99 PUMPKIN IDEAS FROM LIVE OUTSIDE

Greeting LIVE OUTSIDE-ers!  We’ve been busy preparing our homes for Fall, and we’ve rounded up the most adorable selection of pumpkin ideas for you…99 pumpkin ideas, to be exact! We’re planning on trying out a few of these in the coming weeks, and we’d love to see what you guys are doing, too!  Comment below, and let us know how your tips and tricks for holiday decor.  But for now…THE PUMPKINS!!

99 Pumpkin Ideas — DIY Inspiration

TUCSON MODERNISM WEEK

  Tucson Modernism Week 2014 Celebrating our 3rd year here in Tucson, Tucson Modernism Week has now grown to 2 full weeks of events. We decided to do an inspiration board for Modernism week, for 3 Story magazine for their Ground Floor section, check out the article their garden writer Darbi wrote about mid-century gardens. For more…

CBS’S “FIX IT & FINISH IT” WITH BOXHILL

Earlier this year, we were busy putting together some fabulous red and white products for our Valentine’s Day sale, and we received the most exciting phone call, ever—CBS’s “Fix It & Finish It” was coming to Tucson, Arizona, and two of our colleagues had been chosen as featured designers.  They were tasked with making over a midtown home, and they needed BOXHILL’s help!  A design show on CBS, a fabulous backyard makeover from Boxhill Design, and Antonio Sabato, Jr.?  Oh, yeah.  We were SO in!

HOMEMADE FLOUR TORTILLAS

What’s cooking, LIVE OUTSIDEers??

If there’s one thing we know in the Desert Southwest, it’s tortillas. We’ve been making huge batches to eat (and freeze for later,) so today, we thought we’d share our favorite, homemade tortilla recipe with you!

If you’ve never tried homemade tortillas, well…you’re just letting the best in life pass you by!  They’re flaky and delicious, and oh-so easy to make.  Trust us — we’re all about easy, and this recipe is as easy as it comes.  Give it a try!

GET NAUTICAL WITH BOXHILL + SYDNEY BALLESTEROS

 

Ahoy Matey!  Anchors Away!

This week at LIVE OUTSIDE, we’re digging the nautical vibe.  We recruited fellow fashion sailor, Sydney Ballesteros, of Golden Girl of the West blog, to bring you some sea-worthy goodness for your home and outdoor space.  Aaaaaand, we’ve got some adorable DIY projects that will help you get your nautical wardrobe looking ship-shape!

SYDNEY’S DÉCOR PICS

Syd loves outdoor entertaining, so she instantly gravitated towards the collection of Amalfi Melamine Tableware.  These plates and serving pieces are a cheeky twist on a classic china pattern.  Crabs, fish, lobsters, seahorses, octopuses, and whales POP against a navy blue background.  (Or, pick up a set of the same patterns on classic white.)  Durable melamine is dishwasher-safe and kid-friendly.  We can’t think of a sweeter addition to your picnic tables!  Pair them up with a chic set of grey and cream Maritime Coasters, for a touch of sophistication.

SUMMER LOVIN’…BOXHILL + MATCHBOOK MAGAZINE

Greetings, LIVE OUTSIDE-ers!  We’re sending a splash of summer love out to YOU — our intrepid readers and all-around bons vivants!

The summer is only halfway finished, and already we find ourselves making a mental scrapbook of the FLASHy-est, SMASHy-est and SPLASHy-est events that have made this summer one for our record books!

SHOW SOME SUMMER FLASH!

 

The staff at LIVE OUTSIDE has teamed up with creative director and stylist Sydney Ballesteros, of Golden Girl of the West blog, to bring you a “curated collabo” of both summer furnishings, and summer fashion.

Rustic Party Table Decorations

Hey, LIVE OUTSIDE-ers!  We hope you had a fantastic 4th of July holiday.  One of our staffers celebrated Independence Day at a lake house, at a week-long family reunion. She was tagged at the last minute for table decorations, and we were so thrilled with what she put together, that we just had to share it with you!

Since the party was already at a lake, she decided that a glitzy tablescape would be neither appropriate, nor appreciated, at this 4th of July potluck.  Instead, she opted to match the laid-back attitude with inspiration she took from our Rustic Modern post, earlier this year.

Look at the Stars…They Shine for You

“We are a way for the universe to know itself. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We are made of star stuff.”  —  Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan once famously stated that we were all made up of “star stuff” — it’s such a romantic notion, and one that’s endlessly inspiring!  This week, our adventurous product scouts have rounded up our favorite “star stuff” — it’s a curated collection of items that are cosmic, twinkling, and bursting with style.

Outdoor Hollywood Regency

Greetings, Outdoor Afficionados!  This week at LIVE OUTSIDE, we are vibing off of a timeless style known as Hollywood Regency.

Hollywood Regency is all about glitz, glamour, and opulence.  Crystal chandeliers, lacquered furniture, and ornate, over-sized mirrors abound!  Plush, velvety fabrics, and exotic antiques from around the world look smashing against this style’s small-scaled furniture, with simple silhouettes.  For us at LIVE OUTSIDE, this is a very workable combination.  It combines our love of unadorned modern style with the nostalgia of treasured family heirlooms.  Bring those old favorites down from the attic!

Let’s Have a Picnic!

  There’s something about the idea of a picnic that feels so nostalgic.  As a child, the idea of eating lunch at somewhere other than the kitchen table inspired wide-eyed excitement in all of us.  Mom would get the old, family quilt out of the closet.  We would scramble to gather beach balls, toys, Frisbees,…