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greencube's studio

We've outgrown our current office and needed more space, to get more organised, feel inspired and enjoy lots of natural light within a garden setting to encourage creativity.

We are a week away from moving in and we can't wait.....

I have converted what was a very 'poorly' double garage with single skin brick work, rotten window, a brick pier that was nearly falling down and old asbestos sheet roof and given it a total makeover.

I designed the materials, windows and layout and we had a great carpenter and general builders courtesy of Bashford and Ball Builders Ltd and a zinc roofing company - Bell Zinc Ltd who bent the zinc panels into an amazing piece of sculptural roofing, a very skilled job and it looks great with the windows.

and of course my husband who painted the internal plasterwork and laid the wooden floor. thank you x

Our new studio is almost ready, clad in western red cedar with cedar details around grey windows and doors, 3 frameless roof lights, a large picture window and a zinc roof.

We have installed  a pure raindrop water butt by Elho , positioned right next to the kitchen garden. We found this product last year in a design competition and now it is being manufactured and distributed all over Europe. I saw it at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. Its a very creative way to capturing water and beats the old green ugly plastic butts. The jug fills with water first then the butt then any excess flows down the drainpipe.

We are having a moodboard wall, pictures of greencube's work and favourite plant photos all printed on canvas to inspire. I have chosen Kartell's Fly pendant lamp's for a bold lighting statement.

What's looking good in greencube's garden

We are loving the Helenium's, bold and bright

We are also enjoying the white border with Leucanthemum (grown from seed) Hydrangea macro 'Madame Emile Mouillere', Camomile mixed with Stipa gigantea and structural box cubes, it has a very naturalistic look.


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