indoor/outdoor living

The Natural Home and Bringing Nature Home

April 30, 2012
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Photo by Debi Treloar/Ryland Peters & Small

With spring bringing flowers aplenty, gardeners again have the pleasure of readily available blooms begging to be brought indoors. Two books arrive with the season this year to remind us that living with nature in the house takes many forms.

Ceramics of Hun-Chung Lee

April 04, 2012
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Hun-Chung Lee, South Korea, 2011 / "Assemblage Ceramic Bench in Light Blue," in glazed ceramic. / 56.06" long x 26.38" wide x 31.5" height

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.