b'get a lifeAn exposed expanse of lawn on this lifestyle property cries out for some designer attention.This lifestyle property near the city is a busy home to a family with children and pets. While there are French doors leading off the old villa onto the north-facing lawn, access is not easy. The rickety timber steps lead directly on to the lawn so dirt is easily tracked inside and the lawn can easily become muddy. There is also no overhead cover.Althoughmaturetreessurroundthehouseandgarden,littleelsehasbeenplanted,and this area is very exposed to the wind.The owners would desperately like a sheltered outdoor living area, with serviceable paving underfoot. The area needs more structure and access to and from the house needs to be improved. We asked landscape designers Tania Barke and Sam Lockie to come up with a makeover scheme for the garden. While both enclosed the spaceone with tall hedging and the other with a wallthe looks are quite different. Turn the page for Tanias walled Mediterranean garden and for Sams contemporary but classic solution, complete with swimming pool. Lifeoutsideisthenamefor Stevensons new showroom. Handily placed on the corner of Gillies Ave and Eden St in the busy shopping precinctofNewmarket,Auckland, the showroom has inspiring displays ofStevensonsrangeofproducts. Frommasonryblockstopaving, styled concrete and garden edging, its all there.ReseneTopspin 101'