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Garden design trends / 2018 edition

Edible gardens

Herbs and small tomatoes can be planted in containers which is ideal for smaller gardens and couryards. If your garden is large you can go ahead and plan a vegetable garden, which would be ideally located near the kitchen for easy access to your fresh produce. Get the kids involved too and make it fun for them by letting them choose a product each to grow, water and feed. Take them shopping with you and don’t forget to buy them their own garden tools and garden gloves, it’ll get them more excited and keen to start. It’s a great project for the school holidays! And if you need extra help getting started there are lots of helpful books available on the market. Here are some of our favourite titles:

The little veggie patch co. (Capomolla, Pember); Edible garden design (Jamie Durie); 1-minute gardener (M. Pember, F. Capomolla); The little veggie patch co.’s guide to backyard farming (Capomolla, Pember); Growing food the Italian way (Capomolla).

Colour and foliage

We love bright flowers in the garden, they always look striking against the greenery and look pretty in  garden beds. To achieve a more interesting look select both hardy plants (such as succulents and hydrangeas) and delicate plants (such as wisteria), layer them with foliage for a more tropical look – it’ll help you create a more appealing setting in your garden.

 Outdoor furniture and pots

A selection of pots and containers in different sizes will add depth to your garden. Don’t forget a small outdoor table and chairs for those lazy Sunday mornings… A small trolley is also useful when entertaining, it’ll make it easier to wheel drinks and food out to your guests.


Last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas

If you are looking for a last minute gift for that special lady in your life we have a small selection of beautiful feather headdresses, bespoke letterpress greeting cards and wrapping paper + a few copies of the best seller “Adore” book by Loni Parker. They are all available to buy at our Wahroonga studio.

We are also proud stockists of the gorgeous handmade + hand painted pots made in Melbourne by the amazing mother and daughter team On the side. Check out their great range here.

For more info you can head to our online store or contact us on 9487 8646.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Until next time,

From The Caldesign team

Recently completed projects / interiors

A lot of our projects are labour of love and take years to be completed. When they do come to an end we do like to keep in touch with our clients – a lot of times we will be re-engaged for stage 2 or a new project. When that happens it’s pure bliss.

Here are a few snapshots of a recently completed project – from our interior design team.

Stay tuned, more are coming.

Wallpaper – Porters original paints; Custom made table and lounge original finish; Fabrics Osborne and Little; Lounge and ottoman re-upholstery by Original finish; all new joinery was designed by Claudia Lane, built by Mika Feather. Builder: Adam Killiby of Big build construction.

Thanks to our lovely clients Rob and Kerry for the photos.


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