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

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

LIVING Merely has developed and expanded over the previous 30 years from a industrial, indoor, plant-hire firm to immediately’s complete collection of indoor-outdoor decorator and have crops, 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 crew, offering purchasers with their mixed experience of greater than 60 years in landscaping and inside design. 

“When it comes to the backyard and landscaping, Residing Merely is a one-stop store. There’s not a lot we will’t deal with,” says Robert, who’s accountable for 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 wherein I can come out to folks’s gardens and reply questions and assist remedy the problems they is likely to be going through of their gardens,” he says. 

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

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

“Research have been undertaken that present that the backyard of a property could be valued as offering as much as 10 per cent of the full property worth. So it’s vital 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 house or the workplace, together with plant rent in addition to smaller and extra intimate areas corresponding to balconies and courtyards. 

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

“Even within the chilly Canberra winter, we tremendously worth the out of doors area and we have to see the outside as vital in a house as a kitchen,” he says. 

Gary says that over his 35 years in design, his ethos is to remain inside 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 observe,” says Gary. 

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

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

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

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Ian Meikle, editor