Capturing the spirit of an off-the-grid rustic retreat in the Scandinavian forest, this charcoal black A-frame makes the perfect end-of-the-garden sleeping space for guests or grownup kids returning home for the holidays.
With a rise in holiday makers hunting out unique and personal places to stay, this garden pod showcases the ease in which a small space can be turned into not only a luxurious getaway but a create the opportunity to turn my house into a profit making asset.
Black Parrots Studio
Interior designers Sarah and Alexa, are friends who share a lifetime of diverse design experience. Together they have turned their lifelong passion for interior’s and garden design into Black Parrots Studio. They offer a thoughtful approach to projects, creating personal and inspiring interiors for clients, understanding the positive impact a well designed space can have on how you live, work and feel.
Sarah Mitchenall's roots are in garden design. She ran an award-winning company, Sussex Garden, for 15 years, with clients all over the UK and Italy. In 2016, she turned her private fascination with interior design into public success when she won the BBC2’s Great Interior Design Challenge. Black Parrots Studio was launched that same year.
Alexa De Castilho, Professional Jeweller Hot 100 winner, is a trained gilder with a background in furniture, lighting and jewellery design. Her interiors ranges have been stocked in Harrods and Selfridges and her jewellery regularly features in the fashion press.
Interior Design - A Frame Pod
Our homes are more than just a place where we live and raise our family these days. They become our office, a source of income with Airb&b, as well as the disco venue for the teenagers, and a place where we make memories.
The Garden Pod has been designed as a flexible adaptable space, with the ability to transition from an office to a bedroom, balancing aesthetics, resources and function.
The jungle pattern was used to bring the outside in. Using a restricted colour pallet with this amount of pattern has elevated the pod into a stylish space with an abundance of character and depth.
Seeing our homes as a multifunctional space allows for productivity and efficiency as much as it does for mindfulness, wellbeing and rest.
A sneak peek into the making of the pod...
Things are taking shape, we can't wait to see the finished build!