Kim Reiss, who teaches a class on optimizing tiny garden spaces at Sugar Creek Gardens in Kirkwood, shares her expertise for creating inviting patios and terraces, no matter how tiny.
FIND OUT THE SUN/SHADE RATIO
“Take a look at your space and get a grip on your sun/shade situation,” Reiss says. “That is the number one thing when you think about plant selection.”
Don’t overlook vertical surfaces. Reiss recommends installing a trellis and guiding vines so they snake upward. Going vertical might also mean placing pots on window ledges for a decorative element. What to plant: clematis and climbing hydrangeas
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Cut from the Same Cloth
“Turkey Tracks” is a 19th-century quiltmaking pattern that has the appearance of little wandering feet. Patterns like the tracks, and their traditions and myths, have been passed down through the generations, from their frontier beginnings to today, where a generation of makers has embraced the material as a means of creating something new. Olivia Jondle is one such designer. Here, she’s taken an early turkey track-pattern quilt, cut it into various shapes, and stitched the pieces together, adding calico and other fabric remnants as needed. The result is a trench coat she calls the Pale Calico Coat. Her designs are for sale at The Rusty Bolt, Jondle’s small-batch fashion company based in St. Louis. —SAMANTHA STEVENSON
A background in sculpture trained artist Aly Ytterberg to see objects more fully.
A Modern Story
How a little log cabin went from being a home to a guest house
IN GOOD TIME
With the help of interior designer Robert Idol, a Kirkwood couple creates a home that pays homage to the past, yet feels just right for their modern young family.
"Food Raconteur” Ashok Nageshwaran wants to tell you a story.
The Right Move
New shops and showrooms bring exciting opportunities for local designers, makers, and arts organizations to sell their wares to home enthusiasts here and everywhere.
Painter and gardener Lauren Knight branches out.
Chris Mower of White Stable Farms discovered the Japanese style of gardening in Italy. Now, he’s bringing it to St. Louis.
Letters, icons, and illustrations that speak in a hand-drawn language
AUDRA's New Digs
Audra Noyes, of the Saint Louis Fashion Fund Incubator’s first class, opens an atelier in Ladue.
A turn-of-the-century terrace house in Sydney has taken on a curvaceous new persona with a softly feminine and whimsical update by Arent & Pyke.
Terraced back on its sloping site this Sydney eastern suburbs house makes the most of the ocean outlook with a simple, quietly luxurious design.
The Long Game
Slowly but very surely, a rundown terrace house in Sydney’s inner west has evolved into a spectacular family home.
Between Nowhere And The Kunene
The vast plains of Namibia end on the banks of the Kunene River, which forms the border with Angola. Travel up the Skeleton Coast to the mouth of the Kunene for scenery, shipwrecks, and fishing where very few have fished before.
गमलों में टैरेस गार्डन बनाने की तकनीक
दुनिया में कई देशों को अपनी चपेट में ले चुके कोरोना वायरस को विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन यानी डब्लूएचओ ने एक महामारी ऐलान कर दिया है.
The Structured Approach
Cut down on gardening chores and water usage by replacing plants and lawn with attractive hard landscaping elements
PLANNING TO CREATE A ROOFTOP GARDEN?
Given the rising need and love for greenery in the urban environment, Terrace Gardens are becoming increasingly popular. However, you must consider a few things before jumping in to create one.
Out in the country
View To A Thrill
A panorama that’s as pretty as the property itself? That’s certainly something we’d pay an asking price for
Plotting The Patio
If you are lucky enough to have a rooftop terrace - turning it into a terrace garden acts as an extension of your home. A sign of getting close to nature says Manjari Sharma of Wagma Designs