Materials And Color
Material and color choice are obviously important factors in the design of your landscaping feature walls.
You want to choose a material that is durable, long-lasting and weathers well in Dubai’s climate. It should also be easy to maintain and should reflect the overall design aesthetic of the house and the surrounding landscaping elements.
Wood and stone are two of the most popular choices for garden walls. Stone has a solid, earthy feel that complements more traditional homes. However, clean-cut stone clad walls can also be a modern accessory in more contemporary homes.
Wood is one of my personal favourites as it is so versatile and can be easily maintained with a yearly coat of polish. It is warm and we can use it with a variety of other materials for a modern, contemporary or traditional look.
We have also used porcelain, marble, travertine and granite for feature wall designs in some of our gardens. For a more modern look, large slabs can be cut into different shapes and sizes to clad a feature wall, giving it a clean, minimal look.
Colors affect mood and vibe. We generally prefer neutral earthy tones that can be offset by the vibrant colors of the soft planting.