I truly enjoyed the feature in September's Architectural Digest about Hope garden. The garden, in Brooklyn, New York, was rejuvenated by Bette Midler and designer Elissa Cullman as a memorial to Cullman's late friend and business partner Hedi Kravis. Naturally drawn to the symmetry and order, I also admired the pops of color from the iron pieces.
Other publications this month also offered colorful accents that could add a little jump to your outdoor space. The Bamboo Tower Chandelier
featured in Coastal Living
would be a particularly chic porch light. (Don't look to me for specifics of outdoor wiring and the such; I'm just the idea guy.)
Also in Coastal Living, the Almidi end table
would be the perfect spot on which to place your cocktail.
A jumble of these containers by Vellum would be stunning holding autumnal blooms.
Disappointing, perhaps, but I always seem to see things in black and white
Image, top, AD, September '08. Photography by Billy Cunningham.