Top 15 iconic Western homes

We dug into our archives to find inspiration for the 5 designers who created the Reimagined Home for Celebration Weekend 2013. Hidden in the pages were more iconic homes or moments in Western design we had to share

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Reimagined garden
Thomas J. Story

Reimagined garden

Step up the firepit. “Fireplaces are natural congregating areas and give a focus to a garden,” Nolan says. He created a geometric, slate blue version, against which the white wire furniture pops.

Make it a group effort. “Repetition of plants lets other materials stand out,” Nolan says. The glaze on the containers, the texture of the decomposed gravel, and the copper-colored sculpture have more impact when plants like aeonium, aloe, and Agave angustifolia are repeated and grown in clusters.

Import plants from Down Under. Nolan chose a few plants originally from the Southern Hemisphere; they adapt well to coastal climates in the West. Astelia offers “a striking, silvery texture” year-round, he says. Grevillea blooms on and off all year, but the plant is still dramatic when it’s not flowering.

Plant a gallery. Staghorn ferns and sphagnum moss lashed to plywood with fishing line are a tongue-in-cheek nod to mounted antlers.

 

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