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

Melissa Bradford

Dwelling Just operator GRAHAM HOLBROOK says the boutique retail store in Pialligo presents total interior and exterior structure companies, such as residence styling, landscape consultation, design create and upkeep solutions. 

Living Basically has developed and expanded over the earlier 30 years from a industrial, indoor, plant-seek the services of company to today’s extensive choice of indoor-outdoor decorator and aspect vegetation, decor pots, water attributes and garden home furnishings.

From still left, interior designer Gary Ertl, operator Graham Holbrook and landscape designer Robert Kimpton.

Graham says he’s happy to have designers Robert Kimpton and Gary Ertl on his workforce, providing clientele with their combined know-how of additional than 60 decades in landscaping and inside style and design. 

“In phrases of the garden and landscaping, Residing Merely is a a person-prevent store. There is not a great deal we can’t manage,” claims Robert, who is in demand of style, upkeep and horticultural consulting. 

Getting analyzed horticulture at Melbourne University, Robert claims he has intended and created extra than 75 gardens in Victoria, ahead of relocating to Canberra in 2020. 

“I give landscape design and style as effectively as a consulting service in which I can come out to people’s gardens and answer thoughts and support solve the concerns they might be facing in their gardens,” he states. 

“Some of these troubles could be drainage or choosing the ideal vegetation for a hedge. I deliver a extensive report to the customer,” he claims. 

Robert suggests that aside from the way of living positive aspects of making the most of a attractive backyard, there are tangible economic gains, as well. 

“Studies have been carried out that show that the garden of a property can be valued as supplying up to 10 for each cent of the whole house value. So it is vital for my do the job to safe people’s investment decision,” he states. 

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

Gary claims that his skilled emphasis at Dwelling Only is on the interiors, possibly at house or the office, like plant retain the services of as nicely as more compact and far more personal spaces these types of as balconies and courtyards. 

“A whole lot of my purpose is the trouble-resolving factor of the room. I’m usually searching at how I can evolve a house into something gorgeous,” he states. 

“Even in the cold Canberra wintertime, we considerably value the outdoor space and we have to have to see the outside as essential in a property as a kitchen,” he claims. 

Gary suggests that more than his 35 decades in design, his ethos is to stay in the client’s budget and to style efficiently. He states he loves doing the job with his purchasers to create their vision.

“My career is to get the client’s eyesight on monitor,” states Gary. 

Graham claims that at the coronary heart of all the things he and the group supply at Living Only is the appreciation and respect for “biophilia”, which is defined as an psychological and physical link between individuals and character. 

“Combining point out-of-the-art interior design and style, landscape design and state-of-the-art horticulture techniques, Residing Simply fulfills the biophilic requirements that are critical to human wellbeing and relationship,” claims Graham. 

Living Just, 10 Beltana Street, Pialligo. Connect with 6249 1552 or visit

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