Q&A with Amy Davies Pereira of Little House in London
Lifestyle and interior blogger Amy Davies Pereira of the “Little House in London,” recently completed a garden deck remodel using Trex Transcend® decking in Island Mist. Amy shares her redesign choices and why eco-friendly Trex decking was the obvious choice for her outdoor space.
We’d been looking at composite decking for a while, having had a wooden deck that badly rotted. I liked the ethos of the Trex brand. The eco-friendly benefits were a big pull toward the company.
My only worry was that it would be slippery, but I’m pleased to say it isn’t.
I chose the Transcend range in Island Mist because I love the way the wood-like grain has a gradient colour throughout the boards – adding depth and warmth to the look and feel of my deck.
I used the online calculator, which a great tool to give you a ballpark on price. I found the Trex website to be a great resource with lots of information on all aspects of building a deck – from planning and products to design and installation.
I worked with Browns Landscaping, a Platinum TrexPro Platinum contractor, and they were amazing. It was a really smooth build from start to finish. I definitely give them a five-star review!
So many benefits! The fact that it’s eco-friendly, the longevity of the product, the Trex Protect joist tape to extend the life of the substructure, the smooth building process with a TrexPro team and the excellent finish.
I use it every day! I am often in my garden. Plus, I have a seating area that serves as a lovely spot for friends and family to enjoy.
The colour, Island Mist, is my favourite feature of my deck. I adore the varied tones of grey and the beautiful, modern effect that it gives.
Mark out the area with string and imagine yourself using the area for a few days to get a good idea of whether the space is right for you. Also, think about softening at straight edges with plants and flowers, as this has been a wonderful décor approach on our new Trex deck.