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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Incomplete Wall and A Broken Roof

Nature plays an equally important role in landscape and architecture ... The outdoors has a natural appeal to humans. The sky, earth, water, and other outdoor elements make us feel refreshed, calm, and one with the earth.

How do we get these elements from the outdoors, inside of our home?
The obvious way is by bringing plants into our living space. Although, another wonderful idea is using in eco-friendly material with natural texture & pattern. Some recommend using inspiring colour such as greens resembling the earth, grass and plants, blues are refreshing like water and the sky, yellows evoke a sense of freshness, like the sun and fresh flowers. My personal favourite would be neutral tones such as whites, tans and beige which make the interior feel light and clean. Observe how the outdoors pours into the space by allowing sunlight into a room daily.

How to bring the indoors outside instead?
The answer to all Australians dream is Al fresco living - a space for outdoor entertaining (throw a shrimp on the barbie, watch the kids play in a safe environment and enjoy the Aussie sun in your own backyard) 

How can designers break free from the four walls and a roof concept?
Imagine a spa bathroom without the need of privacy. A living space without being frame in by four walls, roof, windows or doors. 

You don’t have to feel boxed in, you make the most out of any space.
As a new home buyer I am  challenged with a garden with limited space. But just because I have little space, it doesn’t mean I need to feel boxed in outside. With a few clever design tips and simple ideas, I believe any small garden can be transformed into thriving outdoor living spaces perfect for entertaining and accommodating my need for serenity.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart ... Ecclesiastes 3:1&11