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Some use them to cover unsightly walls, to create fencing and screening, or to provide air and noise filtration; others use them to improve thermal insulation
or to cultivate their own herb and vegetable gardens. Whatever the reason, the vertical garden is becoming increasingly popular in both residential and
commercial properties. The Cityforest Greenwall Modular System is a low water-use, long-lasting, and affordable option. Panels are available in kit form for
quick and easy installation, so that you can enjoy a greener space to live in sooner. WaterGarden Warehouse (08) 9443 7993, www.watergardenwarehouse.com .au .
CARVED IN STONE
Continuity from the interior of a home to
the alfresco area has become a major focus
of contemporary design, and natural stone
is a preferred choice in facilitating the trend.
In this Giorgi Exclusive Homes residence,
playful variations in surfaces see the
use of two key materials. In the driveway
(far left), square Bernini ‘Flamed Nefertiti’
basalt cobbles are tightly spaced to give a sharply
defined appearance. Chiseled basalt has been used
to pave around the tree, while the material also
extends into the home in a honed finish. Light in
colour, contrasting Carrara marble features subtle
veins and offers a muted white-grey homogenous
look. Internally the marble is honed, but outside
(pictured), a brushed texture adds a non-slip
effect, as well as a degree of informality.
Bernini (08) 9388 1193, www.bernini.com.au.
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