Lawn Candy!

Sometimes the entire direction of a design can rest on a beloved object or color or fabric. Today look at this lawn candy that has me all atwitter!

Plainair.com makes this low sleek exterior sofa - white piping against the blue makes me happy!

Plain Air also makes tile surface tables - the proportions of this one are quite pleasant!

From Bov Studios: nice shape for fire pit or water feature or planting with something architectural like Horsetail.

Same planter used as a fountain - gorgeous!

Love the sculptural shape of this outdoor fireplace from Modfire - less than $600.

Do you have any lawn candy to share? Email me!

Design Series #3: Heading to the Promised Land(scape).

Design Series #3: Heading to the Promised Land(scape).

Close your eyes… picture your favorite outfit in your closet right now. What do you love about it? Color? Texture? The way it fits? It’s one way to understand your overall sense of style and head off into the promised landscape. Minimal. No muss, no fuss? Try a minimalistic approach – you may find layers [...]

Design Series: Planning for Outdoor Living

Design Series: Planning for Outdoor Living

It is absolutely frigid today in Austin! Yes, I hear you, New York, Boston and Chicago… what does Austin know about frigid, right? Well, um, okay, there isn’t any snow on the ground and spring is a lot closer for us than it is for you. The thing we have in common is this: while [...]

Shopping Trip for Holiday Gardens!

Shopping Trip for Holiday Gardens!

I buzzed into The Great Outdoors on South Congress in Austin last week to swoop up some plants for winter pots out back (fav find was artichokes – so gorgeous with their outsized silvery blue leaves) and found myself in the midst of some serious Christmas cheer. Loved this green gazing ball ($30), set like [...]

Around Town: Catalog Dreaming on Such a Holiday

Around Town: Catalog Dreaming on Such a Holiday

Everyone knows that the Pottery Barn catalog (or maybe Martha Stewart Living) sets the standard for what our holiday  entertaining would look like in an ideal world with an endless budget and an uncluttered schedule. Of course we would have a color coordinated Christmas tree instead of a mish-mash of school craft projects, hand-me-down ornaments [...]

Decorating Leftovers

Decorating Leftovers

Thanksgiving is only a few days away and everyone is in a flurry activity. I feel like I have been in a personal whirlwind the entire month of November and I have neglected to post here as I planned. But I have been cooking up content for Apartment Therapy and if you will indulge me, [...]