A contact of sculpture — observe the varied whimsical figures standing, sitting, and posed as if searching on the ocean — in addition to native grasses, wooden seating areas, and distinctive use of mosaics improve this New Zealand panorama setting by Anthony Paul Landscape Design. Paul explains, “These windy gardens on the prime of North Island are designed round textures and surfaces,” and so they’re; an particularly lovely textural impact comes from the mixtures of blue and white stone, the round blue “moats,” and the hardy geometric plantings in what the designer calls a “checkerboard terrace” mere steps down from the house’s expansive glass doorways. Echoing the rugged great thing about the shoreline, the statues are summary and stippled, with a lot the identical visible curiosity because the weathered rock.
Another key textural ingredient right here is grass, and plenty of it. As the designer continues: “Even as a toddler rising up in New Zealand, native grasses have been my ardour… they nonetheless are. Grasses are positioned on the highest of stone partitions and in addition fill pots specifically designed for the backyard.” The exuberant colours of those grasses play off the pale terra-cotta of a solar terrace and even improve a pond. By distinction, the clear glass fringe of the infinity pool invitations the flamboyant of swimming out to sea, unencumbered by something on land…and that straightforward-going spirit carries by way of to the low-upkeep backyard of succulents and different desert crops, mulched with coloured gravel. With its water-crammed “moats” giving the house a “citadel” really feel, this can be a good mixture of untamed magnificence and punctiliously tailor-made type, courtesy of New Zealand native Anthony Paul.