Your Secret Garden - A Guide to Bringing the Outdoors Indoors
Dining Al Fresco at our Former Beach Home at our annual Garden Party (we know those suckers miss us LOL)
We at Thomas Fuchs Creative as a design and product company with our online store are always trying to help us all dream via our blog and our product helping you the reader reimagine your space giving wings to your dreams and turing your spaces into, what Oprah Winfrey says "spaces that rise up and greet you when you walk into your home".
As we all sit in our Apts, Studios, Homes and living spaces we all retrieve into our metaphorical secret gardens mentally and physically.
As I sit in our apt scrolling thru my instagram feed I came across none other than Carlos Mota ( @casamota on instagram) interiors and style consultant his home in the Dominican Republic published by World of Interiors , his posting pictures of Les Jardins de Quatre Vent this got me thinking of putting together everything green on a table top!
March 2020 Issue of Elle Decor featuring our paper think #handblownglass Candy Murano Glass Drinking Glasses by Style Director Parker Larson
As we day dream about long weekends in tropical places we get excited and imagine green of the palms and blues of the breaches and yellows of the sun. We travel with our latest iphones and gadgets capturing images and landscapes that give us oxygen when we are back at our desk.
We wanted to give you a few easy tips in setting your dining table and bringing your secret garden to life into your home. Here are a few options you can recreate indoor and outdoor to bring colour and oxygen into your home.
Step 1: Find plants in your neighbourhood big enough to use as placemats or buy ours ;-)
Step 2: Take a table and place it in your garden or patch of grass
Step 3: Layer your table with different heights making arrangements out of the monstera leaves votive candles bought at Michael's
Step 4: Pick Glassware that pops with color and contrasts the green leaves or pick up a set of our Thomas Fuchs drinking glasses
Step 5: Make sure your seating plan is cohesive and people are sat next to other people who have something in common, try not to seat couples together if it is ultimately necessary seat the couples across from each other
Artist Nitaker w/ My Mother Usha Mahtani
I was always inspired by palms and monstera leaves. From growing up in Jamaica when my mother always made me look up at trees and marvel at the shape of their roots to their leaves to Artist Nitaker and her husband Bruce serving as my summer and xmas retreat from boarding school where Anita had a small plant shop in Eze along with watching Sir Richard Attenborough documentaries on our earth to legendary music producer Quincy Jones song Secret Garden.
Artist Nitaker in front of Richard Orlinski Sculpture from "Born Wild" Series
Renown Artist Nitaker with her "Back to Nature" Series and being so avant garde with her version of "Tiger King" painted on a reclaimed tree trunk in her garden
"The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)" is a song by Quincy Jones, featuring American R&B singers Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge, and Barry White. It was released as a single from Jones's album, Back on the Block (1989). The single peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Black Singles chart for one week in 1990. It also reached number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 26 on the Adult Contemporary chart, and number 67 on the UK Singles Chart. "The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)" was written by Jones, Rod Temperton, Siedah Garrett, and DeBarge and produced by Jones.