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A Beginner’s Guide to Adding Trees to Your Garden

Are you a tree-planting virgin? Don’t be intimidated, here’s how to plant and care for your new specimens Houzz UK contributor and award-winning landscape and garden designer. Claudia de… More Trees are the lungs of our planet, providing us with oxygen and storing carbon, as well as preventing soil erosion and providing homes to wildlife. Planting a tree is a ...

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10 Ways to Bring Your Interior Style into Your Garden

Express your style outdoors with planting, just as you would with your furnishings and materials indoors Houzz Ireland Contributor Patricia Tyrrell is an award winning landscape and garden… More The interior style of your home reflects your character and taste, and choosing the right look is something you probably devote a lot of time to. When it comes to the ...

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Envy-inducing Outdoor Flooring Ideas

Decking, tiling or a mix of contrasting textures – the materials you lay underfoot can bring fresh appeal to your outside space Houzz contributor. I also write about interiors and houses for leading UK magazines… More From the smallest city roof terrace to the most rambling garden, gorgeous flooring can make the most of your outside space. Varying the levels ...

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Inspiring Ideas for Perfect Pergolas

Pretty-up your pergola and position it to best effect with these inspiring ideas, guaranteed to give your garden style and structure Houzz UK Contributor. I have been an interiors journalist since 1995, writing several… More A simple structure of vertical and horizontal posts, a pergola can provide shade and shape in a garden, creating a focal point and a sheltered ...

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10 Ways to Make Your House Number Extra Stylish

Help your home stand out from the crowd with a set of numerals in a smart design Houzz contributor. Freelance writer and lover of beautiful things. I grew up in Japan… More House numbers might seem humble, but they can make all the difference between a great first impression of your home and – when obscured or not clear – ...

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Dream Spaces: 10 Stunning Rooftop Gardens for Lazy Summer Days

Take a break, close your eyes and imagine yourself leaning back and sipping a cold drink on one of these rooftop beauties Houzz Contributor. I am a passionate traveler, writer, reader, and debater. My previous… More When summer rolls around, there’s absolutely nothing better than spending all day on a rooftop garden with friends, a fridge full of cold drinks, ...

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9 Ways to Let Vintage Style Spill into Your Garden

Harness the pretty, laid-back look of a vintage-style garden with these romantic ideas Houzz UK contributor. Freelance interiors journalist with over 20 years’ experience… More If you’re a lover of all things vintage, it’s no good keeping the rustic finishes, gorgeous, pastel shades and pretty touches simply for the inside of your home, leaving a personality-free patch once you step ...

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Ask a Garden Designer: What to Do in the Garden in July

It’s summertime and you can now start to enjoy the fruits of your labour and tackle a few maintenance jobs in the garden Houzz UK contributor and award-winning landscape and garden designer. Claudia de… More The garden should now be at its peak and looking its best. The borders will be filled with vibrant colours and the vegetable garden will ...

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Outdoor Rooms: How to Turn a Small Outdoor Space Into a Green Retreat

Any terrace or courtyard, however small, can become a peaceful retreat. Browse these design ideas to fire your imagination Houzz Contributor. Garden designer in Charlotte, NC. I love great design, great… More These days, downsizing is increasingly common. Whether it’s urban sprawl and long commutes that have tempted you to move closer to the city centre, or you are an ...

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Dream Spaces: Toasty Terraces Warmed by Fabulous Fire Pits

Pull up a chair and enjoy the flames… These beautiful terraces have a striking fire pit or stylish fire bowl as their centrepiece Houzz UK Contributor. I have been an interiors journalist since 1995, writing several… More Gathering around a fire, toasting marshmallows and sipping drinks as the light fades from the sky is one of the key pleasures of ...

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10 Stylish Wooden and Brown Front Doors

Stay close to nature with an earth coloured threshold Rohini Wahi is a Design Journalist, Trend Forecaster and Editor of one of the UK’s… More Whether you go for beautiful natural wood or a warm, earthy paint hue, a brown front door is a choice that can add rustic elegance or an organic look to your home’s facade. Be brave ...

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