The customer had a city property with a small backyard which was uninspiring and not ideal for entertaining with friends. The brief was to design a city garden which was low maintenance, have a modern contemporary look with detail in the finish. A space to enjoy with friends and family which looked good and had built in seating. Garden furniture is rarely attractive and designed with love! The design incorporated sawn and polished sandstone pavers with integrated built in seating. With modern garden design, it’s best practice to keep to clean slick lines and a high finish. The best result always involves simple clean design and adding finishing touches such as inset lights into the black slate. It’s amazing what you can do with a small city backyard, they often lend themselves to great entertaining spaces. The secret is in good contemporary design is integrating the functionality to remove the clutter.