Midcentury Modern with Pastels

Pastel /pa’stel/ noun, plural: pastels 1. a soft and delicate shade of a color. “the subtlest of pastels and creams” “She decorated with soft hues and pastels to create a feeling of calm, relaxed atmosphere”     Subtle. Calm. Relaxed. Pastels bring out a soft side in decor and they’re trending because they bring a rejuvenated…

3 Garden Trends We Love

Going for something fresh and modern this summer? Switch it up with a minimalist look, structural background, or try going waterless. Here are a few garden trends we adore at BOXHILL.   Minimalist…ish. Okay so not crazy minimalism. But gardens don’t have to be over the top either. Subtle textures and minimal color pallets are…

Bring the Outdoors Inside: How to include natural elements in your interior living space for a serene and earthy summer home aesthetic.

A home has to be inviting, cozy and comfortable and there’s no better way to amp up the fuzzy feeling factor than with a touch of the great outdoors. Colorful plants, trickling streams and warm sunshine are the relaxing and exotic elements of the outdoors that can be brought inside. Here are some clever ideas…

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…


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


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!


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!



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!


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.