Of the seven deadly sins, we’ll take envy any day (especially over sloth). Join us this week as we explore luxe landscapes, glorious gardens, and beautifully designed outdoor spaces we can’t help but wish were ours. Call us covetous, or call us inspired:
Above: Photograph by Justine Hand for Gardenista. For more, see Scents and Sensibility: 10 Tips for Growing Scented Geraniums.
- Belgian design guru Axel Vervoodt lives in a 12th century castle (of course he does), where we were delighted to discover among its 50 rooms a conservatory full of design ideas for anyone with houseplants (personal orangery not required). We help water the plants in this week’s Designer Visit.
- Earlier this month we predicted the 10 Top Garden Trends of 2015. Today we’ll explore 11 of the new year’s top Landscape Design trends.
- Let us not forget that we have eminent Victorians to thank for specimen case terrariums; we’ve rounded up our modern favorites in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces.
- The ultimate winter garden: it’s green and humid and warms you to the toes. And Cheryl’s found it, in the Netherlands. She takes us on a tour in this week’s Garden Visit.
- Our Paints & Palettes editor Stephanie Dorfman helps a Gardenista reader pick a color scheme for the facade of a stately Tudor style house in Hancock Park. (For one of Stephanie’s favorite moody palettes, see Curb Appeal: Picking a Perfect Palette for a Dark Facade.)
- We’ll explore the range of colors in a line of exterior paints specially formulated for use on iron railings and metal. If you’re planning to paint the house (or a front door) this spring, browse our archives to see architects’ favorite shades of Gray, Black, Green, Red, and White exterior paints.
Currently coveting interior design are the Remodelista editors. Join them as they indulge in a week of House Envy.