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Living The Dream with Living Style Co

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Carlie Wacker meets a company that lives for seamless and stylish transitions from the indoors-out. 

Over 12 years ago Leigh Barrett brought his dream to life in the pursuit of excellence in landscaping when he founded Living Style Co (formerly Living Style Landscapes). This is a business that transforms outdoor living spaces into works of art that focus on connecting the environment and architecture. Specialising in high end landscaping, luxury pool and structural stone masonry – you know a Living Style Co space when you see it. 

It takes a team of incredibly skilled experts to create these outcomes and receive recognition at the most coveted annual industry awards, Landscape Queensland’s Excellence Awards. 

Living Style Co was recognised as a leader in innovation and craftsmanship with their first big award in 2012 and the awards kept coming. 

In 2019 they won the Landscape Queensland Residential Landscape Construction of the Year for a project in Ilkley. Although the terrain was steep on this hillside acreage project the team created and constructed a three-sided infinity edge pool which gives the illusion of floating in bushland. The high-tech resort style pavilion serves as a state-of-the-art entertaining area with voice command controlling almost every element of the outdoor space. 

In 2021 they added to the award tally with awards including the Landscape Architect Designed category award for a Sunshine Beach property which judges said “shows attention to detail… to provide construction solutions for what is a very restricted, complex, challenging site and brief. The landscape construction sensitively compliments the context of the area and the design intent for the architecture ‘to be one with the site’. The landscape spaces clearly reflect and complement the incredible building, green roofs, and overall context. A well-considered variety of landscape textures, form and plant palette finish this project perfectly.”

In every aspect of their business Living Style Co combine their extensive knowledge of design and horticulture to create sensational and sustainable outdoor living realities for clients. 

“The team is passionate about reinventing the way we use our natural environments so that generations to come will be able to enjoy and experience the magic of our breathtaking local climate,” says Leigh.

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Carlie Wacker has worked in the media entertainment industry for over 20 years. From television to stage and radio she has been lucky enough to work her way around the whole country. Over the last 10 years she has styled and choreographed innovative fashion parades and talent shows and brings her love for fashion and entertainment as our Fashion Editor. She is also an MC, voice-over artist and radio announcer.

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