“There’s really two main reasons to build a pergola,” says New York City–based landscaper Amber Freda, president of Freda Inc. “One is function and the other is aesthetics—it can enhance an ambiance, create a sense of intimacy. The functionality is providing a shade structure and area for seating that gets
If you thought there was no such thing as sophisticated outdoor furniture, then it’s time to think again. The market is filled with beautiful outdoor-friendly sofas, chairs, tables, and more—you just have to know which features to look for and how to find the ultimate balance between style and strength.
“If someone is renovating their garden space,” Kwong says, “native plants are a great place to start.” They tend to have adapted to the climate they call home, so, despite its changing, they may well need less water after their establishment period. “They have also coevolved to support insect and
Molteni & C makes its outdoor furniture debut this spring with two complementary collections celebrating our connection to nature and a refined approach to the home. Giulia Molteni, Molteni Group’s chief marketing officer, sees this as a natural progression for the brand. ‘Nature is an integral part of our life,’
Looking to makeover your outdoor living space this spring? Head on over to Walmart — the Walmart website that is — because we found a really fantastic deal on a top-rated rattan patio furniture set under $200. CBS Essentials
We owe a debt of gratitude to the centuries-old culture of Japan. Consider the complementary concepts of wabi-sabi and kintsugi, which have helped Westerners gain an appreciation for the beauty of imperfections. Japan has introduced gourmands across the globe to some delectable edible offerings—sushi and ramen, of
It may be winter, but sprucing up our backyards isn’t completely out of the equation (after all, ‘new year, new space,’ as we say).
Now’s the time to give your backyard that much-needed
Q: Marsha, I recently purchased a home in Goleta. I feel fortunate that I got the home, as there were seven other offers. However, now that I’m in the home I realize the landscaping is horrible. It is dirt and weeds and no design. What do you suggest?
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