"The garden with a house in its middle" focuses on the landscape design of the Cottage Living idea house in Evanston. Guillermo Castellanos of MITO did the work, a nearly grass-free low maintenance setting for the newly built Arts and Crafts-style cottage. The idea home is open for public tours through September 3, details here. Also from H&G this week:
Spin City: With Lollapalooza around the corner, some music themed items for the home: Vintage lp coasters from Vinylux at Fly Bird and "Moonlight Sonata" sheets from garnethill.com.
Gimme Shelter: We love this feature...Karen Klages reviews upcoming issues of home magazines: Shop Smart, Craft, Metropolis, Elle Decor and Cottage Living.
Urban Balcony : A couple with an Irving Park condo get a professional balcony makeover...his mom is a garden designer. Includes details on the plants Eileen Klehr chose to cozy-up a bland outside space, such as the "Sundial Scarlet" porulaca pictured above.