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Before & After: James’ Paddington Pad

james alexander sinclair paddington london garden design

From dumpsters and car parks to an urban oasis, this first before and after was designed by James Alexander Sinclair.  It is such an extraordinary transformation of a London Town garden that I had to double check the before pictures to make sure James wasn’t fooling with us and it really was the same place.

james alexander sinclair paddington london garden design before and after

james alexander sinclair paddington london garden design before and after

James cleverly uses a great designer trick to make small spaces feel larger.  That is to make the lines of the garden as long as possible by going at an angle rather than square to the walls or boundaries.  Diagonal lines are more dynamic and  lead your eye to longest views making the whole space seem larger.  Click through to see more the design details including the vertical slat cedar fence and the water feature lighting.

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