Category Archives for Garden Design

The Gardens of Bunny Mellon: A Book Review

My most favorite gift at Christmas this year?  A book titled The Gardens of Bunny Mellon, written by Linda Jane Holden with photography by Roger Foley. Born into wealth and eventually marrying into one of the greatest fortunes our country has ever known, Rachel Lambert “Bunny” Mellon was a true tastemaker for her generation up until her death at age […]

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Visual Marketing for Designers: Show ‘Em What You Got

People are sensual beings so we like to experience the world through our senses. We love delicious food, beautiful sunsets, fragrant flowers. These things touch us on an emotional level. When a business or family goes looking for a designer, they’re going to hire someone whose previous work “speaks” to them, work that evokes their […]

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Composing Artful Modern Gardens

The garden designs of Los Angeles landscape architect Lisa Gimmy address transitional spaces like patios and terraces that are close to the house. Not to knock Southern California’s midcentury modern gardens, but there are so many at this point that they are a dime a dozen—only they really aren’t, because designers like Gimmy have a fresh approach that […]

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