Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Home's First Welcoming Gesture

I was searching for garden photos the other day and came across this beautiful website for the design firm, Landscape East in Virginia Beach. The stunning photos were mesmerizing and allowed me to imagine the same beautiful spaces in my backyard.

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This is such a great example of how your website can set the tone for the rest of your company. Instantly I visualized romantic gardens, air-filled flowery scents, and sounds of trickling water.

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It was even more fun reading about the owner, Roy Cutler, and how he went from banker to self-taught designer and horticulturist. He definitely has an eye for good design on several levels.

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His designs are based on beauty and function...a man after my own heart. Roy also describes a garden as your home's first welcoming gesture for friends and family. Awe. I just love that.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fabulous Fireflies

I found this stunning photo today by Kristian Cvecek and just couldn't contain my adoration. Kristian used slow shutter speeds to capture these lovely fireflies in flight. Absolutely amazing.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Cocktails in the Garden

I was attending a conference at the Desert Botanical Garden last week (which was lovely, by the way) and ran into my good friend and fabulous designer Tres Fromme. I love showing his garden ink drawings. He whipped this up for me while there (I'm sure it wasn't mad doodling during an intense presentation...cough).
For some reason we had a lot of discussion about enjoying cocktails in a beautiful garden setting (not such a bad thing). You can find Tres at studioOutside.