Archive for the ‘Garden’ Category

Hardscaping Ideas to Enhance Your Garden

Hardscaping Ideas to Enhance Your Garden by Steve & Cathy Lambert

Fall is a great time to plan landscape improvements. Let’s learn about an often overlooked area, with our Garden and Landscape Design Experts and Contributors Steve and Cathy Lambert. Steve and Cathy share with us great advice for creating beautiful gardens and outdoor living spaces.

Choosing the Right Hardscape Materials

Photographs by Steve Lambert and copyright Garden Lights Landscape and Pool Design.

For garden [...] Read more »

The Lollipop Shop’s Bench 10

The Lollipop Shop’s Bench 10 Well-thought-out public spaces are inspiring. Even something as humble as a bench—in the hands of a good designer—can be striking and functional.

This colorful, woven effect is fantastic – don’t you think?

That was the idea, when The Lollipop Shop in Old Spitalfields Market, challenged top furniture designers to create innovative public benches, as part of this year’s London

Design Festival.

These are just a few of the creations. [...] Read more »

Antique Show — Remnants of the Past

Antique Show — Remnants of the Past by Mari Robeson

Today we travel along with Mari Robeson, as she finds design inspiration at an antiques show. Mari—Interior Design expert and Contributor—takes us inside the world of design, and helps us bring beauty and color to the places we call home.

This is not your grandmother’s antique show!

One of my favorite things about being Interior Designer is that I’m always working with different styles. One [...] Read more »

Garden Decorating to Reflect Your Style & Personality

Garden Decorating to Reflect Your Style & Personality by Steve & Cathy Lambert

Let’s move our decorating wand outdoors, with our Garden and Landscape Design Experts and Contributors Steve and Cathy Lambert. Steve and Cathy share with us great advice for creating beautiful gardens and outdoor living spaces.

Garden ornaments add personality, style and whimsy to your garden. For centuries, gardens have been used as outdoor galleries for displaying collections of sculptures and other [...] Read more »

Outdoor Kitchen Designs That Bring Indoor Comforts Out

Outdoor Kitchen Designs That Bring Indoor Comforts Out by Steve & Cathy Lambert

What’s cooking in your backyard? Today we pick up tips for designing outdoor kitchens, from our Garden and Landscape Design Experts and Contributors Steve and Cathy Lambert. Steve and Cathy share with us great advice for creating beautiful gardens and outdoor living spaces.

Many homeowners view their yards as extensions of their homes, creating separate spaces and rooms for specific purposes. [...] Read more »

Kids Playhouses – 15 Engaging Ideas for All Budgets

Kids Playhouses – 15 Engaging Ideas for All Budgets by Sherri Blum

Today we wander into the land of imagination, as we explore kids play spaces with our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri’s designs for celebrities, and for the baby

next door.

One of the things I love most about summer is the opportunity to be a kid again with my children. Making firefly [...] Read more »

DIY Garden Window Mirror

DIY Garden Window Mirror by GraceAnn Simoni

Here’s a quick DIY idea, and a timely tip, from Contributor GraceAnn Simoni, Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area. GraceAnn shares budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories.

Enjoy your outdoor view…twice!

Add some sparkle and reflection to you space, with a DIY Garden Window Mirror.

The deck on my house has an overhang that always [...] Read more »

Half to Have It

Half to Have It A Garden Accents Treasure Trove

This weekend, throngs of us are spending time outdoors, some even heading to the beach. So I thought I’d take you to a spot in a wonderful Northern California beach town. Half Moon Bay is the kind of town where you can spend the morning with sand in your toes, and the afternoon strolling from boutique, to gallery, to mom-and-pop shop.

Always [...] Read more »

Garden Color Schemes — Favorite Planting Color Combinations

Garden Color Schemes — Favorite Planting Color Combinations by Steve & Cathy Lambert

Today we fill our nursery carts with color, guided by our Garden and Landscape Design Experts and Contributors Steve and Cathy Lambert. Steve and Cathy share great advice (and dazzling photographs) to help you plan your garden color scheme.

Last month we discussed garden color schemes – choosing harmonious or contrasting color combinations for your landscape. As promised, this follow-up article [...] Read more »

Garden Color Schemes — Plant a Palette in Your Yard

Garden Color Schemes — Plant a Palette in Your Yard by Steve & Cathy Lambert

Today we paint the garden in color with Garden and Landscape Design Experts and Contributors Steve and Cathy Lambert. Steve and Cathy share great advice (and luscious photographs) to help you plan your garden color scheme.

Although landscaping is often referred to as the “Green Industry,” an all green landscape would be monotonous and boring for color enthusiasts like us. Color [...] Read more »

Quick Spray Paint Projects for Spring

Quick Spray Paint Projects for Spring by GraceAnn Simoni

Here’s a speedy DIY decor update from Contributor GraceAnn Simoni, Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area. GraceAnn shares budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories.

Spring and good weather are finally here. The sun

is shining and the birds are singing outside my

office window.

This means I will again get out the spray [...] Read more »

Family Garden Design — Go Outside and Play

Family Garden Design — Go Outside and Play by Steve & Cathy Lambert

Swing open the doors and skip down the steps! Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Steve and Cathy Lambert, HomeWorkshop.com’s Garden and Landscape Design Experts, and our newest Contributors. I can’t wait for you to read the fabulous ideas and advice Steve and Cathy have planned for you and your outdoor spaces.

Whether you’re starting from scratch, re-landscaping or [...] Read more »

Bok Tower & Gardens

Bok Tower & Gardens by Regina Garay

It’s a great day! Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Regina Garay, HomeWorkshop.com’s Decorative Painting and Surface Design Expert, and our newest Contributor. I’m thrilled with the creative posts Regina has planned for you, and about what we’ll all learn from this true artisan. Read more about Regina at her blog Fauxology.

Hello, Everyone!  First of all, I’d like to say [...] Read more »

Makeover — Amanda’s “Mushroom Chair”

Makeover — Amanda’s “Mushroom Chair” by Amanda Reass

Today come into the garden, kick back with a cold beverage and enjoy the story of the “Mushroom Chair,” a Makeover project from Design Junkie Amanda Reass of Columbus, Ohio.

Last October my fiancé and I moved into the house that my grandparents had lived in for 30+ years. We didn’t mind taking on the task of painting and updating the décor in exchange [...] Read more »

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