Gardens Category

June 18, 2014

Bette Midler’s Manhattan Penthouse Apartment

A penthouse, in Manhattan belonging to Bette Midler but unlike most Hollywood celebrity homes, hers is restrained with details carefully chosen. It is a true testament to the adage that a lifestyle dictates the design. When that is achieved, it is the mark of good design.                   […]

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 30, 2012

Juncus Spiralis aka Corkscrew Rush

Why does a floral centerpiece have to be moved come dinnertime ? You’ve encountered this at one point, you set your table and the attractive (but towering) floral centerpiece is an exercise in peek-a-boo madness with your guests. I always challenged myself for a solution but the aesthetic in me refused to have practicality trump […]

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.