9 Eclectic Outdoor & Garden Design Ideas
Valerie´s JOY OF LIVING
INC Design Studio
Freedom in design is every designer’s fantasy, especially if that is the brief from the client. This was our kick start with this huge private terrace; rare in Mumbai suburbs and yet our clients were fortunate enough to own this beautiful space. The very first proposed layout was executed and zoned with a sheltered wooden deck to enjoy the outdoors on drizzly days. The pinstriped awning was cleverly installed to camouflage spikes used to keep pigeons at bay. A faux rustic window sourced from an antique wood mart in ChorBazar was refurbished and incorporated with solid bird cages and hand-painted trees and birds to form a serene perspective. This nearly neutral mix forms a contrasting background to dark rattan cane furniture with block-coloured cushions in ‘Sunbrella Fabrics’ accompanying various hues. Lights are a great way to add that dramatic touch to your space and provide the option to create multiple ambiences. The soft ambient lighting delivers the perfect atmosphere for cozy barbeques. Customized artwork and creative arrangements make this outdoor as warm and comfortable as their plush interiors. A carefully zoned terrace garden is incomplete without plantations which were well thought of considering the humid climate and maintenance aspect for convenience. Low maintenance plants like Bougainvillea, Ivy, White Champa, Adeniums and Ferns were highly recommended by our in-house landscaping expert. This vibrant rooftop is an ideal cocoon in Mumbai’s active hustle!
Sarah Natsumi Moore
Photo: Sarah Moore © 2013 Houzz
Architect : noga zaksh