Best Hostess Holiday Gift

Attending a party for the 4th? Here are a few ideas for bringing back the “lost art of the hostess gift.”  After all, it’s the hostess that does all of the party planning…why not bring her a special gift that shows her how much you appreciate her efforts? Gardener Hostess If your hostess is a…

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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

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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DWELL ON DESIGN: TOP TEN OUTDOOR PRODUCTS

It has now been six days since our we were at the 2013 Dwell On Design Conference in Los Angeles, and as promised we have comprised a list of the Top Ten Best Outdoor Discoveries! After countless hours of interviewing and photographing designers, vendors and architects, LiveOutsideBlog and Boxhill is pleased to present the following…

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: HAPPY HUESDAY!

Huesday is a day focusing on color. We take an inspirational image, create a color palette, and add outdoor products so you may visualize the end result. This week, Boxhill is inspired by the Bohemian Style: colors that are rich, cultural accents and historic patterns. We want to spark you to create your own Boho…

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INTO THE GREAT NEON!

Welcome to the wonderful world of neon. Our inspiration comes from InStyle’s article on Stacey Bendet, the designer of Alice+Olivia. Bendet’s hunger for chic, outgoing color combinations and prints make us go Oh La La! Neon is loud, its proud, and just like Stacey Bendet, it’s darn sexy! For all things neon, follow us on…

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