Recently I have been really busy with the first part installation of my largest project to date! You may already know of the Mann Island Apartments, otherwise known as 'the big black angular building' which looks like a giant alien space ship that has landed in the shadow of The Three Graces. This controversial building adds to the beautiful skyline of the Liverpool waterfront. You either love it or you hate it and for me personally, I love it!
Apartment Design With An Urban Garden
Luckily I have had the chance to design a few apartments in this very building with the latest being the largest one of the entire complex - a penthouse 3 bedroom triplex apartment with two large terraces overlooking the best views of the city.
And now that the Interior is almost complete, the next stage is designing the outdoor terraces. City living in Liverpool has so many advantages ; a central location in the midst of everything you could ever need. You have the shops, bars and restaurants, the Albert Dock, museums, art galleries and the echo arena all on your doorstop. What more could you want?
Well, for me... the one thing that is missing is a garden. Most city centre apartments don't even have a balcony, let alone a terrace. But even when there is a terrace, it tends to lack life. So when discussing with my client about what we could do with the two terraces that consist of grey paving and grey solid balustrades, it made so much sense to create an Urban Garden!!
Think maintenance free astro turf, trellis, big pots and plants, wooden decking, outdoor seating, tables and chairs, all creating an outdoor heaven which is an extension of your interior living space.
I have searched through Pinterest for inspiration and found some amazing ideas of how you can make your outdoor terrace come to life!! See below for what I have found...
Hope these lovely images inspire you to create a beautiful Urban Garden retreat amidst the bustling metropolis as they will be inspiring me for the next part of my project!!