Posts Tagged ‘Courtyard garden’

From the drawing board: Concept design for a courtyard garden in Cardiff

0 Written by Lisa on 6th Jun 2017 in From the drawing board

I’ve recently been working with a client in Cardiff to help her to transform her little courtyard.  She’s recently moved from a much larger house and garden so wanted some help to fit everything in without it feeling too cluttered.

This is what it looks like now…

Rather unattractive, I think you’ll agree.  The gravel area was used to park a car before so the materials are all a bit “driveway” like and the space as a whole isn’t very uplifting.

Although it’s a small space, I often think this provides more opportunity for a bit of “wow” factor.  My client’s personal style is very modern so we’ve gone for a simple design that will maximise the space without it feeling too cluttered.

Built-in seating will help to accommodate a large table and chairs and give enough space for entertaining up to 8 people.

New gates will be moved in line with the outside wall to give enough space to be able to open the doors fully with the log storage in-situ. As this is a conservation area, we were keen to keep the double gates which will be traditional in style on the outside and more modern on the inside.

The courtyard itself will be poured concrete to give a smooth and uninterrupted surface, although we do need one expansion joint so this will be incorporated in a way that looks aesthetically pleasing and will double up as drainage. We’ll probably incorporate two joints to give the space more balance.

I’m looking forward to seeing the finished garden which will be built in the early autumn.  It will certainly make a difference to its current disjointed appearance, a clean simple and elegant space with a contemporary edge!

 

 

From the drawing board: Concept design & sketches for a client in Milan

0 Written by Lisa on 23rd Mar 2016 in From the drawing board

Garden-design-Milan-Lisa-Co

I’ve recently been working with a client in Milan who wanted some help to transform her small and tricky courtyard garden.  To add to the challenges of the site, she lives in a conservation area and this means that she’s not allowed to construct anything that will involve excavation or concrete. Read more

From the drawing board: Finished garden in Chiswick

2 Written by Lisa on 26th Oct 2015 in From the drawing board

Small town garden after planting Lisa Cox Designs

Last week I was back in Surrey and London to plant up my project in Chiswick. I couldn’t have chosen a worse day weather-wise but now that I don’t live up the road, I had to ignore the rain and get on with the task in hand! Read more

From the drawing board: New garden for a client in Richmond

0 Written by Lisa on 5th Dec 2014 in From the drawing board

Concept sketch back garden Richmond

I wrote a blog post last week about tackling really small gardens which was triggered by a project I’ve been working on in Richmond. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept sketches for a client in Weybridge

0 Written by Lisa on 14th Oct 2014 in From the drawing board

Concept sketch for Weybridge back garden Lisa Cox Designs

I have recently been working with a client in Weybridge who is now in throws of having a new glass box style garden room built at the back of the house. Read more

From the drawing board: Sutton garden 2 months after planting

4 Written by Lisa on 23rd Jun 2012 in From the drawing board

I went to visit my project in Sutton this week, to check on the planting and see how things are progressing.  I can’t believe how much everything has grown since it was planted in April, it already feels more like a garden. Read more

From the drawing board: Pictures from my Sutton project 3 weeks after planting

2 Written by Lisa on 10th May 2012 in From the drawing board

If you’re a regular reader of my blog then you’ll know that I carried out the planting at my Sutton project a few weeks ago.  It was a long old day as I was on site at 7.30am and didn’t finish until gone 7pm by which time it was not only too dark to take pictures, but all I wanted to do was to get home and have a hot bath. Read more

New plans for my own front garden

2 Written by Lisa on 29th Feb 2012 in From the drawing board

I have been chipping away at “my client” over the past couple of years and I am so excited that finally we are going to do something with our very uninspiring front garden.  It’s really quite small, but we have space for one small car and there is scope to introduce a more attractive area outside the lounge window.  As work will commence at some point in March, I thought you might like to see the plans.  This is how it looks now… Read more

From the Drawing Board: Concept design & sketches for a project in Wimbledon

2 Written by Lisa on 10th Jan 2012 in From the drawing board

Just before Christmas I was commissioned to produce a concept design for the front and back gardens of a small period cottage in Wimbledon.  The house is currently in the process of being renovated and because the back garden can only be accessed through the house, I needed to produce the design quickly so that the work in the garden could be carried out before work to the house moved inside. Read more

From the Drawing Board – Project in Sutton is finished in time for Christmas

2 Written by Lisa on 20th Dec 2011 in From the drawing board

I paid a last visit to my project in Sutton last week as the hard landscaping elements are now finished.  Because it’s a bit late in the season to plant, we have only been able to put the trees in, but the beds have been prepared ready for the rest of the planting to take place in the Spring. I thought I’d share the pictures I took.  This is the front garden… Read more

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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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