DIY: How to lay a brick sidewalk

DIY: How to lay a brick sidewalk

Last week we shared the steps Bob and I took to build the retaining wall at our home, “Cypress.” Now we’re thrilled to share another outdoor project — how to lay a sidewalk. For our example, we used bricks that had been recovered when we...
Our Secret Garden

Our Secret Garden

At Cypress, Bob and I treat our outdoor spaces like we treat our indoors, keeping in mind textures, colors and balance. In our final video on outdoor living and design, we explore our “secret garden,” including plants, design, size and nature in general....
Outside at Cypress: Landscape Planning

Outside at Cypress: Landscape Planning

As a life rule, I am a believer in using experts to help me out with things that I may not know a lot about. I am so excited to be joined by landscape architect Leslie Elving, who is planning and designing my  new backyard at Cypress. One of the things I am most...