Most Aussies have had the pleasure of experiencing a typical Bali holiday in a private villa. It usually has a small plunge pool, a water feature and well-tended tropical gardens. I realise now that our recent clients in Beaumaris have it all figured out – you can permanently live that relaxing, luxurious holiday lifestyle with the right landscaping. Now all they need is room service! The entire rear area is paved in gorgeous blond travertine in a brick bond pattern. The boundary walls have been rendered and a stone water feature and iron decorative piece have been installed above the pool. Merbau has been used for the pool decking, bench seat and flower boxes.
All the colours and textures have been chosen to complement one another. The pebble sideway with travertine steppers and exotic grasses has been designed so the utilities and pool equipment are easily accessible, whilst still looking stylish. The fences have been painted a dark grey and a decorative screen hides away the boring ugly stuff like bins and air-conditioning units. The electric blue pool, the vibrant green Ficus ‘Hillii’ manicured trees and brightly coloured coverage plants all work so well to pop against the pale palette of the walls and paving. A strategically placed garden lighting system makes everything come life at night, making it absurd not to take full advantage of having your own private villa landscape right outside your back door!