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With imaginative design, retaining walls can be
more than an ugly necessity and can literally
bring another dimension to your garden. At this
project by Envious Landscapes, sweeping tiered
intersecting walls overcome the structural issues
associated with a heavy, awkward slope. They
also create beautiful flowing lines and three
seamlessly linked, yet separate, gardens. The
flowing lines are repeated in curved stairs that
lead to the front door as well as in a sweeping
path. Envious Landscapes 0437 784 163, www.
landscapedesignperth.com .au .
In contrast to mass-produced flooring, Antico
Luce cotto tiles from Eco Outdoor are made by
hand. A small Italian family-owned company
makes them seasonally. The kiln is blessed by a
priest then each tile is handcrafted, kiln-fired
then left to bake in the sun. At the end of the
season the priest returns to bless the kiln, which
is closed for the rest of the year. This cotto range
offers earthen tones, and hand-worked edges,
sometimes showing a fingerprint, give an aged
‘lived in’ appearance. To add to this, the tiles are
also incredibly soft underfoot. Eco Outdoor 1300
13 14 13, www.ecooutdoor.com.au.
Stone walls offer a warm, rugged look and you
can create one the easy way with stone cladding
from Eco Outdoor, as shown. It’s available in a
loose format, in various colours, and you can
work with it to achieve the look you want.
Details such as corners and capping create a
solid look and give these products the edge over
the veneers of the past. Eco Outdoor can also
recommend a professional to install it. Eco
Outdoor 1300 13 14 13, www.ecooutdoor.com.au.
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