Wednesday, August 20, 2014

              Designer Robert Couturier's Gorgeous Connecticut
                                             A Functional Design with Grandstyle


French Pea Gravel , Boxwood, and Cast Iron Urns
play a big part of Robert Courturier's landscape design 
Just love!

  a gorgeous view of his driveway/front entry

The fabulous designer taking a stroll in his beautifully designed garden
Thanks for stopping by...

For more of Robert Couturier's gorgeous garden, home, and design firm go to

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring Is Here!

Spring has finally come! Time to start fixing up the garden~ Two things come in mind: Half Moon Bay Nursery & VF-11!  Here's a short video of all the goodies you'll find at my favourite garden spot! Enjoy~

                                                       The Creeping Fig Garden

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Donald Lococo Architects...

 Rarely do I find a designer/architect that makes my jaw drop ~ well, Donald Lococo Architects, does exactly that!  His work is simply amazing! Combining modern with traditional, his style reminds me of my first designer crush, Darryl Carter. Clean lines, detailed rooms, and touches of modern & traditional elements make his spaces (indoor & Out) relaxing, functional, & pretty! 

Enjoy his work! Have a fabulous day!

        For more gorgeous photos go to

Monday, March 3, 2014

Small Yard...Not a Big Problem TV Host Marilyn Denis's Small Backyard Solutions

TV Host, Marilyn Denis, was having trouble with her small backyard area~ so with the help of a designer from House & Home magazine, her small space was transformed into a backyard retreat for family & friends. Have fun viewing this beautiful city garden~Get Inspired!

Get Inspired by this beautiful backyard

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Thrill of The Find...making your garden space unique

My favourite thing to do the first Sunday of every month is to head out to the Alameda Flea Market. Like a kid in a candy store, I get so excited for all the goodies I might find there. Making a garden space your own, means to find pieces that reflect your personality. The Alameda Flea Market is a wonderful place to find those special treasures~ so grab your hot cup of  joe & a friend and enjoy this special event!   Coming Sunday, March 2, 2014 *Don't forget to visit Atelier de Campagne & Big Daddy's Antiques. Here are some photos to inspire you to create a one of a kind garden space!
                        Love this oversized clock! Amy Howard Collage of Life Blogspot
           One of kind garden chairs make for a wonderful place to sit & chat. Atlanta Homes
                                               More gorgeous seating! Nuevo Estilo
                       My French Urn from Atelier de Campagne...bring a big truck when you go!

Placing a beautiful bench in a corner adds a wonderful touch to any garden. Tales form Carmel
Another great find from the Alameda Flea Market!
My " Alameda Flea Market" outdoor vignette

Have fun...don't forget~ layer clothing ( cold in the morning, warm in the afternoon), lots of cash, a big truck or car ( you'll go crazy), get there by 7:00 am ( perfect time), and have fun!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Charming Style Of Carmel

       What can I say about this quaint little town that has not been said before.  Romantic,Charming, & Dog Friendly, it is a must on your bucket list of places to visit. Carmel is best known for it's quirky fairytale like architecture~and gorgeous picturesque gardens. Inspiring & breathtakingly beautiful you will never want to leave this little town by the sea! 

                                                               Gorgeous entry!

                              Love this small stone path leading to the front door.

                       Most of the homes have a small courtyard quaint!

Beautiful doors & details make Carmel homes stand out...

Inspired yet? If not go to for more gorgeous Carmel home images!

In loving memory of my mother
Gail Ellena

Monday, February 17, 2014

Finding Treasures with Darryl Carter

One of my favourite designers, Darryl Carter, is known for his ability to combine modern furniture with salvage finds~a perfect & balanced combination.   Take a trip with Darryl to a salvage store & see his magic in action!

A vintage screen can be used as a gorgeous background piece~photo Darryl Carter The New Traditional

Vintage shutters can be used as gorgeous window covers~Darryl Carter The New Traditional

*Travel with Darryl Carter: Finding Treasures At A Salvage Store

                                               Happy Huntings!