Wild At Heart: Boho Garden

by Melissa Goldstein

With all due respect to the immaculately manicured Tuileries and the pristine rose beds of London's Regent's Park, there's nothing we love more than an overgrown, organically unkempt garden--the kind that feels as though it belongs to an eccentric, well-traveled baroness whose estate has fallen into disrepair. So rather than focusing your energies on pruning, we think you should leave your horticulture untamed, and spend your time rooting out eclectic props. We've done the dirty work for you, trolling the outdoors market for our favorite secret-garden-feeling accessories. There should be the right mix of leisure-enhancing pieces--a boldly patterned Bolivian hammock, say, or a double-decker fringed umbrella--and atmospheric touches: see these Pie Crust Planters. And don't forget your magic moment: a clawfoot bathtub turned planter perhaps, or simply a set of galvanized metal string party lights. What's that? You say you're yard-less? Don't despair. Remake the outdoor space you do have with a whimsical Pagoda-style birdcage, an exotic outdoor rug, a smattering of globally inspired pillows--and maybe a terrarium, you know, for the green part.

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Scoop Side Chair, $375
Horchow
Bolivian Hammock, $485
Laviva Home
 Doubledecker Umbrella, $3860
Santa Barbara Designs
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Pie Crust Planters, $30
Gore Dean  
Monaco Loveseat, $895
Serena & Lily
 Hagia Table, $1290
Unica Home
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 Diamond Rug, From $38
Dash & Albert
Found Olive Bucket, $65
Ballard Designs
Garden Game Set, $6500
Anthropologie
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Violetta Baltic Fabric, Sunbrella, $45
Sailbrite
 Galvanized String Lights, $20
Lamps Plus
 Gold Beehive Lantern, $15
Oriental Trading

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Photographs: 1. Courtesy Debra Cronin Designs  2. Courtesy Modern Antiques  3. Courtesy Gardenista 4. Courtesy Atelier D'Arte 5.Courtesy Kismet Tile  5.Courtesy 100 Layer Cake  6.Courtesy Moon to Moon 7.Courtesy Apartment Therapy  8. William Abranowicz 9. Courtesy The Design Files 10. Courtesy The Design Sponge 11. Courtesy Hanna Living  12. Courtesy Live Fast Magazine  13.Courtesy Gardenista   14.Courtesy Inspire Bohemia                               

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