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