BACKYARD RETREAT When sustainable building advisor Megan Lea set out to build a backyard retreat, she knew that reclaimed materials would figure prominently into the design. What resulted is a polychrome of salvaged 100-year-old barnwood by West Salem-based Barnwood Naturals that makes the facade of this Bernard Maybeck-inspired design as unique as it is enviornmentally friendly.
A clever English cottage garden near Barnsley House in Gloucestershire, England. These tall growing boxes made from stone are brilliant and add vertical interest to the garden. Vine-type plants bring character and a free hanging feel. www.ModernCrowd.com