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Multi-Functional Pieces From Dot & Bo

It’s Fiesta time in Santa Barbara! We’ve got parades to go to and the rodeo is in town, so this is just a quick share of some of my current…

Villa del Greco
Part 4: A Medallion Becomes Brilliant

We’ve already discussed the process that led to the Smith garden redesign, including the Moorish star motif that was repeated throughout the landscape. But how did the luscious, rich tile…

Touring Gardens with Carolyn Mullet

Garden designer and social media influencer Carolyn Mullet has launched a new business: Carex Tours. I interviewed her about her first season of planning and leading garden tours, and if…

Villa del Greco
Part 3: Three Fountains Get a Facelift

Back to Villa del Greco, this time to talk about how the garden’s new fountains came to be. The courtyard and wall fountains were from a renovation that took place…

Outdoor Living
First a Trend, Now an Essential

Today’s guest post is written by former Garden Design editor Sarah Ristorcelli, who is working on an outdoor living book for Timber Press. What are origins? Somebody somewhere did something for their…