Instagram Inspiration

February 18, 2020
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We’re delighted to have had the chance to work with such influential Instagrammers and bloggers over the last few years and we love to see how they’ve incorporated our products into their projects and designs.

We need inspiration? We hit Instagram, and these guys give us serious garden envy!

side by side

We had the pleasure of teaming up with Chelsea to transform her mature Country Garden into a sleek and modern oasis. After years of having a high maintenance garden she wanted the exact opposite; grass to mow and a handful of plants to keep nice, space to have dinner outside when the weather was nice, a useable area to have friends and family round for parties and just generally an all round relaxing area for the Summer. She wanted a garden that was an extension of her beautifully design interior, simple and stylish with clean lines and a monochromatic colour palette.

Chelsea had found her perfect tiles for the path and this is where we stepped in! This is the look she was going for…

House That Black Built scottish 20-30 side path inspo
Have you seen our Scottish range? We’ve got this!

Chelsea chose our Scottish Cobbles 30-50mm to recreate this pathway. The larger size with the chunky slab pathway creates a stunning effect. The Scottish Cobbles and slab pathway will lead down the side of the house from the front to back. Here are some work in progress photos from Chelseas project!

side by side progress

And the finished pathway?

out building and side of wall side by side

After 4 years in their new home, Olivia wanted to transform the back garden into an absolutely stunning haven, a far cry from the concrete, sheds and fences from the previous owners dog kennels business which blocked the view of the gorgeous open country fields beyond.

before shot

Her inspiration came from clean modern lines and shapes, soft pastel shades and natural textures, so the first job was to shift all the rubble and poor quality topsoil and prep the areas ready for the makeover. The split level with worn brick work and modern ponds make up the top level of the garden with the lawn and pergola section to the bottom. If soft pastel colours and natural textures are what you’re looking for, then our Cotswold is the perfect answer!

split levels

The soft buff tones of the Cotswold Chippings 20mm look fantastic carried on down the side of the house and the contrast between the black seed tray frame is so striking!

cots side gravel 3 images

Olivia has continued the pastel theme with her choice of soft comfy outdooor seating, which works so well with the Cotswold Chippings 20mm.

soft seating

And if that wasn’t enough to make you jealous, this is without a doubt the highlight of the whole transformation….an outdoor cinema!

3 image outdoor cinema

This is a huge project. Huge. Not only has Frances transformed her garden, but she’s transformed the entire look and shape of the back of her house. Just check out the before shot below!

before shot

Frances was looking to transform her house into a sleek and modern home with a garden to match. The project began by extending the back of the property to create a huge kitchen diner/family room with wall to wall views of the garden leading out onto a patio/entertaining area.

working progress all 3

Once the extension was complete, it was time to move onto the garden. This is where our wonderful Scottish Pebbles 20-30mm enter the equation! We like your way of thinking Frances! The muted colours look incredible against the stark white rendering of the house. As I’m sure is the case with a lot of projects, you don’t always realise how much you’ll need and you always end up needing more!

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Never fear, we’re here to help! And soon had another bulk bag on it’s way to Frances so the project could be completed.

Frances Rose Insta Story pebbles delivered

And finally, after all the hard work, the project is complete, looking absolutely fabulous by day and night. We love it when a plan comes together.

day and night

The beautiful border was created using our Cotswold Chippings 20mm.


Our Cotswold Chippings 20mm look great as a decorative border at Sams house! The crisp colour compliments the refreshed paint work beautifully!


We love how Katie has incorporated our Cotswold Chippings 20mm into her raised entertaining area, and the monochrome contrast between the pale chippings and dark painted woodwork looks incredible!

Katie SuffolkTownHouse side by side


For more images and information, check out each Instagram page or call us on 0330 058 5068 or email! Have you used any of our products in your projects? Then let us know!

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