Simply, it’s a one-stop home, office and garden design store

Greg Stevens

Living Merely owner GRAHAM HOLBROOK claims the boutique retail store in Pialligo presents comprehensive interior and exterior design and style providers, including property styling, landscape consultation, layout develop and routine maintenance providers. 

Living Simply has advanced and expanded over the past 30 several years from a industrial, indoor, plant-employ corporation to today’s in depth selection of indoor-outside decorator and feature crops, decor pots, drinking water functions and backyard garden furniture.

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

Graham suggests he’s very pleased to have designers Robert Kimpton and Gary Ertl on his team, furnishing customers with their mixed knowledge of much more than 60 a long time in landscaping and interior style. 

“In conditions of the backyard garden and landscaping, Living Simply just is a just one-end store. There’s not a lot we just can’t cope with,” states Robert, who is in cost of style and design, routine maintenance and horticultural consulting. 

Getting analyzed horticulture at Melbourne College, Robert claims he has designed and created additional than 75 gardens in Victoria, right before relocating to Canberra in 2020. 

“I present landscape style and design as perfectly as a consulting provider in which I can appear out to people’s gardens and reply concerns and assist remedy the troubles they may possibly be struggling with in their gardens,” he claims. 

“Some of these difficulties may well be drainage or deciding upon the appropriate plants for a hedge. I provide a detailed report to the shopper,” he says. 

Robert says that aside from the lifestyle positive aspects of having fun with a lovely backyard, there are tangible economical gains, as well. 

“Studies have been undertaken that display that the garden of a assets can be valued as delivering up to 10 for every cent of the total home price. So it is significant for my get the job done to safe people’s investment,” he suggests. 

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

Gary states that his experienced concentrate at Residing Merely is on the interiors, both at home or the place of work, like plant use as effectively as smaller and more personal areas this kind of as balconies and courtyards. 

“A lot of my job is the trouble-fixing factor of the place. I’m constantly on the lookout at how I can evolve a area into anything attractive,” he claims. 

“Even in the cold Canberra wintertime, we drastically benefit the outside house and we will need to see the outside as significant in a dwelling as a kitchen area,” he claims. 

Gary says that around his 35 several years in design, his ethos is to keep in just the client’s spending plan and to design successfully. He says he loves operating with his shoppers to build their vision.

“My occupation is to get the client’s vision on keep track of,” suggests Gary. 

Graham suggests that at the coronary heart of everything he and the group present at Dwelling Merely is the appreciation and respect for “biophilia”, which is defined as an emotional and actual physical link in between people and character. 

“Combining point out-of-the-artwork interior design and style, landscape style and design and superior horticulture tactics, Dwelling Only meets the biophilic demands that are crucial to human wellbeing and connection,” suggests Graham. 

Residing Merely, 10 Beltana Street, Pialligo. Phone 6249 1552 or check out

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