Some catching up on magazines brought up some backyard inspiration - like this sitting area that MUST be copied in the backyard...or even frontyard:
Now that we spent the money on grass and a sprinkler system, I'm bummed that we didn't just gravel it with potted lemon trees.
I love the idea of using Pampas Grass - they get tall and cover a ton of ground. Again, could look pretty insane in a gravel yard...surrounded by potted lemon trees.
Tony Duquette's Backyard - could be another blog post all unto itself. Probably should be:
Mid-Century Modern is not lost in me. And when I see takes of it like this I get inspired; but I know I could never soup-to-nuts have the look...I just like eccentricity way too much:
Lazy Day Inspiration provided by: Architectural Digest and Vanity Fair