Brightly striped outdoor daybeds, an opulent Paris palace restored, how to grow your own bouquets, and more on our radar this weekend:
- Paris’s Hôtel de la Marine opened to the public this month for the first time in 250 years after a painstaking process of stripping the 18th century building back to its original interiors. “What we did was to restore every detail as you would restore a painting, uncovering layer by layer,” one of the project leads told the New York Times. Take a look at the tiniest details restored via the NYT.
- California’s quest to save Western monarch butterflies. (Read more about the plight—and what you can do—in Monarch Butterflies Are Nearing Extinction: 5 Ways to Help on Gardenista.)
- Now more than ever is a good time to support artists and artisans in lieu of big box stores—what the online marketplace Wescover calls “purchasing with purpose.” Read more here.
- New from A-Street Prints and Remodelista favorite Anthony D’Argenzio of Zio + Sons: a collection of wall coverings and papers (including one with the look of aged plaster and another inspired by vintage wallpaper Anthony uncovered in his renovation, This Old Hudson).
- A simple red fruit salad for short but sweet strawberry season, via 101 Cookbooks.
- Justine’s 8 tried and tested, unfussy ways to keep sand out of the summer cottage.
- And 7 tips for growing a cutting garden (even in a tiny space).