A Fabulous Garden Design Destination Hotel in Austin Texas: Hotel St. Cecilia

The Hotel St. Cecelia in Austin, Texas has recieved some pretty good press for its design since opening last year. Happily when I stumbled upon it and started snooping around via the internet, I learned that the exciting design isn’t just inside. Mark Ward and his landscape design team did a good job on the exterior too. The style is completely eclectic, and there many things to be inspired by.

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Image by Carolina Eclectic

I am thinking this must be the before picture of the pool?  Or perhaps the pre-accessories,  I have to say, I prefer the pool area after the addition of the red bean bag furniture and the Soul sign. It gives all a bit more interest.   What do you think?

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pool at the st cecilia hotel autin texas
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This might be my favorite picture…that blue is one of my most favorite colors (I painted my wicker porch furniture this color) and I love how the chevron black and white tile goes right from the inside to the outside.

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porch at st ceclia hotel austin texas

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This is a great effect, I immediately thought of koi in a pond.  Such a clever effect for an elevated porch.  It absolutely gives me the impression that the creator if this property is clever and full of surprises that I would enjoy checking out.


Image by Carolina Eclectic

fire pit at st cecilia hotel autsin texas

Image by Carolina Eclectic

A check at Tripadvisor gives the hotel rave reviews.  If you are interested in learning more, Carolina Eclectic has a few more great shots at her flickr site and blog.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. how it grows on September 7, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    It looks like a pretty nice hotel although I’m not crazy about the bamboo. Alas, there is little hope of ever seeing something like this in my neck of the woods.

  2. bumfuzzled on September 7, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Cool digs…but they are a little too proud of themselves at $675 per night. Austin’s cool, not that cool.

  3. danielle shelton on September 7, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    I find myself extremely fortunate to have found your blog. It is thoughtful and insightful and I believe gives me the tools to create a great outdoor space for me and my family. Because I enjoy your blog so much I have provided a showcase for it in my own blog http://blogrevue.wordpress.com, because I feel that more persons should be exposed to your good work and insight. Thank you for all your effort!

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