A grand country home and garden

A grand country home and garden makes the most of open spaces with a classic design

Paul Bangay’s signature garden style is the perfect fit for this country residence. His simple traditional design makes the most of the sweeping country estates grounds, a truly inspiring garden design.

your outdoor garden design starts here

So you’re looking for home and garden design inspiration or maybe just thinking of updating your existing outdoor patio; regardless of the project size the best place to start is by looking at images and identifying what you do and don’t like.

Consider how you’d like to use the space, are you after a calming, relaxing landscape or will you be using your outdoor space for regular entertaining and parties? Do you enjoy spending time working in the garden or are you looking for something low maintenance?  Thinking about these larger concepts at the beginning of your planning ensures you end up with a garden design that complements your lifestyle and that will get use all year round.

Once you’ve worked out the overall aesthetics, it’s time to consider a few of the practicalities. Stone finishes are an important part of the creative process. Think organic, tumbled travertine and limestone paves for beautiful light and airy courtyards, a dense granite works beautifully around a BBQ area while concrete pavers mean you have a huge colour spectrum to choose between. Low retaining walls work wonders for breaking up a space and giving a garden levels and depth while higher natural stone walls can provide some privacy from your neighbours. Finish off the look with planting that complements both your design aesthetic and your lifestyle along with some outdoor furniture and your garden design is complete.

Don’t forget that the best way to really articulate what you’re looking for is to gather a whole bunch of garden landscape ideas before you talk to your landscape designer. Show them what appeals to you and what kinds of things will suit your home and lifestyle. They’ll then use this as a base to navigate through design options and styles. The same is true when it comes to outdoor paving and tiles. When you come into one of our design showrooms to select your outdoor paving tiles, show us the proposed designs for your space (or what it currently looks like if it’s already finished) so that we can help you pick out the outdoor paving that is best suited to your design and style.

Whether it’s natural stone and granite or sandstone paving, natural stone paving is always the best selection if you’re wanting to create a design that will complement the home, be sympathetic to wear and age beautifully with time. If you’ve had a good look through and you’re still not sure which outdoor paving ideas are best for your place, come and talk to us. We’d love to hear from you.


Landscape Designer

Paul Bangay