About Us


Quentin Owen has a fascination with biomimicry and the perfection of natures design. His company Style Council suggests a fashionable movement towards the appreciation of nature as more than a trend, but a necessity for a sustainable future.

Nathan Gorman has worked alongside Quentin over 20 years with diligence perseverance and the ability to communicate well with everyone. Nathan overcomes any obstacles placed in his path with professionalism and a great sense of humour.

Barbra Cowley assists with PR, marketing and design, she brings a feminine touch and beauty to our designs and finishes.

After nearly 3 decades of hard and soft landscaping, pool and pond construction, rock and river-stream replication, project management in South Africa, Italy and UK, Style Council is receiving international acclaim by forward thinking property developers.

  • Please view our testimonials page to read what our clients have to say about our exterior design work and management service.
  • Quentin and Nathan are available for consultations on large and small projects. See our process page to book an onsite or virtual consultation, a vision board of ideas, plan and perspective designs.
  • Book a talk on ‘Nature vs Belonging” with Quentin on The psychology of space – creating environments that nurture human potential


Style Council are founder members of the EcoRestoration Council of South Africa. We represent landscape sub-contractors aligned with the vision of creating wildlife corridors on public and private land. Our mission is to bring balance to the greater ecosystem, restore the function of wetlands and rivers, replenish  ground water and  micro-climate.  If you are a property developer interested in the benefits of natural landscaping, contact us; if you are a farmer interested in ‘green agriculture’ and eco restoration of your land to increase yeild as well as biodiversity

contact Quentin 

Here is a video of Quentin Owen and the Style Council team at an onsite meeting at Nooitgedaght Village Eco Park , a 2.3 hectare dumpsite transformed into an ecological lifestyle park:



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