This little South London roof terrace with a big view is still undergoing it’s finishing touches but we couldn’t resist sharing the photos. Our young professional client wanted to make use of an inaccessible flat roof to give her some much needed outside space and increase the value of her property. She wanted something fairly low maintenance that looked both smart and quaint, where she could entertain friends, lounge in the sun and quietly sip a morning coffee.
A new stairway from the kitchen now leads out to what can only be described as a breathtaking view of London which, unfortunately, we can not take credit for. The terrace however, consists of simple, clean lines and a mellow colour scheme, providing a sense of calm before the metropolis beyond. The bespoke storage benches deliver an area for seating friends or for lounging, as well as plenty of space to hide away extra chairs, BBQ or gardening tools. The hardwood slatted fencing, left to weather naturally, and composite decking ensure minimal maintenance.
The 3 large planters containing Choisya ‘White Dazzler’ give height and structure whilst the other potted plants – when they are all in place – will create a more cottage style, eclectic vibe around the bistro table and chairs. During the design process we discovered our client’s secret love for pink, unbeknown to her previously, so we went for a pink and white planting theme including a few hot pinks for pops of colour.
Lastly, no roof terrace, or garden in matter of fact is complete without it’s ambient lighting. We used up-lighters, spotlights and some crafty strip lighting to give the terrace some night time pizazz.
We had the pleasure of working on the build of this project with Mackenzie & Temple www.mackenzieandtemple.com