Bricks are not Mullins’s favorite medium, so it was a challenge for her to work the ones she found at the garden site into
the design. “My fear was that they would look old fashioned,” she says. But rather than toss them, she combined them with
new, whitewashed ones and laid them in crisp lines. She then chose a teak outdoor dining table to finish the look. It’s a
great texture contrast with the brick, and it ties in with the fence. “Combining the bricks with the wooden furniture helped
the whole look be more modern,” she says.