Wherever possible we like to design homes which maximize natural light. The layout of rooms is determined by what can be seen outside, colour schemes are chosen to complement and enhance the countryside or garden outside and minimal window treatments remove a sense of disconnect between inside and out.
Outside Inside is our mantra – we regard the garden as an outdoor room and equal attention is given to the ordering of life outside the home as that within to create a seamless and harmonious union.
We favour the rough, handcrafted, weather beaten and reclaimed over the new, shiny or grand: An old bench conveniently positioned outside for removing wellies/ muddy boots or enjoying the view; Old lead planters complement vernacular flint walls and an ancient yew hedge in Hampshire.
Herbs and wild strawberries planted in window boxes outside the kitchen windows in Kensington. Scented climbers, old English roses and rosemary planted close to the house make the most of every inch of even the most modest garden and add to its sensory appeal.
Apple trees, ferns, tall grasses and native wild flowers create an air of secrecy and ancient enchantment at the end of a long narrow London garden in Fulham.
We are never happier than when seeing nature flourish.