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Art Nouveau Garden
Art Nouveau Garden
Room: Garden
Colours: Purple;
Style: Period Style;
Budget: High
Programme: Home Front
Designer: Diarmuid Gavin;
Feature: Wrought iron gates
Create a garden full of colour throughout the year, which takes inspiration from the Art Nouveau period. With areas to relax in and areas on display, this garden is a touch mysterious.

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Create a garden of dramatic proportions. Create levels in the design connected by stepped access. Build large structures out of concrete and paint an aubergine colour.
Create symmetrical steps to curve softly up to a raised balcony level from which to view the garden.
Below the balcony, create a secret alcove. Place a mirror at the back of this and then attach wrought iron gates to continue the Art Nouveau theme.
Pave the patio and step areas with dark blue/black slate to compliment the aubergine rendered structures.
Contrast the colour of the structures by planting fantastically theatrical flowers and foliage. Go for lavenders, lilacs and Indian bean trees along with hostas to create an altogether romantic feel garden.
  Products   Gate and railing   Brand   Wrought Iron Designs  
  Details   Flat bar curved galvanised and matt black coated wrought iron   Cost   -  
  Supplier   Wrought Iron Designs          
  Web/tel   Tel: 01372 457 458          
  Products   Flooring slate   Brand   Independent Slate Supplies  
  Details   South American; grey/ graphite   Cost   £25/ £30 per square metre  
  Supplier   Independent Slate Supplies          
  Web/tel   Tel: 01752 848 080          
  Products   Slate advice   Brand   -  
  Details   Offering design advice   Cost   -  
  Supplier   Quality Marble or the Slate Association          
  Products   Outdoor speaker cable   Brand   Connectronics  
  Details   Speakerflex 250 (2x2.5mm)   Cost   99p per metre  
  Supplier   Connectronics          
  Products   Outdoor speakers   Brand   Jamo  
  Details   A330 in black   Cost   £200 a pair or £100 per unit  
  Supplier   Jamo UK Limited          
  Products   Table   Brand   Lindsey Teak  
  Details   Aero Table, 150 cm diameter; wrought Iron and teak   Cost   £499.00  
  Supplier   Lindsey Teak          
  Products   Chairs   Brand   Lindsey Teak  
  Details   Bistro dining chairs; iron and teak   Cost   £110 each  
  Supplier   Lindsey Teak          
  Products   Paint   Brand   Dulux, Weathershield smooth masonry paint  
  Details   Plum escape; black   Cost   £19.00 for 2.5 litres  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
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