Category Archives: Tropical Style

Open-Air Living in the Mountains of Bali

A former London city slicker, Simon Evans made the move from an urban apartment to this darkened tropical home among the trees. He worked together with local business Bali GreenWorld to design and construct his new home — a two-story 377-square-foot construction made entirely out of locally sourced materials. And he cleared out all the […]

Fantastic Design Plant:' Canna'Pretoria'

After the frost of winter and spring is receding along with the anticipation of poolside barbecues and al fresco dining is on the horizon, so it’s time to prepare for lush summer blossoms. For the greatest summer exclamation plant, Sasha Newman of Little Miracles Designs indicates Canna ‘Pretoria’ because of its statement-making foliage and blossoms. […]

The Indoor Gardener: Reconsider Fabulous Ferns

If you hear the term “fern” and shudder over 1970s flashbacks of macramé planters, it is time to rethink this humble houseplant for decorating your home today. Ferns are available in many sizes and shapes, in the delicate maidenhair to the manly staghorn, so there’s sure to be one which suits your tastes. No matter […]