Outdoor Space

Brown Thumb Gardening on a Balcony

Brown Thumb Gardening on a Balcony

If you would like to have a garden but don’t think you have the space or green thumb, think again. Gardens can be small and low maintenance, like the balcony (container) garden in the above photograph. You can place your plant, straight from the nursery, into […]

Behind the Garden

Behind the Garden

A garden is like a room that’s outside. It’s a space that can be designed and decorated, too, and I’m not just talking about the plants. A painted wall or a colored background showcases your plants perfectly by providing contrast. Note the stucco texture adding […]

Quickie: Water, Water, All Around

Quickie: Water, Water, All Around

A beautiful resort villa that blurs the boundaries between land and sea, with a glass bathtub allowing you to bathe with a view of the magnificent Indian Ocean below. Imagine hanging out in the chaise longues outside, or on the netting stretched over the warm […]

Seek a Small Refuge

Seek a Small Refuge

When you accept the space you have, the design process becomes easier because you’re working with instead of fighting against your strengths and resources. Take this small patio, for example. There’s comfortable seating set up for conversation, a table for food and drinks, and a dwarf citrus tree […]

Quickie: Studio in the Sun

Quickie: Studio in the Sun

A studio set in an enclosed patio, bathed in sunlight during the day. Beautiful and refreshing. I do love it when the line between inside and outside is blurred.

String Lights Yearlong

String Lights Yearlong

String lights aren’t just for Christmas. Consider using them to bring fun and illumination wherever you want–especially outdoors! Zigzag the lights across an open area to create a more dynamic, exciting atmosphere. You’re not just lighting up the outlines of your home, you’re creating a […]