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Table of Contents: Outdoors In


Table of Contents: Outdoors In

May 12, 2014

Now that the weather has finally warmed up, we’ve thrown open our doors and are spending as many hours outside as we possibly can. If we have go indoors, we still want to feel like we’re living in a garden. So this week, we’re showing some of our favorite ways to bring the outdoors in.

Of course, a profusion of cut flowers can always add a little nature to our indoor lives. Even a single, sophisticated potted plant can lift the spirits–such as the fiddle leaf fig, featured in this week’s Field Guide (and appearing in many a stylish photo shoot these days). Then there’s the trick of large-scale nature photographs that can turn a blank wall into a window to the outdoors. See which ideas work for you.


  • Sarah visits her friend Renee in Napa and discovers the secrets to creating a year-round indoor/outdoor garden. See more indoor/outdoor gardens in our Architect Visit archives.


  • The courtyards of Southern France are a perfect example of habitats that blur the line between indoors and out. During this week’s Garden Visit we browse through The Red Chair, an antiques shop in Hudson, NY, whose courtyard garden could have been air-lifted direct from Europe.


  • The photograph that hangs in Emily Nathan’s kitchen looks just like a window that offers a glimpse into a greenhouse. We’ll show you how to Steal This Look, sourcing the same large-scale photo (“La Banane,” shot by Nathan herself) and other tasteful accessories.


  • In the heart of Middle England, in the pretty town of Stamford, Miss Pickering runs her thriving flower business in a low-ceilinged shop built in 1463. This week’s Shopper’s Diary pays a visit to this heavenly spot.


  • Nashville novelist J. Wes Yoder became an innkeeper after he bought a 1962 Shasta camper on eBay, renovated it from top to bottom, and turned a garden shed into a bathhouse. It’s listed on Airbnb, so yes, you can book a stay in this week’s cozy Outbuilding of the Week.

Finding yourself stuck inside the office too much lately? Take solace in a week full of beautifully designed work spaces in Remodelista’s current issue, Working It.

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