An inner-city apartment spills out onto a private terrace with plenty of room to relax.
An inner-city balcony is transformed into an entertainer’s paradise.
BUILT FOR PRIVACY, this 32-sq-m area is completely undercover, with white curtains that can run across the length. The owner, financial planner Susan, wanted it to look inviting and harmonious.
Adam designed a built-in, upholstered seat on one side and created interest above it with a metal screen from Garden Life. The vine he’s trailed up the screen will eventually cover it in flowers and foliage, adding to the mix of plants in variously sized pots throughout.
To finish, Adam took the existing modern-classic Moroccan style and gave it a French flavour with well-chosen accessories that suit the silver travertine floor and new concrete-topped table.
ACCESSORIES ARE KEY to this design. Susan already had a small marbletopped table with metal legs so Adam took his cue from that with the nearby metal mirror and brass hurricane lamp. Most of the pots are white stone or polished concrete (from Adam’s own accessory collection) and there’s wood in items such as the large candle bowl. The overall palette is tonal, with a few blue touches. The heroes are the plants that thrive in shade, from slender-leafed irises to groundcovers and ferns.
“Texture and shadows in the screen create plenty of interest.”
On reflection Adam chose a black metalframed mirror from Parterre.
Cushy seat The built-in seat with Adam Robinson Design cushions is super comfy.
Natural charm Native climber Pandorea jasminoides has a way to go. GREAT IDEA Trailing vines onto a screen.
Pot life Strelitzia nicolai (left) and a bird’s-nest fern. GREAT IDEA Double up on plants with a mirror.
Just add... Homewares from The Design Hunter.
Table tops Concrete and marble look great together .