Merely, it’s a one-stop dwelling, workplace and backyard design retailer

Residing Merely proprietor GRAHAM HOLBROOK says the boutique retail retailer in Pialligo provides full inside and exterior design providers, together with property styling, panorama session, design construct and upkeep providers. 

LIVING Merely has developed and expanded over the previous 30 years from a business, indoor, plant-hire firm to right now’s complete collection of indoor-outdoor decorator and have vegetation, decor pots, water options and backyard furnishings.

From left, inside designer Gary Ertl, proprietor Graham Holbrook and panorama designer Robert Kimpton.

Graham says he’s proud to have designers Robert Kimpton and Gary Ertl on his workforce, offering purchasers with their mixed experience of greater than 60 years in landscaping and inside design. 

“By way of the backyard and landscaping, Residing Merely is a one-stop store. There’s not a lot we are able to’t deal with,” says Robert, who’s in control of design, upkeep and horticultural consulting. 

Having studied horticulture at Melbourne College, Robert says he has designed and constructed greater than 75 gardens in Victoria, earlier than relocating to Canberra in 2020. 

“I supply panorama design in addition to a consulting service by which I can come out to folks’s gardens and reply questions and assist clear up the problems they is perhaps dealing with of their gardens,” he says. 

“A few of these points is perhaps drainage or selecting the best vegetation for a hedge. I present a complete report back to the shopper,” he says. 

Robert says that other than the approach to life advantages of having fun with an exquisite backyard, there are tangible monetary advantages, too. 

“Research have been undertaken that present that the backyard of a property may be valued as offering as much as 10 per cent of the entire property worth. So it’s essential for my work to safe folks’s funding,” he says. 

Inside and exterior designer Gary Ertl moved to Canberra this 12 months, and brings a wealth of expertise from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and London. 

Gary says that his skilled focus at Residing Merely is on the interiors, both at dwelling or the workplace, together with plant rent in addition to smaller and extra intimate areas akin to balconies and courtyards. 

“A variety of my position is the problem-solving side of the house. I’m at all times how I can evolve an area into one thing lovely,” he says. 

“Even within the chilly Canberra winter, we drastically worth the outside house and we have to see the outside as essential in a house as a kitchen,” he says. 

Gary says that over his 35 years in design, his ethos is to remain throughout the shopper’s finances and to design effectively. He says he loves working along with his purchasers to create their imaginative and prescient.

“My job is to get the shopper’s imaginative and prescient on monitor,” says Gary. 

Graham says that on the coronary heart of all the pieces he and the workforce supply at Residing Merely is the appreciation and respect for “biophilia”, which is outlined as an emotional and bodily connection between people and nature. 

“Combining state-of-the-art inside design, panorama design and superior horticulture practices, Residing Merely meets the biophilic wants which can be important to human wellbeing and connection,” says Graham. 

Residing Merely, 10 Beltana Highway, Pialligo. Name 6249 1552 or go to

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Ian Meikle, editor

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