Hello from Boston! Dave is running the Boston Marathon on Monday and I am writing to you from an Air Bnb apartment at the top floor of a Boston row house. It comes with 2 resident cats, lots of art, games and the sounds of the city. It does not come with a porch to hang chairs on.… Continue reading 7 Stylish Hanging Chairs for Porch Sittin’ Season
Let your backyard speak for itself and go modern and minimal with your outdoor furnishings. Think clean lines and classic pieces that are made to last. Save your money and avoid the clutter that's marketed for outdoor consumption - do you really need all those brightly colored throw pillows, the outdoor rug and the solar… Continue reading 15 Modern Outdoor Living Spaces to Inspire You
Trying to pretend you can live outdoors year round in Colorado is a bit of a tough one, but I do know lots of people that try. "Outdoor sitting" (a sport I'm quite good at) is a short season here, with a random beautiful week in February thrown in sometimes as a bonus, and I do like… Continue reading Outdoor Living: 5 Stylish Indoor/Outdoor Rugs
I was interviewed last month for an short article on patio design for Colorado Homes & Lifestyles. It went up online recently and I though I would share it with you this week in case you missed it! The bottom line is, if you don't have much of a budget this year for your patio… Continue reading Patio Design Advice from 2 Colorado Designers
Dark colors for exteriors are back in style and they are increasingly cropping up as a backdrop for gardens and patios. The dark background does something magical to whatever is placed in front of it. The greens of grasses, trees and shrubs look greener and any bit of color you place in the environment pops. It's interesting… Continue reading The Power of Black in the Garden: 7 outdoor spaces that prove that Black is back
Weather in Colorado has been amazing! Here's 10 gorgeous garden sheds to get you inspired for Spring!
I've always liked hanging plants and I'm delighted that they're back in style again. I think because they were so prevalent in the 60's and 70's and tended to be a little beaded and macramé-d up that they kind of have a hippy connotation for most people. Think of a hanging plant as adding a… Continue reading Up Your Bohemian Vibe: Five Striking Plants to Consider Hanging Indoors
It's time to tromp out in the yard and start clipping - bring the branches in, crack the stems open a bit and place them in some warm water for a bit of early Spring happiness in a vase. My daughter and I have the annual avocado pit in a glass jar underway: We also… Continue reading Getting Nature Indoors and a Song from the Lumineers