Landscape Design: Making A Mark

Clever design elements combine to create an entertainer’s dream space

Living Environs is an innovative company based in Cottesloe, Western Australia. It specialises in creative projects that deliver aesthetically pleasing and functional outdoor entertaining and pool areas to suit a wide range of residential and commercial clients.

Sam Keats, founder of Living Environs, offers a start-to-finish service that he believes is unique. The benefit of having one company design, construct and manage every aspect of an outdoor project is that it ensures the outcome will be achieved in the most organised and efficient way — with minimal stress to the client. Sam is also committed to providing a high standard of workmanship, excellent results and superlative customer service.

The project featured here — a contemporary entertaining area with an inviting pool — is just one example of what Sam and the Living Environs’ team can achieve. This amazingly designed space is a combination of modern opulence and functionality, with every aspect having a purpose that adds value to the space as a whole.

Of stunning design, the concrete pool incorporates an in-built spa. The pool area flows seamlessly into the outdoor kitchen/eating area, which is ideal for entertaining family and friends.
The outdoor kitchen uses only the highest-quality materials and fixtures, such as the CaesarStone benchtops and the white cabinetry. The benchtops and cabinetry mimic that of the home’s internal kitchen, the crisp white giving the space a clean, contemporary look and a sense of connection with the home’s interior. Near to the outdoor kitchen is a stainless-steel pizza oven with a roomy CaesarStone benchtop.

The pool utilises the latest technology, such as Hurlcon gas heating and filtration, to ensure it is as self-efficient and easy to maintain as possible. The pool and spa equipment is cleverly hidden away and a glass safety fence has been installed, which allows an unobstructed view throughout the garden.

The pool surrounds are predominantly limestone, with timber and brick accents adding a modern twist to the organic palette. This contrasts beautifully with the vivid Blue Rainbow Quartz interior finish of the pool and space, also with the two feature wall panels clad in red Italian mosaic tiles. These accent walls add an artistic flourish and break up the neutral tones.

Although a young company, Living Environs is making its mark within the pool and landscape industries, as this modern, multi-functional project amply proves.
Project details

Landscape design and project management by Living Environs
Suite 5, Cottesloe Chambers, 136 Railway Street, Cottesloe WA 6010
Phone 1300 583 670
Mobile 0400 500 820

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When I stepped into the showroom, I felt like I was in Provence. The scent of lavender and the sound of running water from the antique limestone fountain along with the incredible selection of French garden antiques were really impressive. If you are looking for very large garden ornaments, French planters, etc. this is the showroom to visit. A total of 15,000 square feet of the most incredible French garden antiques, French limestone fountains, fireplace mantels and the most selective collection of planters from France with immediate availability. Each piece feels real, the atmosphere is so calming and rural. A true and unique gem to be found in West Palm Beach! Their website is