While reunion-ing in Montecito, Scott and I stole away to Summerland for a bit
to wander the antique shops (this reminded me of why I fake my antiques).
A quick stroll around the sleepy shopping area brought us to Bo-tan-ik,
an inspiring little garden boutique.
I love the casual garden style they have on display.
~ lots of terra cotta pots, boxwood topiaries, wicker, and succulents ~
These woven willow obelisks were a fun discovery since I picked up two of them at my local Goodwill for about $4 each a few years ago. (You can see them here.) These ones were priced around $35 each.
I also spotted some golf ball kohuhu.
I've been hunting it lately. (More on that later.)
It looks a little like boxwood, but seems less woody.
The stems are very dark and contrast with the rounded evergreen leaves.
The succulent arrangements were beautiful.
I love the variety of texture and shape while keeping the color palette simple.
I guess I'm liking that indoors and out lately.
The garden vibe continued inside the shop with potted orchids,
lots of natural wood, and bold fabrics.
Love that vanishing threshold ~ bringing the outdoors in and the indoors out ~ thing.
Love living in Southern California where this style is not only beautiful, but practical too.
And I always love finding a little unexpected inspiration.