Fall Decorating · Gardening · Home Exteriors · Inspiration · Landscape Design · Plants

A Garden Favorite: Limelight Hydrangeas

Recently, I have been seeing potted hydrangeas that are shaped like topiaries, and I absolutely adore them.  What could be better than two of my favorite things–hydrangeas and topiaries–rolled into one stunning combination! This photo of a home in the Hamptons is what started my obsession with this combination: After a bit of research, I…… Continue reading A Garden Favorite: Limelight Hydrangeas

Fall Decorating · Favorites · Inspiration

Fall Inspiration from P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm

When I lived in Nashville over 20 years ago, I enjoyed watching Southern garden and design expert P. Allen Smith’s gardening and cooking segments on the local news. Smith’s enthusiasm and expertise about all things garden-related are infectious and engaging. In the two decades since I moved north from Nashville, Smith has built an empire…… Continue reading Fall Inspiration from P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm

Blue and White · Fall Decorating · Inspiration · Interiors · Our House

Fall Touches in Our Home

At this time of year, I like to add a few touches of the fall season to our apartment. I prefer decorating for fall with fresh, natural items, mixing them with other decor elements. This year, I used pumpkins, chrysanthemums, and pears, among other things. I employed blue and white whenever I could and kept…… Continue reading Fall Touches in Our Home

Blue and White · Fall Decorating · Flowers · Inspiration · Interiors

Fall Decorating with Blue and White

Although it still feels like mid-summer in Chicago, I have been starting to think about fall decorating.  I have been seeing many pretty autumn ideas that incorporate blue and white elements. Here are some ways that you can use blue and white in your fall decor. Outside: Place a pot of mums in a blue…… Continue reading Fall Decorating with Blue and White