Outdoor Bamboo Curtain Panel, 40”W x 63”L | PlowHearth
Create shade and privacy outdoors with Outdoor Bamboo Curtain Panels. The patented design with ring tabs open and close effortlessly and the panels fit in a small neat stack when opened and lay flat when closed to cover the entire expanse of the window. Genuine 100% oil rubbed water repellant bamboo curtain panels are trimmed in polypropylene with six 1-1/2 stainless steel dark brown rings per panel. Easy to clean with a vacuum or soft brush. Sold in single panels. Imported.
Fences – sustainable, durable and beautiful
In Mending Wall, poet Robert Frost decries the saying that 'Good fences make good neighbours'. It's a beautiful piece of writing but I feel the saying has great relevance in an urban setting. Fences do help define the boundaries between public and private, yours and mine. But all too often, those same fences are drab and dreary and even, sometimes, an absolute eyesore. If you're tired of your old paling fence you might find some inspiration here... Click on any image to start lightbox…
Green Decor: Hand-Painted Bamboo Blinds
While the environmental pros and cons of bamboo continue to be weighed and discussed, we just wanted to point out these hand-painted bamboo blinds we spotted today at Green Your Decor. We think they’re very attractive — and you could do something similar (if you feel confident enough with a paint brush) for about $80.We’re always looking for easy craft projects, and this one seems to qualify as something we might actually be able to do on our own.
Barbara’s “Anything That Grows” Garden
Name: BarbaraLocation: Rockaway Beach — Queens, New York We live at the beach in Rockaway, Queens and spend mornings and most evenings in the garden from April through November. Our gardening style is “anything that grows” goes. Objects that wash ashore often end up in the garden like the boat float we painted copper and the old fan thrown out by the grocery store up the block.Thanks Barbara!Inspired to Share Your Own Outdoor Space or Outdoor Party Photos?
In the mood for some outdoor socializing, a reader who lives not far from me asked to see inspirational images of Southern porches. This isn't a porch, and it's not located in the South. It's the 1930s poolhouse on Lynn von Kersting's L.A. property (formerly the legendary home of George Cukor). Influenced by Cukor's structure, Virginia-bred Steven Gambrel designed a similar Neo-Regency poolhouse at the back of his weekend home, as seen below in Elle Decor, July-August 2004. It was one of the…