This week we’re celebrating California gardens (and dissecting a few favorites for ideas to steal). We’ll visit Big Sur on a misty morning, create Hollywood glamor with metallic pots, and add romance with grasses. Join us for a week of ideas for indoor-outdoor living:
Above: See 103 images of California Cool in our Gardenista Gallery of SoCal Gardens. Photograph by Lana Von Haught courtesy of Kathleen Ferguson.
Above: It’s a 250-foot drop to the ocean from this cliffside garden in Big Sur. Take in the views with us in this week’s Architect Visit. Photography by Joe Fletcher courtesy of Fougeron Architecture.
Above: In this week’s installment of our new Gardenista 100 guide to the best products for gardens and outdoor living, we’ve compiled a wish list of Hand Tools to buy in 2015. Photograph via Niwaki.
Above: Worlds collide in LA’s Hancock Park, where Old Hollywood glamor meets contemporary cool in this week’s Garden Designer Visit. Photograph by Lana Von Haught courtesy of Kathleen Ferguson.
Above: For your coming summer convenience, we’ve rounded up the best portable fire pits in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces. Meanwhile, take a look at our list of less mobile outdoor cookers in 10 Easy Pieces: Fire Pits and Bowls and 10 Easy Pieces: Chimineas. Photograph via Ultimate Patio.
Above: In this week’s Curb Appeal post, we’ve rounded up nine ideas for creating a painterly, romantic effect with drought-tolerant Perennial Grasses.
Above: Would you paint (or stain) a facade black? We explore the pros and cons of Black Facades in this week’s Hardscaping 101 post. Photograph by Katie Newburn for Gardenista.
Above: From surf shacks to garages transformed into tiny cottages, we visit our favorite California Outbuildings in this week’s Roundups post.
Over on Remodelista, Julie and team is headed to the West Coast for a look at California Cool interiors. Check out their report here.