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 Finale – ACTION!

Design Series Finale – ACTION!

So you’ve been following the series, dreaming of your highest and best design, getting a clear picture of the style that suits you best, and gathering up your inspirational images. Now it’s time for action! Get out and get your hands on the finest Austin has to offer… Visit Natural Gardener for pots, plants, water [...]

Pimp My Front Door

Pimp My Front Door

I am looking forward to tackling a project when my son starts back to school: I’m hoping to jazz up my home with a new front door.We live on the edge of suburbia and our house is pretty ho-hum from the outside. Nothing at the big box stores looks good to me – thoughts? As [...]

More Welcome Thoughts!

More Welcome Thoughts!

When you walk up to your front door, what is the little voice in your head saying about what you see? Unless it’s “ahh, lovely”, consider adopting one or two of these sweet little somethings to support that all important sense of welcome! More Color. It’s the easiest thing to add, possibly the least costly [...]

Welcome From the Outside In

Welcome From the Outside In

Being one of the fresh and zesty new Spark designers, this is my first post for Spark Interior Style. As Spark’s Exterior Stylist, here’s where I’d like to begin, with the idea of welcome. I’ve been thinking about it so much lately. Some homes are pretty bland at first glance, while some just look so [...]