Tag Archives: garden design ideas

$135 million for a 1920s texas mansion upgraded by peter marino

  J.R.’s Southfork it’s not, neither is it a typical McMansion, but we’re still deep in the heart of Texas.  Located just minutes from downtown Dallas, the Crespi-Hicks Estate could become the most expensive piece of real estate in the … Continue reading

stuck in the french countryside with nothing to do? here’s a suggestion

image credit: E. Sander for Domaine de Chaumont-Sur-Loire, France. The International Garden Festival on the grounds of the majestic 15th-century Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire in France has been around since 1992.  I had the pleasure to attend several years back and … Continue reading

wall décor; your very own wall of plants

Live Vertical Garden of Bayside, Long Island, have created a beautiful and functional new way to enjoy plants indoors.  This is perfect for people like me who live in city apartments, but long to have a bit of the outdoors, well … Continue reading

one remarkable ocean-front trophy home in new york

1100 Architect is the New York and Frankfurt based architectural firm of creative minds David Piscuskas and Juergen Riehm. Celebrating 30 years of breathtaking modern architectural designs this year, this awesome duo has done work for institutional clients as diverse … Continue reading

modern style for al fresco living – the shady Oasis Gazebo

The Oasis Gazebo is a perfect touch of luxury to any outdoor space where additional construction is just out of the question.  As an interior designer, I’m constantly trying to extend, reinvent or come up with more space for my … Continue reading

Living in nature

Move over pergolas and terraces, the ultimate in outdoor living for any kid at heart is the charming made-to-order Tipi Harmonie from French landscape architect Alexis Tricoire. Covered in plants with proper insulation so you don’t get wet or dinged … Continue reading

Paula Hayes: urban gardens

Back in the winter of 2010, I happen to be at The MoMA marveling at an installation by New York-based artist and landscape designer Paula Hayes.  She had installed a biomorphic-shaped container on one of the walls in the entrance … Continue reading