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By: Sara Cation
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Rustic garden room. Author: Michael Nangreaves

High or Low
Jun 26, 2014

High/low: Rustic garden room

By: Sara Cation

We created two variations of the same rustic garden room to prepare you for spring -- can you tell which is high and which is low?


Rusticity reigns in this gorgeous garden room that's got us so geared up for spring, we wanted to create it twice -- on budgets befitting the novice gardeners out there, as well as the horticultural heavyweights.
 

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Can you tell the difference?

 

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Rustic garden room

Which is high and which is low?

 

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Rustic garden room

High: $2,814

• PENDANT LIGHT, Traditional French ceramic rise-and-fall, Chair Table Lamp,$495. • VASE, Small recycled glass Florita, Crate and Barrel, $40. • GARDEN HAND FORK, Sneeboer stainless steel Forged Weeding, Lee Valley Tools, $49. • PLANTER, Campo Classics naturally mossed terracotta Short Nursery, Campo de' Fiori, $39 US. • PLANTER, Campo Classics naturally mossed terracotta Aged Victorian, Campo de' Fiori, $24 US. • PLANT MISTER, Haws metal in Brass, Sheridan Nurseries, $25. • TERRARIUM, Campo Classics medium naturally mossed terracotta and hand-blown glass, Campo de' Fiori, $173 US. • MILK CRATE, Vintage wooden, Antique Crates, $80. • WATERING CAN, Haws metal Professional Long Reach in Titanium, Fresh Home & Garden,$100. • FLOOR TILES, Aparici porcelain Sonar in Ice 5" x 36", The Tile Store, $1,560 ($13 per sq. ft.). • STOOL, Black metal Turner, Crate and Barrel, $229. • TABLE, Zinc Rustic Farmhouse in Sand 84" x 38" x 31", Shelter. • PLANTS, Sheridan Nurseries. • STOOL, Kantelberg & Co.

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

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Low: $1,301

• PENDANT LIGHT, Powder-coated steel Ranarp, IKEA, $40. • VASE, Recycled glass Bottle, Walmart, $18. • GARDEN HAND FORK, Esschert's Garden steel with oak handle, Sheridan Nurseries, $13. • PLANTER, Terracotta 8", Sheridan Nurseries, $3. • PLANTER, Terracotta 4", Sheridan Nurseries, $1. • PLANT MISTER, Nickel-plated brass, Lee Valley Tools, $16. • CLOCHE, Small glass Bell Jar, Sheridan Nurseries, $30. • SAUCER, glazed ceramic in Celadon Green, Sheridan Nurseries, $8. • MILK CRATE, Medium wood and metal, HomeSense, $25. • WATERING CAN, Galvanized aluminum, Sheridan Nurseries, $18. • FLOOR TILES, Aparici porcelain Lumber in Ice 6" x 24", The Tile Store, $960 ($8 per square foot). • STOOL, Mango wood and cast iron Contact, CB2,$169.

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

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Garden tools: Scissors and shears

Both China and Japan are renowned for the quality of their blades, so it's easy to see why top gardeners turn to the East for the toughest garden tools, such as scissors and shears. But for us decor aficionados, it also doesn't hurt that their sleek, curvy shapes look as good on display as they do in our hands. 1. Tajika Haruo Ironworks large hand-forged copper scissors, Mjölk, $85. 2. Tajika Haruo Ironworks large hand-forged iron branch and root shears, Mjölk, $140. 3. Hand-forged iron and steel Traditional Chinese scissors, Lee Valley Tools, $17 per set of 4.

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

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Terrariums

Even the most serial of plant killers can keep greenery in a terrarium alive -- set in its own humid eco-system, it requires few waterings, so you and your black thumb can rest easy. Still lack the confidence that you can make plants thrive? Why not enclose and objet you love on a tuft of fresh moss? LEFT: Campo Classics medium naturally mossed terracotta and hand-blown glass terrarium, Campo de' Fiori, $173 US. RIGHT: Small glass Bell Jar cloche and glazed ceramic saucer in Caledon Green, Sheridan Nurseries, $30 and $8.

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

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Flooring: Wood-look porcelain

Can you identify the type of wood that was used for these wonderfully weathered floorboards? Trick question! They're actually Aparici wood-look porcelain tiles, delivering the natural aged depth of old hardwood, sans all the upkeep. Each tile has a unique texture so your floor will look far from uniform. Case in point? Numbers 4 and 6 above are from the same collection. 1. Lumber in Dark 6" X 24", $8 per sq. ft. 2. Lumber in Vestige 6" X 24" , $8 per sq. ft. 3. Lumber in Ice 6" X 24", $8 per sq. ft. 4. Sonar in Vestige 5" X 36", $13 per sq. ft. 5. Sonar in Ice 5" X 36", $13 per sq. ft. 6. Sonar in Vestige 5" X 36", $13 per sq. ft. All Aparici wood-look tiles are from The Tile Store.

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

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Garden accessories: Pots

It's amazing how a little patina on your garden accessories can transport you straight to Tuscany, where everything is more beautiful because of its old age. Here, rough-hewn wooden crates display pretty planters of various shapes and sizes - perfect not only for creating a casual-chic vignette but also for transplanting and giving potted gifts. 1. Botanical Series medium naturally mossed terracotta aged Clematis, Campo de' Fiori, $49 US. 2. Campo Classics small naturally mossed terracotta aged octagonal, Campo de' Fiori, $32 US. 3. Glazed ceramic, HomeSense, $4. 4. Ceramic New Basin in Foam Beige, Sheridan Nurseries, $18. 5. 5 glazed ceramic, HomeSense, $6. 6. Terracotta (painted), Sheridan Nurseries, $1. 7. Terracotta (painted), Sheridan Nurseries, $3. 8. Botanical Series medium naturally mossed terracotta aged Campanula, Campo de' Fiori, $98 US. 9. Terracotta, Sheridan Nurseries, from $1.

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

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Garden tools: Hand fork

A garden hand fork is ideal for planting, transplanting, weeding, mixing soil and more. And because this versatile tool is so often in use, it's important to choose a high-quality one with an ergonomic wooden handle like these. 1. Stainless steel Indoor Jekyll Weeder and Indoor Cultivator with beech handle, Lee Valley Tools, $18 and $20. 2. Esschert's Garden steel with oak handle, Sheridan Nurseries, $13. 3. English-Style Hand Tools stainless steel with maple handle, Lee Valley Tools, $18.

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

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Farmhouse trestle tables

With their rustic finishes and industrial-chic framework, farmhouse trestle tables welcome the added character of spilled soil, scratches, water rings and dents. So bring it on -- and don't hestitate to bang them up. You've got gardening to do! 1. Polystyrene and aluminum Union Trestle, 72" x 36" x 29", Crate and Barrel, $999. 2. Wormy Maple San Remo, 84" x 42" x 30", Woodcraft, $3,580. 3. Abbott eucalyptus and galvanized zinc Rectangular Fixed, 84" x 32" x 30", Pottery Barn, $1,799.  

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home
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