Exteriors Category

July 13, 2014

Dark Painted Ladies

I live in an Edwardian 100 year old house, not a Victorian. But living amidst these “painted ladies” or the Victorian houses that you must have come across at some postcard buying chore on a visit to my city, ¬†compels me to have an opinion on the latest dark color trend that seems to sweep […]

February 20, 2014

Iron Gate

In my research for iron gate designs, I came across this. A most understated, very practical combined pedestrian and car gate.

It is as alluring and mysterious as the property beyond.

April 8, 2013

William Hefner – C Magazine for Men Spring 2013

Aged brass accents, unfinished woods and plenty of natural light. This William Hefner designed home is a testament that good elements that stand on it’s own can never go wrong in any setting.   The muted and aged patina of the brass candleholders and main overhead lamp fixture depict a way of life that shows […]

March 26, 2013

Amanda Pays & Corbin Bernsen – C Magazine, April 2013

  My tree whispered that spring was about here when I saw a bud on it last week. My watery eyes and sniffles today confirmed that indeed the sun and longer days are here to behold. Thumbing through the article in California Style’s feature on actors Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen reminds me of how […]

March 13, 2013

Houston House by Pamela Pierce – Veranda March 2013

At yoga there is a pose that I have been struggling with for many years, twenty one years to be exact. There are some advanced moves that come easy to me, but this…. I huff and puff and my butt won’t levitate more than an inch off my mat. At my class tonight my teacher […]

November 12, 2011

Ficus & Boxwood Greenery – Veranda Nov 2011

Filed in: Exteriors, Gardens

This antique marble statue from France is a solitary vision in the dense ficus and boxwood sculptural hedges. This shot itself is a meditation.  A garden bestows its beauty best in trimmed simplicity. There is a peacefulness in not having too many things. Photograph courtesy of Veranda magazine November 2011 issue.

November 6, 2011

Trellis Wall – Jeffrey Bilhuber

“The Way Home” a new book by interior designer Jeffrey Bilhuber published by Rizzoli, is a book worth your while. Each page is filled with unexpected surprises. A typical space is elevated to breathtaking. Because I am working on a project that calls for some form of “barrier” from the public (open) and private (enclosed) […]