A pink rose that rosarian David Austin himself calls “possibly the best rose we’ve ever bred,” ‘Olivia Rose Austin’ blooms up to three weeks earlier than most English roses. The soft pink flowers have a fruity scent and are backed by dark green foliage; the bushes grow to 3-½ feet tall and have strong disease-resistance.
The street view was an important component for the owner of this boutique. West 5th Street is a busy street in Austin and it was important for her to have mannequins displayed in pop out windows with open views into the store.
Kitchen Cousins John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino transformed a tiny kitchenette-style space into this impressive and versatile new kitchen with an open feel and free-flowing access to surrounding rooms. Walls were removed to remedy a confining, maze-like arrangement, and the floor plan for the kitchen as well as surrounding spaces was substantially reconfigured.
‘Imogen,’ another shrub rose from English breeder David Austin, has a button eye, like most so-called Old Roses (a class of roses grown before hybrid teas debuted around 1867). Its lemon-yellow buds open to frilly flowers that gradually become cream-colored. Michael Marriott, an Austin rose expert, recommends growing it with soft blue and lilac perennial flowers. 'Imogen's' scent is a mix of fresh apple and almond with a touch of musk and cloves. Grow it in zones 5 to 9 and expect flowers from early summer till frost.
This skillfully remodeled, urban home sits on large lot in the center of the most desired zip code in central Austin, Texas. The bungalow has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate casita with a full bath.
The actual containers used in this home are concealed behind the duplex, and mirror each other, just as the duplex units mirror each other with two bedrooms and three bathrooms. Similarly to designer Patrice Rios’ own container, these function as either an office or guesthouse. Neither contains a bathroom, but there’s easy access to one on the first floor of each unit. Rios is currently designing another duplex in the city that will incorporate shipping containers inside the home.
Winner of an RHS Award of Garden Merit, ‘Grace’ has apricot-colored blooms that combine beautifully with dark red and purple flowers and foliage. Grow this tree rose for its repeat blooms, warm perfume and exceptionally healthy performance in the garden.
A fully outfitted home gym features a wall of mirrors and a view of the stone garden wall. The contemporary space has the same neutral color palette and warm wood finishes as the rest of the home, which blends contemporary fixtures and finishes with Tuscan touches.