Modernizing Modern Design – Inspiration for Pioneering New Life

Modernizing Modern Design – Inspiration for Pioneering New Life

I’ve been spending a lot of time behinds the scenes updating old posts and cleaning things out as much as…

Garden Gallery: Contemporary Pool with a Soul

Garden Gallery: Contemporary Pool with a Soul

I think it can be be hard to imagine a garden or an outdoor living area that is completely devoid…

Regency Garden Style — Need a Little Help

Regency Garden Style — Need a Little Help

Hey, I could use some help.  I’m deep into the process of writing my book and sourcing images to accompany my words.  I…

Monday Morning Wanderlust: Monastero Santa Rosa

Monday Morning Wanderlust: Monastero Santa Rosa

I have a confession — I think I am getting on my husband’s nerves….but I can’t stop. It’s January, cold…

Daily Garden : The BBQ Herb Garden

Daily Garden : The BBQ Herb Garden

Today’s daily garden was designed by Secret Gardens of Sydney,  Australia.  This garden is just beautiful and truly a showpiece for keeping…

Water Mirror

Water Mirror

Do you ever want to just feel like a princess?  When I have those princessy feelings I generally want people…

Sweetwater Bungalows

Sweetwater Bungalows

As I plan for our next big glamping adventure (next month!)  I am daydreaming about the possibilities to make our  home garden…

Ennis House by Frank Lloyd Wright – Would You Buy It?

Ennis House by Frank Lloyd Wright – Would You Buy It?

I’m taking all sorts of inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wrights ‘Ennis House’ that resides in the Santa Monica mountains but…

Before & After: Carolyn’s Pretty Cologne Garden

Before & After: Carolyn’s Pretty Cologne Garden

Carolyn Chadwick is a master of making beautiful feminine gardens — one of my all time favorite dream gardens was…

Before & After Garden: A Brazilian Extravaganza #5

Before & After Garden: A Brazilian Extravaganza #5

Besides the refreshing pink, I am noticing a couple of great details here…. 1) The construction of the pergola –…

Isay Weinfeld Garden Style

Isay Weinfeld Garden Style

I have discovered a (new to me) designer whose style I am busy trying to absorb and study.  I suspect…

Girly Pink Pool Garden

Girly Pink Pool Garden

This garden and pool scene is so darn cheesy, girly, pinky, I can’t believe how much I kinda love it….

Garden Gallery: A Southern Garden Poolhouse

Garden Gallery: A Southern Garden Poolhouse

This pool house could make me actually want a pool.  I am lusting over the refined details and the simultaneous…

Before & After: Durrant’s Hillside Pool

Before & After: Durrant’s Hillside Pool

It’s rare that I find a good before and after by a designer that is so close to home (at…

Garden Gallery: Lauren’s Love in Every Language

Garden Gallery: Lauren’s Love in Every Language

I have total lusty garden envy this morning.  I have been checking out Lauren’s (the Garden Diva’s) beautiful (relatively) new…

Seasonal Songs: Cool Patio Pool Party

Seasonal Songs: Cool Patio Pool Party

If I still owned a record player, this four record set would already be mine…..but rather, in the digital age,…

DIY: Making an Outdoor Shower

DIY: Making an Outdoor Shower

When I saw this, I had one of those, Ah-ha moments where I wondered why I didn’t think of that….

Garden Style: Dutch Garden Design

Garden Style: Dutch Garden Design

The Dutch have always seemed (to me) to be slightly shorted when it comes to giving nationalized gardening credit.  Brits…

Garden Gallery: Israeli Golf & Leaves Garden

Garden Gallery: Israeli Golf & Leaves Garden

My son is starting to become interested in all sorts of sports (that Wii from grandma at Christmas has opened…

The Garden Pool – Converting a Pool into a Greenhouse

The Garden Pool – Converting a Pool into a Greenhouse

I’m going to come right out and say it up front — this is not a pretty yard, but I…

Garden Gallery: Sprout’s Florida Garden

Garden Gallery: Sprout’s Florida Garden

Designed for grandparents who have regularly visiting grandchildren this garden seems the perfect balance between adult sophistication and room to…

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