All Things Tropical: Create Your Own Backyard Oasis

At BOXHILL, we’re inspired by the vibrant and fresh jungle look of outdoor tropical style. Bright colors, palm trees, sunshine..who doesn’t love it? Here are a few tips for creating the ultimate outdoor tropical vibe in your own yard! Go Green Add plants. Lots of them. And don’t be afraid to go a little overboard. Mixing…

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…

5.0 SHADES OF GREY

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So, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that “grey” is the most talked-about color for February 2015.  In honor of this popular hue, we’ve decided to feature a selection of five (5.0) of the most glorious grey items offered by BOXHILL.

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,…

Mom’s Day Gift Ideas

We took an internal poll and decided that the best gifts for mom are the ones that make her feel pampered and beautiful.  To most, that means you buy her a back-up bottle of her regular perfume, or maybe replenish some of her makeup.  However, if you’re looking to go the extra mile this year,…

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo a todos los amigos de LIVE OUTSIDE! The standard fare for Cinco de Mayo includes an array of southwestern favorites:  Guacamole, chips and salsa, street tacos, enchiladas, and delicious homemade tortillas.  We say YUM!  (Oh, and you CAN’T forget the tequila, limes, and cervezas…por supuesto que no.)  But, when we think…

It’s Spring at Boxhill!

“I love Spring anywhere, but if I could choose, I would always greet it in a garden.” — Ruth Stout

Spring is here, and we at LIVE OUTSIDE couldn’t be more excited!  It’s the King of Seasons, and it has also become our King of Reasons…like, the reason we give to justify anything.  Observe us in action”

“I want to paint my front door yellow!”  “Why?”  “Um…because it’s Spring?”

“I want to make a big batch of lemon-thyme water!”    “Why?”  “Because it’s Spring.”

“I need to buy an entirely new wardrobe in white, centered around signature pastel accessories, and especially — but not limited to — mint green.”  “Uh, what??  Why?”  “BECA– USE.  IT’S.  SPRING.”

See?  It works for everything!