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  • Landscaping Ideas: A Classic Cottage Garden on Cape Cod

    Turns out there is something more romantic than a rose-covered cottage: two 19th-century, rose-covered cottages, united by a rambling garden of wild natives, exuberant perennials, and more than 80 heirloom roses, perched on a windswept cliff overlooking Cape Cod Bay. This three-quarter-acre gem is the labor of love of Scott Warner and David Kirchner. Purchased […]

  • Trending on Remodelista: Easy Ways to Refresh Your Decor this Summer

    Much of our country is experiencing a heat wave, which means you may want to stay indoors this weekend—in front of an air conditioner, and a fan, with your feet in a bucket of ice water. Here are some projects, courtesy of Remodelista editors, that you can work on while you try to stay cool: […]

  • DIY: Rustic Gate Clasp

    Here’s an exceedingly charming project for beachcombers: For another of our favorite gate closers, see Cannonball Gate Closer. Finally, learn how to successfully design a fence for any landscape or garden project with our Hardscaping 101: Fences & Gates guide. […]

  • The Wave Hill Chair: Minimalist, Timeless—and You Can Make It Yourself!

    Julie and Margot recently attended a benefit dinner at Wave Hill, a public garden and under-the-radar treasure in the Bronx. The next day, Julie didn’t report back about the beautiful plantings or the breathtaking views of the Hudson River; rather, ever the design geek, she waxed poetic about the garden chairs she saw there. (See […]

  • Before & After: A New Cape Cod Garden for the Old Homestead in Provincetown

    The 1960s-era Provincetown of Philip Cozzi’s youth was home to a Who’s Who of Cape Cod’s intellectual glitterati: Robert Motherwell, Norman Mailer, and other artists attracted by the close-knit society that thrived in America’s oldest creative colony. Drawn back by the same sense of community, Philip and his wife, Kristin Hein, recently bought the Old […]

  • Gardening 101: Japanese Anemones

    Japanese Anemone, A. hupehensis: “Daughter of the Wind” There’s a nondescript, partially shaded corner of my garden which is frankly rather dull until finally it comes into its own in September. That’s when the gorgeous Japanese anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’  produces its pearly buds as a subtle preview of the real show—white flowers bobbing delicately on tall wire-thin stems. What […]

  • 10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Chinese Feng Shui Masters

    Feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of arranging physical objects to create serenity and balance in a home, also offers lessons for modern landscape design. The most important? Work with nature, not against it. For more than 2,000 years, Taoists have believed in the importance of balancing the opposite forces of yin and yang. The tug […]

  • Trending on Remodelista: Roughing It (Without Roughing It), 5 Ways

    It was all about rustic-chic comforts over on Remodelista this week. To wit: 1. Camp Cots, Upgraded 2. The Berkshires: The New Brooklyn? 3. Cast-Iron Pans, Elegant Edition 4. Glamping in Sonoma 5. Industrial-Chic Faucets Plus: Kitchen of the Week: Country Chic in Sweden, Minimalist Edition A Renovated Barn by Berlin Architect Star Thomas Kröger […]

  • How to Repot an Orchid (Without Killing It)

    Congratulations, orchid lover! You’re one of an elite few who have managed to find the right balance of water, sunlight, date nights, and long walks on the beach to have a healthy relationship with your orchid. Not only is your orchid living, it’s thriving—and has outgrown the plastic pot in which you carried it home […]

  • Summer 2019 at Ikea: 7 New Outdoor Furniture Pieces Perfect for Small Spaces

    Who needs a colorful garden when you can have these cheery outdoor furniture pieces, all from Ikea, to brighten your patio, deck, or balcony? Here are our 8 favorites that are streamlined and stylish, perfect for small spaces—outdoors or in. For similar content, see: 10 Easy Pieces: Striped Outdoor Rugs A New Ikea Plant Saucer […]