Francine Gardner, owner of New York's Intérieurs, shows our writer Katie Mendelson how a few inspired finds can turn a city rooftop into an urban oasis.
Make your outdoor space merry and bright with a twist on tradition. We teamed up with ShopBoxhill.com to curate a collection of contemporary outdoor products for conversation pieces you won’t want to pack away when the holidays are over.
1. TIN & GLASS STARLIGHT - Designed to be versatile, these stars can stay up all year, great as a single display or group together at different lengths.
The ladies of Brooklyn's Twig Terrariums give a detailed how-to instructions for making your own terrarium.
Garrett Eckbo’s designs integrate indoor and outdoor living, providing “maximum pleasure with limited maintenance,” says Charles A. Birnbaum, president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation.
The centuries-old patio at the Barcelona, Spain, apartment of economist Peter Fehlbaum and his family strikes an exquisite balance—classic architectural bones, modernist touches, and a healthy dose of quirk. Fehlbaum’s playful sense of humor—he describes his style as “jive”—and his impeccable taste combine to form an area ripe for outdoor entertaining.
At Hortulus Farm, Garden & Nursery, floral designer and event maestro Renny Reynolds creates simple, unstructured arrangements with seasonal and homegrown botanical ingredients. He and partner Jack Staub glean from the perennial borders, cutting garden and flowering shrubs to create highly personal arrangements for decorating their home. Here are their top 10 cutting plants for floral design:
If an uzbekistani treasure-hunting spree isn’t in your immediate future, not to worry: Michael Trapp’s got you covered. The Connecticut-based antiques dealer and designer regularly traipses the world’s bazaars and antiques fairs, bringing back Tsung Dynasty shipwreck pots, teak Dutch Colonial garden benches, and 18th--century Portuguese printed bed curtains, among other unique finds. Much of the bounty fills his West Cornwall shop, but a fair portion goes home with him, at least for a time.
Just as a work of art can pull a room together, the right garden antique can transform a landscape. Few people know this better than Barbara Israel, who has been dealing in garden antiques since 1985 from her Katonah, New York, property, a lush swath of meadows and gardens in Westchester County. Her inventory includes more than 200 stone, iron, terra-cotta, bronze, and zinc objects, ranging in price from around $100 to $100,000. Israel is the author of Antique Garden Ornament: Two Centuries of American Taste (Harry N.
The 17th-century frescoes in the loggia of the rococo Villa Torrigiani near Lucca, Italy, ensured that flowers were on hand every day.