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Plants that can survive under California Pepper (Schinus molle) trees

Most California pepper trees you see will have nothing growing under them for two reasons: one is that they produce aView full post »

Sage is featured in This Old House magazine

I’m so proud to have an outdoor living space featured in This Old House magazine. They were also kind enough toView full post »

Sage is featured on Houzz.com!

Make sure to check out this article by Houzz contributor Jennifer Christgau-Aquino on how to plan for your outdoorView full post »

It’s time to cut back ornamental grasses

If you haven’t already, it is definitely time to cut back your ornamental grasses for the spring. What you seeView full post »

Encaustic tile is happy tile

Imagine for a moment that this was a kitchen instead of a laundry room. I think I’d be happy every time I cooked aView full post »

Designing with Hue: the Blue Garden

I stumbled across this fantastic garden, all done in shades of blue- I love it! I think it is a lovely example of aView full post »

What does Transitional mean, anyway?

I was teaching a course recently with a section about Architectural Styles, and the Transitional Style came up. It is aView full post »

Trusting your designer

Because of the way I run business, I do a lot of design directly in front of my customers. This certainly isn’tView full post »

Everything I need to know, I learned in Kindergarten

I am a grown-up, I own my own business, and I work really hard. But today, I got paid to color. I have the coolest job.View full post »

Modern concrete planters

I have been stalking Kornegay Designs online for sometime now. I love their oversized, geometric concrete planters.View full post »

Sage is featured on Houzz.com!

I am super excited to have a project done in collaboration with Nan Sterman of Plant Soup in a feature article on Houzz.View full post »

Succulent fountains

Have an old fountain that you’d like to breathe new life into? Take inspiration from the guys at Cordova GardensView full post »

Completely invasive, completely stunning

Did you know that morning glories can grow a foot a day? Yes, they are absolute stunners, but with growthView full post »

Elegant succulent garden

I spend a lot of time telling people that a low-water use garden does not have to be only succulents and cacti. And itView full post »

Floating stairs

 I wish I could take some credit for these gorgeous floating concrete stairs, but these were done as part ofView full post »