Last weekend the Wall Street Journal ran an article on a couple who, at Mick Jagger’s urging, bought a grand house just outside of London. Gael and Francesco Boglione bought Petersham House in 1997 and a few years later purchased the nursery next door. What makes the story so inspiring is that the Boglione’s are not gardeners, yet they transformed the run-down nursery into an enchanting destination where you can buy plants, homewares, furniture and have lunch in the cafe or tea in the teahouse. The restaurant, which started in a shed, can now handle hundreds of diners.
As we move into summer and move our lives outdoors, I am drawn to places like Petersham Nurseries– places that encourage me to create a welcoming and stylishly bohemian outdoor living space. Forget the expensive furniture from the fancy garden center, found and reclaimed pieces with cushions in fun, all-weather fabrics are the way to go. And maybe a few chickens for good measure.
Slingback kitten-heel satin pumps
Double-breasted cotton pea coat
Pierce medium black leather bag
Hammock small grained-leather tote
Wide-leg cropped jeans
Utility twill and lace mini skirt
Pierce mini leather bag
Ric-rac trimmed dress
Linen wrap top
Brodie satin wide-leg pants
Wide Notched Lapel Jacket