lead to the day bed.
A combination of materials, such as Coral Stone pavers from Bonita Stone, granite splashback, and decking, works harmoniously together, and is softened by curved lines and plantings of hedges and soft foliage.
The existing pool capping was changed to match the paving and the alfresco area gained a new outdoor kitchen, decking, and fresh paint.
One possible reason that this garden is so successful, beyond its well-thought out plan, is the finishing touches, which are subtle yet combine functionality with aesthetics.
Little seating nooks around the garden take advantage of the harbour views, while an architectural screen, water feature and faux concrete garden sculptures really bring each pocket to life.
The LED balls around the pool area have a remote control to change the colours, further enhancing the visual delight of this renovation.
This external renovation won the ‘Designer Residential over 500sqm’ category at the LIAWA 2014 Awards of Excellence.