When design meets the five senses  

sight is clearly the most important. However, here at Studio McGee we believe the sense of smell is the uncontested second. When Robin Williams’ character in Good Will Hunting questions his subordinate’s cultural wisdom, he asks, “I bet you can’t tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel.” He ponders that question because he knows that second only to Michelangelo’s extraordinary paint strokes—which anyone can read about in a book—is the feeling of having stood there on that marble and stone floor and smelt the time-worn aroma that only something of that historic caliber can produce. 

Scent has the ability to transport you unlike any other sense. We’re guessing all of you can pinpoint an aroma that lingered long after the memory. That’s why Shea McGee and the Studio McGee team chose to partner with Pura to create a line

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Picture of a frant garden with plants and hedges

Do you pay special attention to your front garden? Have you decorated it with plants or have you installed special lighting to make it more inviting?

Although it’s natural to focus more on your back garden design, since it’s generally a larger and more intimate space, your front garden plays a vital role in your home’s first impressions. Whether you have a large space in front of your home or a small driveway, creating a green and inviting front garden doesn’t have to be time consuming and expensive.

If you’re looking for a few simple design solutions that inspire you to add extra life to your front garden design, we’ve prepared our top 5 design ideas, to maximise even the smallest of front gardens and help you transform your outdoor space.

1. Adding greenery

Picture of a front garden with lots of greenery

Are you looking for a low maintenance front garden? Use evergreens or other foliage plants which

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