Why do we find the sound of running water soothing, a bouquet of
flowers uplifting or a large tree captivating? Our ancient ancestors
knew that a running stream signaled clean water, flowers heralded fruit
and large trees provided a strategic advantage. Together, these and
other landscape elements indicated a safe, nurturing habitat.
still prefer landscapes that offer a healthy environment and support a
feeling of deep psychological and physiological well-being. A modern
restorative garden draws from these life-supporting surroundings to
bring a sense of calm to public spaces and private residences. Find
inspiration to instill peace and serenity in your world from these
examples of healing gardens.
Maybe you look at your backyard with bewilderment because it is such a disorganised mess. You are not alone; we have all been there at one time, or another. The difficult part is knowing where to start. It all looks so easy on garden makeover programs, but it is not that straightforward in reality. When you stand with your spade in hand, you realise that the first step is the hardest. Read more
The retro revival is in full swing. But, going for vintage pieces of furniture within the home doesn’t mean that you have to stick to old furniture. Incorporating a modern twist in your beautiful home is interior design 101. In fact, there are some thoroughly modern pieces of furniture that you can use in your house and make it look simply stunning. Read more
The Otter Cove Residence designed by Sagan Piechota Architecture is partially underground. It features a courtyard and shields it away from outside views. Check out the open concept living space below: Read more