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Inspiration for beautiful outdoor spaces—from untamed to highly manicured gardens—abounds in this gorgeous book. Dozens of gardens are profiled, and each includes a “Steal This Look” feature that contains tips (and sometimes resources) to help readers emulate the design. I loved reading about how travel, history, or well-known landscapes (like the High Line in New York) influenced many of the featured gardeners. I can imagine that Gardenista will be a similar source of inspiration.
Named a Best Gift Book for Gardeners by The New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Domino magazine, and Goop.
The team behind the inspirational design sites Gardenista.com and Remodelista.com presents an all-in-one manual for making your outdoor space as welcoming as your living room. Tour personality-filled gardens around the world and re-create the looks with no-fail planting palettes. Find hundreds of design tips and easy DIYs, editors’ picks of 100 classic (and stylish) objects, a landscaping primer with tips from pros, over 200 resources, and so much more.
About the Author
Gardenista’s editor in chief, Michelle Slatalla, created and launched the sister site of Remodelista in 2012. Previously, Slatalla was a columnist for the New York Times, Time, and Real Simple. She is the author of six books (including five cowritten with her husband, Josh Quittner). She lives in Mill Valley, California.
“[This book has] something for anyone interested in horticulture and outdoor living—stylish gardens and exterior spaces, DIY projects, a shopping guide to top products, and expert tips.”
“These well-loved spaces are also well lived-in. Slatalla is warm, approachable, lively—and chic. But she lets us in on everyone’s secrets with sections labeled ‘Steal This Look.’ . . . She suggests ideas for paths, fire pits and foot showers, tips for drainage solutions, and a shopping directory that made me reach for my credit card.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“If you love Gardenista.com, sister site to Remodelista.com, you’ll be as happy as I am to have a photo-rich look-book for modernist gardens in hand. The focus is international, with up-to-the minute planting ideas, including lots of tempting DIY projects.”
“Full of ideas to copy for those with not much time.”
—World of Interiors
“Access to some of the most glamorous green spaces from Isabel Marant’s own LA oasis to London interiors maven Rose Uniacke’s artfully designed conservatory, along with solid advice on how to, in true Gardenista style, ‘steal the look.’ Beyond the access to beautiful garden spaces, the editors offer up evergreen advice for DIY projects outdoors and the best sources for garden furniture and tools. It’s a bit of a Garden Design 101.”
“Lust-worthy gardens in a vast array of styles and settings . . . it’s a source you’ll return to again and again over a lifetime in pursuit of both big landscaping transformations and weekend projects. As visually enchanting as it is brimming with practical advice, Gardenista shows readers that, just as with interior design, there are countless ways to create an attractive and functional outdoor living space—from wild and loose to tailored and lavish, from rustic to minimalist and everything in between.”
—BookPage, Top Lifestyles Pick
“This book by Slatalla (editor-in-chief of the website Gardenista) consolidates years of research and practical experimentation for transforming the basic garden or back yard into an extension of indoor living space. More than mere garden planning, the book explores the additional elements of furnishings, accessories, accoutrements and color, integrating nature and luxury to create an outdoor home setting as a place of personal retreat. Horticultural advice is also woven into the plan. . . . Aided by 480 color photographs, this beautiful book showcases innovative gardening concepts based upon real homes, highlighting details—the placement of beeswax tea candles, tablecloth clamps, and butterfly chairs—in harmony with shade trees, hedge shrubs, and stone walls. The end result is a display of outdoor living space that integrates plants, color, balance, design, and also functionality. Color photos.”
"A big bouquet of ideas that you can digest over the winter and use to inspire your own outdoor space come spring."
“Includes lushly photographed tours of 12 enviable gardens and planning guides for a variety of climates and colour palettes. The most gorgeous gardening book I’ve seen in ages.”
—The Bookseller (U.K.)