Home and Garden Beautiful


“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece” 


― Claude Monet


Campbell House, Ulster American Folk Park by Paul Meets, flickr









“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.”


– Cesar Chavez



Design by Matthew Quinn, Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio






“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”


– Melody Beattie


Checks, love.




Recques-sur-Course, France (by Sébastien Croës)



“The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.” 



– Abraham Lincoln







Main water parterre, with the decorative “Monatschlössl” casino.



The gardens of Hellbrunn, laid out 1613-1619, are Austria’s most notable Italianate gardens. Despite the baroque origin, Hellbrunn has a strong renaissance feel and features making it perhaps the single garden most capable of evoking earlier (and lost) examples of Italian water gardens such as Pratolino, which had directly influenced its creation.







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