UR­BAN OA­SIS

An in­ner-city apart­ment spills out onto a pri­vate ter­race with plenty of room to re­lax.

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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 .

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