Posts Tagged ‘Garden design tips’

Gorgeous garden accessories by Mia Fleur

0 Written by Lisa on 24th Aug 2015 in Garden accessories, Inspiration

White stone pots by Mia Fleur

I’ve recently come across Mia Fleur, a family run online boutique selling gorgeous garden and interior products which are partly designed and handmade by them in the UK and partly sourced from British designer makers combined with a selection of home accessories and gifts which have been sourced from the UK and abroad.

Ornate garden bench by Mia Fleur

Decorative garden chair Mia Fleur

Grey bistro set by Mia Fleur

Introducing accessories to your garden can really make it personal. You may choose a bistro table and chairs in a quiet corner of the garden or something as simple as a cluster of quirky pots or a pretty lamp to bring a bit of warmth to your terrace area.

Aged Garden Lantern Mia Fleur

Pembury hanging lamp by Mia Fleur

Bringing in these finer details to your garden will make it more homely, individual and will certainly give it that “extra room” quality. What I love about Mia Fleur is their philosophy of only selling items that they would buy themselves and this means they only sell things that they absolutely love!

Plant stand by Mia Fleur

Potting Bench by Mia Fleur

Wintage style ladder by Mia Fleur

I’ve picked just a small selection of items from the Mia Fleur boutique to show you here, but I urge you to pop over to their website to have a look at the full range (link below).

Garden twine dispenser Mia Fleur

Many of the garden accessories would also work indoors.  I love these bright rustic pots which would look great on a kitchen window sill.

Rustic coloured pots by Mia Fleur

And these brass candle lanterns can be used indoors as well as outside…

Brass lanterns Mia Fleur

It’s a great place to shop for gifts too, but beware that you may well end up parting with some cash on a few gorgeous gifts for yourself, although that’s not necessarily a bad thing of course!

For full details of the Mia Fleur range and to learn a bit more about the family team behind it, do have a look at the Mia Fleur Website and you’ll find lots of inspiration on the Mia Fleur Blog too.  Happy shopping!


(Images: Mia Fleur)


The importance of creating focal points

5 Written by Lisa on 17th Aug 2015 in Design Tips

Bench in Homebase Garden RHS Chelsea 2014 Lisa Cox Designs

However large of small your garden is, introducing deliberate focal points will help to create a journey around your garden. Read more

Looking beyond your boundaries

0 Written by Lisa on 16th Feb 2015 in Design Tips

Majestic oak tree in Surrey hills Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Borrowing the landscape is a garden design trick of old.  Even if you’re not lucky enough to have a great view, it doesn’t mean that you can’t borrow some of the features from the neighbouring landscape. Read more

Tackling really small gardens

0 Written by Lisa on 25th Nov 2014 in Design Tips

Bletchingley courtyard sketch Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I’ve just been working on the designs for a client in Richmond who has the tiniest of gardens, just 25m2 to be precise.  Spaces this small can often be more challenging to design because it’s every square inch counts. Read more

Some planting design tips to help you along

2 Written by Lisa on 15th Aug 2014 in Design Tips

Planting Oxshott Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Planning a planting scheme takes time.  There’s so much to think about and consider to get it right.  As well as the constraints of the site (soil/aspect/drainage), you need to think about the aesthetic qualities of the plant (shape, form, foliage, colour) as well as how well and how long it performs for and of course how long you have to wait for it to become fully grown. Read more

Good design is all about balance

0 Written by Lisa on 4th Jul 2014 in Design Tips

Side garden restructured Lisa Cox Designs

I’ve recently been working with a client in Woking who, after a big project to renovate the house, needed some help to lift the garden.  They’d already installed the paving and brought in lots of mature specimen plants, but the garden just hadn’t really come to life and they didn’t feel very inspired to spend time out there. Read more

Create your garden course – Week 2

0 Written by Lisa on 14th May 2014 in Design Tips, From the drawing board

Week 2 create your garden workshop Decor Cafe Lisa Cox

Yesterday was week 2 of my Create Your Garden course at The Decor Cafe in Putney, which I’m running with friend and fellow garden designer, Sarah Speller. Read more

My outdoor living article for M&S Bank

0 Written by Lisa on 27th Mar 2014 in Design Tips, Inspiration

Designing your garden for outdoor living article M&S Bank Lisa Cox Designs

I’m excited to show you the finished article I’ve written for M&S Bank which went live on their website this week. Read more

Front garden design tips: What about the plants?

6 Written by Lisa on 7th Feb 2014 in Design Tips, Plants

Front garden design London Lisa Cox

This is the last post in my blog series about front gardens.  I hope you’ve found it useful and now feel inspired to tackle your own? Read more

Front garden design tips: 5 ways to keep it simple

0 Written by Lisa on 24th Jan 2014 in Design Tips

Concept sketch sutton front garden Lisa Cox Designs

Welcome to the first edition of my blog series about front gardens.  I’ve written about them before but I hope that I’ll be able to give you some tips to help you to improve what you have.  Whether you’re ready to start again from scratch or just make a few changes I hope I’ll give you some inspiration to have a go. 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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