Modern & Merry: A Versatile Twist on Holiday Décor

November 29, 2013
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Make your outdoor space merry and bright with a twist on tradition. We teamed up with 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. 

Garrett Eckbo's Midcentury Style

March 27, 2012
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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.

Spanish Modern

March 24, 2012
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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.

Flowers to Grow for Garden Bouquets

March 22, 2012
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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:

Photo by: Rachel Schwarz

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.

Antique Mystique 

March 20, 2012
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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.

Walls: The Best of Decorative Treatments

March 19, 2012
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The 17th-century frescoes in the loggia of the rococo Villa Torrigiani near Lucca, Italy, ensured that flowers were on hand every day.

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