Posts Tagged ‘Gardens’

Last week my good friend and fellow designer, Lisa Woolley, and I hosted a garden party in the courtyard of her San Antonio home. We had just completed the exterior of her home and thought there’s no better way to celebrate than to host an intimate get-together in her newly designed garden.

With the holidays around the corner, the next four weeks, I’ll be sharing super easy tips for decorating and entertaining during the season.

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Sunday Inspiration for your outdoor entertaining area from Club 55.




Happy Sunday!

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Enjoying a beautiful meal on the patio is something many of us love to do and with the weather finally cooling down, especially here in Southern California, I’m looking forward to spending more of my evenings outside. A photo that has been a big inspiration to me, for this very purpose, is the one below from House Beautiful.

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Get the Look!

  1. Wooden Bowl
  2. Verona Ivory Flatware
  3. Pillow
  4. Outdoor Table
  5. Chandelier
  6. Tablecloth 
  7. Glassware 
  8. Candle Holders
  9. Mirror

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Do you have an area in your garden that is just missing a little something special? A focal point to make that corner or walkway a little more interesting? By adding a piece of pottery to that area, you’ve not only created a more interesting space but also added beauty & texture. Below are some of my favorite examples.

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If I’ve convinced you and you’re ready to add a piece of gorgeous pottery to your garden, I would visit your local nursery or antique store for that perfect piece. Two other resources I really like for pottery are Restoration Hardware & Eye of The Day.

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There are many designers that inspire me, and although Edwina von Gal is not designing gardens anymore, I never get tired of looking at her work.OB-SR317_mag051_H_20120422170355love this focal point



a classic exterior



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Probably one of her most popular gardens — Ina Garten’s garden in East Hampton, New York.

If you’re inspired and want to check out more ‘lovely gardens’, click here.

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One of my favorite places to visit is the Huntington Botanical Gardens, especially the Desert Garden. For those of you who love cactus and succulents, below are several photos from my last visit.


parry’s agave, barrel cactus and more


one of my favorite’s – the agave attenuata


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one of the pathways in the desert garden

a sea of aeonium succulents


torch aloe


I believe another torch aloe (I don’t know what the tree is to the right but it was incredible – very dr. suess like)


blue agave


more barrel cactus and parry’s agave


a saguaro cactus surrounded by barrel cactus and parry’s agave


barrel cactus with little ones


could this be an organ pipe cactus? I’ll have to check the tags next time I go.

Happy Weekend!

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In my last post I mentioned that I was going to visit a friend’s garden in Pacific Palisades. Her garden, which I hadn’t seen in ten years, has grown into a amazing garden! It’s situated on a hill-side in Pacific Palisades, a beach community nestled in between Santa Monica and Malibu.

At the end of the day, after a tour of her garden, a garage sale and some wonderful grilled cheese sandwiches, she sent me home with tons of clippings that will help jump-start my own garden here in Southern California.

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