A small walled garden, designed for a party loving family in Whitechapel. The property has been recently renovated and extended. Floor to ceiling windows face out from the kitchen into the garden - whilst an oriel window from the snug provides a more intimate view to the outside.
Five storey buildings tower above the garden making the space not only dark but very over looked.
Even though the space is very small I was able to divide the garden into two distinct rooms, both lit by Gregg pendant lights. The low level seating area receives dappled sun throughout the day - it’s a great place to chill in the HAY Hee Lounge Chairs. This area is directly in line with the oriel window but is obscured by a semi circular planting area filled with evergreens such as a variegated fatsia, bergenia and phormium.
The second room is the outdoor dining area. I built a pergola using SHS for to offer a little more privacy and also as hanging device for the lighting.
The Gregg pendant light, created by Ludovica & Roberto Palomba, is crafted from free-blown glass making each light unique. Two hang above the dining area and one over the HAY chairs.
Astro Mast lights are positioned on the wall of the extension whilst simple downlights run around the perimetre. All lighting areas are independently switched.
The fig tree had been left to run wild resulting in long woody stems. Even though this is not the best position for a fig the home owner loved it. I had it cut back hard and trained the remaining growth along the wall and pergola.
The floor was levelled and reclaimed bricks were laid in a herringbone pattern.
A very old Japanese maple dominates the space and had been left untouched for years.