Bring the Country to You
‘COUNTRY living’ is a recurring theme sought after by new home buyers, self-builders and those making home improvements. And it’s no surprise that the warmth and charm associated with ‘country-chic’ is so commonly aspired to – this theme offers timeless style and character. Many people that live in urban areas believe this style is unattainable for properties in a town setting, but that is not the case. With the landscape design possibilities available nowadays, you don’t even have to live in the country to get a sense of country living! Tobermore landscape designer and award-winning columnist, Vanessa Drew, offers some inspiration on how to achieve this: “For smaller spaces, a cottage garden can provide a cosy sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding town and the stresses of everyday life. The addition of bench seating with floral cushions and space-saving shelves for potted plants can be used to add personality and function.
“For larger spaces, a courtyard garden offers a multi-purpose area for secluded relaxation, hosting parties and provides a safe space for children to roam. Features such as shabby-chic style table and chairs for alfresco dining, wooden archways and the creation of paths are ideal for creating the courtyard look.”
Tobermore offer some beautiful paving products that evoke rustic style. These products are ideal for creating a traditional outdoor space – so Tobermore can help bring the country to you, no matter where your home is located!
If you are in need of some ideas to help you get started, pop down to Tobermore’s Paving and Walling Centre in Dublin, open from Monday – Saturday, to check out the extensive range of block paving, paving flags, walling and kerbing products available.
Visiting the centre is a valuable experience as it offers the opportunity to view the stunning product colours, textures and laying patterns available in real-life landscaped environments. Free samples are also available for you to take home.
Call 01 8437440 or visit www.tobermore.ie for more information.