Inspiration

Rooms outside by Green Studios

0 Written by Lisa on 22nd Jul 2014 in Inspiration

Lores garden studio by Green Studios

I absolutely believe that your garden has the potential to create additional living space that you can use all year round.  Get the design right and it will change the way you use the space and encourage you to spend more time outside.

Green Studios garden room in Brixton

But in the UK we have the weather to contend with and that often means that our use of the garden is somewhat dictated by what’s happening in the sky.  If we have a particularly wet summer it puts a damper on all our outdoor plans.

Garden Pod Green Studios

Garden rooms are becoming ever more popular as they’re a cost effective way of  adding space and I think a great way to feel more connected to the garden even when the weather’s not so great.

Garden studio Barker

I’d love an office outside – sometimes the boundaries get blurred when you work from home and I’m sure feeling more connected to the garden would enhance the creative process.

Home studio Green Studios

All the pictures in this post are courtesy of Green Studios who create, manufacture, supply and install bespoke contemporary garden rooms in the UK.

Green roof Green Studios

They’re particularly passionate about sustainability which is at the core of what they do whether that’s sourcing materials or helping their clients to create a more sustainable lifestyle.

Garden room Green Studios

Garden Lodge by Green Studios

If you’re thinking of installing a garden room then it’s important to do your research.  Some, at the cheaper end of the market, won’t be built for use all year round.  There’s no point creating a studio or den for the kids if it’s freezing cold in the winter and like an oven in the summer.

Inside Garden Pod Green Studios

The garden rooms shown here are fully insulated and this means you’ll be able to use the space all year round, whatever the weather.

 

You’ll find more details and pictures on the Green Studios Website along with contact details if you have any more specific questions.

Something a bit different in the garden furniture world

2 Written by Lisa on 16th Jul 2014 in Garden accessories, Inspiration

Dedon furniture collection

I came across Dedon recently, an outdoor furniture company that offers something a bit different. Read more

Loseley Park Garden Part 2 – Flying the Union Jack

0 Written by Lisa on 26th Jun 2014 in Inspiration

Flag flying at Loseley Park Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I hope you enjoyed my earlier post this week following my visit to Loseley Park garden last week.  Here are some more images from this wonderful garden… Read more

Loseley Park Garden Part 1 – From Gertrude Jekyll to The Flower Garden

0 Written by Lisa on 22nd Jun 2014 in Inspiration

Loseley House from the Herb Garden Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Last week I attended a press event at Loseley Park.  As you know, I love the garden there…it has an informal and relaxed feel to it and it’s never the same each time you visit. Read more

Some inspiration from a birthday spent in France

0 Written by Lisa on 3rd Jun 2014 in Inspiration

Estuary at Saint Valery Sur Somme Lisa Cox Designs

It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and we decided to go over to France to a little boutique-style Logis we know that has a wonderful restaurant attached. Read more

A beautiful and inspirational garden for a family in Surrey

4 Written by Lisa on 30th May 2014 in From the drawing board, Inspiration

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Back in 2012 I worked with Fiona Humberstone and her husband to help translate the ideas they had for their garden into a design that they could work from themselves. Read more

RHS Chelsea Flower Show – 2014 inspiration

0 Written by Lisa on 25th May 2014 in Inspiration

Fabric lanterns in Artisan retreat at RHS Chelsea 2014 Lisa Cox

There’s so much to inspire at the Chelsea Flower Show and it’s not all about the show gardens and floral exhibits. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2014 – 150 Years of Hilliers

0 Written by Lisa on 25th May 2014 in Inspiration

150 years of Hilliers RHS Chelsea 2014 exhibit Lisa Cox

The Hilliers exhibit in the Floral Marquee is always a highlight of The Chelsea Flower Show.  All the other exhibits are amazing too, but this one is very much at the heart of it. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2014 – My pick of the Fresh Gardens

2 Written by Lisa on 24th May 2014 in Inspiration

Fresh Garden Fabric RHS Chelsea 2014 Lisa Cox

I still have so much to show you, but on this last day of the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show I wanted to show you the last of the show gardens that gave me some inspiration. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2014 – The Artisan Gardens

0 Written by Lisa on 24th May 2014 in Inspiration

Artisan Opera Garden RHS Chelsea 2014 Lisa Cox

Here are my pick of the Artisan gardens, starting with the Topiarist’s Garden at West Green House which was beautiful. Read more

Lisa Cox Welcome

I specialise in helping families to turn their gardens into an extension of their home and into a space that can be used and enjoyed all year round.

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