Designers James Wong and David Cubero created the ultimate garden bathroom retreat complete with supreme luxury in the Burgbad Sanctuary. This extremely lush garden both complements and accents the intimate outdoor bathing room. The bright and deep greens contrast the reds and oranges in the glass and wood encased quarters, while the orange lotus flowers and brightly colored fish accent the rich colors of the wood. This glass-enclosed bathroom is the ultimate indulgence in relaxation and rest as Mother Nature intended. Even your feet are set for a treat on the smooth hard wood underneath, with grey stones bordering the path. For a solitary sanctuary, close the door and let the steam line the walls in an exquisite steam experience. Or, enjoy the ultimate retreat in the outdoors – listen to the water ripple and the breeze rustling the plants – all during a morning bath.
13 Aug 2008 | Modern Gardens
Amir Schlezinger of Mylandscapes, London, designed this contemporary garden as a social space. Beautiful yet highly liveable, this Regent's Park garden design extends interior space into relaxing outdoors full of serenity. " ... the benches correspond with the shape of the indoor fireplace, while the Ipe hardwood continues the lines of the flooring. The granite waterfall creates reflections on the surrounding walls - contrasting dramatically with the narrow bands of buff sandstone." Well placed greenery and a waterfall mask the surrounding sounds of traffic and noise. Tiles and hardwood accompany each other as well as draw the eyes along the borders of the garden. The bamboo and other trees add an elegant and warm tone to the design. A great designer can take any modern space and create a warm yet spacious feeling. Schlezinger did just that. This contemporary London garden is full of beauty and calm. Mylandscapes Garden Design.
6 Aug 2008 | Modern Gardens
Radial Timbers played a key role in the best garden design winner at the 2008 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Architect/Designer, Patio Master Collection along with Builder/Landscaper, Ian Barker and Associated created an outstanding, outback-inspired outdoor retreat with Radial Timber’s Newdeck product. The landscape is spectacularly unique in that the timber wood panels aren’t always flat like we usually see. A hill camouflages a hide-away area for lush ground-covering plants. The crescent-shaped cut away envelops the large shallow pond, continuing the deck design of circle shapes. The large trees and natural color scheme is iconic of Australia, bringing the laid back feeling into this landscape. The cozy seating around a tabletop firepit allows guests to linger and relax with one another. Well placed flowers and shrubbery, along with the large wall art, draw the eye throughout the landscaped deck. Radial Timbers contribution is definitely one that has made a lasting impression on all who see this garden.
30 Jul 2008 | Modern Gardens