Hello, we are Ivana and Lukas, the duo behind “A Room in the Garden” – creating outdoor living spaces with love, imagination, and precision.

We met in 2015, bonding over a shared passion for beauty, quality, and innovation. After renovating our own outdoor space we received a great response from friends. And A Room in the Garden was born.

With a Fashion degree from Florence, Ivana lends aesthetic flair and considers lifestyle needs, while Lukas, with his degree in architecture from Warsaw, grounds our gardens and buildings with clean Polish contemporary lines. Our complementary skill set and focus on client collaboration enable us to bring your perfect garden room to life.

Our goal is simple – functional spaces alive with personality.

We sincerely enjoy realizing outdoor visions and would be delighted to make your garden dreams a reality. Please reach out to discuss your vision!


At A Room in the Garden, our shared ethos comes before all else.

Care: Our team cares deeply about people – whether they are employees, partners, or customers. We build relationships through compassion and respect, which multiplies mutual benefits.

Passion: Our enthusiasm drives meticulous work and going the extra mile for customers. It’s visible in probing conversations to meet needs and remarkably crafted products that bring collaborators true joy.

Innovation: We foster a culture of innovative thinking, spurring novel solutions and continuous improvement. This drives us to constantly enhance, adapt, think out of the box and stay on the cutting edge, empowering our team to turn ambitious visions into realities customers can trust.

Integrity: Integrity binds our word to honest, consistent actions. We walk the talk with transparency and high ethics, establishing bonds of trust – the bedrock enabling fruitful long-term partnerships.

Those values form the foundation of everything we do, intrinsically guiding each new design and client relationship we cultivate.


Ivana Cavallo

Superpower: understanding clients and breaking straight lines
Favourite food: melanzane alla parmigiana
Biggest wish: to go everywhere and experience the beautiful world

Martin Graczyk

Superpower: making dreams come true
Favourite food: chicken casserole
Biggest wish: to visit every continent

Kat Valcheva

Superpower: turning astonishing ideas into easily understood plans
Favourite food: crepes with fig jam
Biggest wish: touch the deepest trenches of the ocean

Lukas Brzozowski

Superpower: making the impossible possible
Favourite food: black forest gateau
Biggest wish: an app that records my dreams


It all started on a beautiful warm evening with a glass of wine and a very innocent joke, back in June 2017

And now here we are! That joke became a dream and the dream became reality. A few years down the line we still look at our story and find it amazing how one little thing can change so much.

So, my husband and I live in a lovely flat in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex. Although it’s not very common for a first-floor flat, we have a decent sized garden. Unfortunately, for a long time we denied it care and attention. The grass grew ever higher, and the small shed that sat in the corner was so full of stuff that we gave up getting things out of it! The garden was unloved and rarely used.

One day, we decided to go for it and started our ‘grand garden design’.

After clearing the garden, which revealed its real size, we could see how much better we could use the available space. It was time to search for a new shed, the thing that would keep our new space practical and tidy.

We browsed the internet to see what was out there, but we couldn’t really find what we were looking for. They were too small, too big. Not the right shape. If only it had the roof like this or the doors opened that way… None of them seemed to answer all our needs and wants.

We decided to take the matter into our own hands and designed our perfect garden storage room

Lukas’ Architecture studies and construction experience became very handy when it was time to jot down our ideas. My fashion degree and practicality meant I had a lot to add too.

We went through so many different scenarios. We changed the size, shape, location, materials… but eventually, we designed our own perfect storage room! Exactly what we needed, exactly how we wanted it. No compromise, it was our room in the garden.

And then it was time to build!

So we turned to a great team of builders who were refurbishing our flat at the time. We asked if they could build it and luckily they said yes. We got involved too and actually helped a lot.

We were blown away by the result which had been so much fun to design and complete. One evening, while sitting on our new decking, admiring this ‘grand garden design’, Lukas said, “We should quit everything and start a shed company – bespoke garden offices and summer houses. That sort of thing.”
A few seconds of silence followed, then we looked each other. Something just felt right about it. I said “Yes. I think we should!”

A Room in the Garden was born and today here we are.


A Room in the Garden changed and grew a lot from the moment we started. From husband and wife plus two builders it turned into a few people working full time, and several builders working to complete all of the projects.

From our office on a high street in Hove we keep overseeing the operation of building amazing garden rooms for clients all over the country. With orders from Cornwall, Peak District and all over South East we make countless miles and deliver smiles to many families each year.

In a short space of time we have become known for bespoke, very unique structures, which not many companies can deliver. Top it all up with unrivalled quality of finish and customer service, and it is not surprising why we are one of ‘10 Companies to Know When Creating A Garden Room‘ in the UK.


We can try convince you as much as we want, but instead of that take a look at some of our testimonial videos we’ve recorder with our amazing clients. You can see what we have done for them, what they thing about their new garden rooms and their experience of working with A Room in the Garden.