/ by Staff / Simplicity in form and function  are blazing a trail for beautifully made gardening accoutrements. From plant markers to hand rakes, let's use what the pros use.  Top manufacturers also offer  equipment made specifically for  the home...
/ by Brendan Blowers  / photography by Inspiro 8 Studios The purpose of a garden, according  to the Roman lawyer Pliny the Younger, was for seclusion, serenity, and relaxation. The mature garden of Sonia Col and Linda Derector checks all of ...
/ by Jeffrey Dooley  / photograph by Inspiro 8 Studios Succulents have become incredibly popular these last few years. With the explosion of social media and designers integrating them into their work, they have now become very common to collect...
/ by Julia Sibley-Jones I yearn for the smell and feel of turned earth. I eavesdrop gardening  blogs and daydream about English cottage gardens. I crave the crunch  of a fresh salad. It’s time to plant. Lettuce is one of the...
B irds are awesome nest builders. If you’ve ever found a nest in your yard you’ve seen how intricately they are constructed. A variety of materials- twigs, grasses, moss, feathers, dead leaves, mud and string, to name a few- can...
Birds don’t stay still, but they can be persuaded to visit your yard. My heart thrills when a Cardinal flashes his bright plumage or a Carolina Wren belts out her tea-kettle-tea-kettle-tea-kettle-tea in my Lady Banksia climbing rose or a...
Style and substance can extend to the spaces outside your doorways with the help of a landscape architect. Above and below ground can benefit greatly with some expert know-how. We asked Graham Kimak about what he and his team...
Mother Nature may not always play along, but planning for an outdoor wedding can reap stunning rewards.
Bolt Farm Treehouse | Walhalla, SC
Timmons Family Home | Greenville, SC

Mountain Modern

/ by Allison Walsh / photography by Inspiro 8 Studio Susan Peace-Vernon had long wanted to use a...

Timeless Modernity

Chris Bailey, founder of the design/build firm Stoneledge Properties, worked at a building materials supply house when he was in college.

Building Blocks

/ story and photography by Forrest Clonts I can’t pinpoint the moment when biscuits magically appeared in my...

Playing Tart

/ photography by Forrest Clonts Let’s start with this: you’re gonna need more fruit. Lemonade does not come...

Minimal in Great Detail

/ by Brendan Blowers / by photography by Kevin Meechan Ray Foral, Co-Founder of Ridgeline Construction Group, was...