A roof terrace in Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge terrace

A contemporary design and outsized planters makes this small roof terrace feel inviting. The apartment is in Knightsbridge, London.

Photographer: Helen Fickling/The Interior Archive

Designer: Andy Sturgeon

Vale Garden Houses, specialists in conservatories & orangeries, make and fit single or double-glazed internal and external doors, with folding door mechanism when required,  as part of their overall conservatory design. They also have a bronze department, combining architectural bronze and seasoned timber for slim profile, long-lasting windows and doors. The conservatory shown here is painted in no.32  Tempest wood paint from Conservatory Interiors By Vale.

Encompass provide a huge range of contemporary garden accessories, including BBQs, outdoor kitchens, dining sets, chairs, tables, fire pits, hammocks, swings, loungers, parasols, planters and more. These garden chairs are by Royal Botania, and are also available in white.


Encompass also sell these planters  by the Belgian company Flora. Made in powder-coated steel, they come in many sizes, shapes and colours.

This Box Planter from Bronzino is handmade in recycled copper and zinc, and can be made in custom sizes and a range of finishes. The one shown here is 60cm square.


Leisure Plan are the UK distributors of top quality Fischer Mobel’s Adria collection.



These A-Class Textilene stacking armchairs are from Chic Alfresco , £247 each in black, silver or taupe.

Waltons, specialists in garden sheds and buildings, log cabins and fencing, also sell DIY decking kits from £59.99, with a 10 year guarantee.

Both  The Chelsea Gardener and Clifton Nurseries are one-stop shops for outdoor furniture, pots & planters and wonderful plants and trees, including mature specimens. This lovely olive tree is from The Chelsea Gardener.