Spring Patio Fix-Ups: Earn Rave Reviews for the Entry of Your Patio

If you’ve been working on getting your patio fit, show it off in the best possible way by selecting the most appropriate entrance. This mini guide is intended to find the inspiration flowing, so it’s possible to begin building the patio of your dreams. From sleek, modern walls of glass into enchanting French doors, secret… Continue reading Spring Patio Fix-Ups: Earn Rave Reviews for the Entry of Your Patio

Fantastic Design Plant: Old Fashioned Smoke Bush

When designing a backyard, we are encouraged to think of the foliage first. A powerful backbone of intriguing leaves in the garden will maintain a style together, even if flowering plants aren’t at their peak. However, we can quickly locate ourselves at a foliage frenzy, choosing exciting leaves in every color from purple and chocolate… Continue reading Fantastic Design Plant: Old Fashioned Smoke Bush

Is The Garden Minding the Viewing Speed Limit?

Imagine you’re the landscape architect for the street department. You are stuck for ideas for a new stretch of the interstate, which means you click your browser shortcut, go to and property on a cute-as-a-bug’s-ear window box agreement. Warning! Assuming the traffic engineers have done their job, the normal viewer would buzz beyond a window… Continue reading Is The Garden Minding the Viewing Speed Limit?

Gardens Under Glass: How to Make Your Own Terrarium

Terrariums have been popping up around the place, from design portfolios into home store catalogs. What is the attraction? It’s easy: convenience and fashion. Terrariums need little watering, take up little space and are usually easy to care for — even for your own black-thumbed amongst us. And those little, lush vignettes make attention and… Continue reading Gardens Under Glass: How to Make Your Own Terrarium

Modern Marries Conventional at a Chicago'Shotgun' Home

I’ve long admired the work of the husband and wife architect team of Stuart Cohen and Julie Hacker. Like this other great architect on Chicago’s North Shore, Howard Van Doren Shaw, Cohen and Hacker have assembled some remarkable houses in Chicago and its environs. While the majority of these houses have been large manor houses,… Continue reading Modern Marries Conventional at a Chicago'Shotgun' Home