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Upcoming Holiday Bazaar with Lila B. Design November 14, 2011

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Looking for a way to bring your holidays to life? How about a Bazaar featuring the best in city-grown botanicals and more?

Join Lila B. Design at
Stable Cafe, 2128 Folsom St, San Francisco, Ca
December 11th from 10am to 4pm

Warm your hands around a drink, savor some fresh pie by Three Babes Bakeshop, be dazzled by Carrie Kjellesvik‘s modern handcrafted jewels, and last (but not least) say hello to us and check out our newest living arrangements. If you’re visiting at Noon, we’ll provide you with some of our methods on how to make your very own holiday gift. And at 1pm you’ll tap your toes to some old time ‘feel-good’ music until we close up shop at four.

photos by sophie de lignerolles and tinywater photography

What Grows? July 26, 2010

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Blooming favorites from our very own growing grounds known as ‘The Lot Garden’.

‘City Grown’ flowers and their fabulous June 2010 photos taken by Lila B’s Sophie de Lignerolles.

Favorites from the Lot Garden: The Smoke Tree or Cotinus Coggygria April 28, 2010

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Why we love it: The plumes of this plant make a sublime and elegant statement- providing incredibly smokey focal pieces in floral arrangements, while the leaves make perfect boutonniere backings.

You may not know: The root and the stem of this magical plant were traditionally cultivated for a vibrant yellow-orange dye.

What makes it ideal for the lot garden: This plant is not only beautiful… but very hardy.  It is quite happy in a large pot and made cheerful by a trim now and again.   The chartreuse variety stays vibrant and green, providing shade throughout the summer.

Tips for growing your own: Don’t add too much water and be sure there is fast drainage.  Watering can be infrequent and direct sun can be minimal.

A Feast for your Eyes December 3, 2009

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San Francisco Chronicle
November 29, 2009
Sunday Home & Garden Feature
5 feasts for the eyes
Tabletop inspiration from the talent behind S.F.’s Dining by Design

Designer Gil Mendez collaborates with Murray’s Iron Works, Anthem, and Lila B. to create a San Miquel de Allende inspired dining room.

In featured feast #4, Lila B. creates a ‘fresh take on
traditional centerpieces’ and writer Anh-Minh Le offers it up as an ‘idea to steal’.
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photos by www.macdonaldphoto.com

Art with Nature’s Oddities and RePurposing with Lila B. November 19, 2009

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San Francisco Chronicle
November 1, 2009 
Chantal Lamers
Sunday Home & Garden Feature
Art from nature’s oddities
Unexpected displays bring rooms to life

 

Baylor Chapman’s San Francisco home isn’t about formal floral centerpieces or huge houseplants. For the sought-after designer, known for sustainable gardens and floral arrangements, home is about personal touches, repurposing materials and using nature’s knickknacks to their utmost potential.

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