This Family’s Lush Landscape Is Full of Small Space Edible Gardening Ideas

Designing and planting a lush, abundant edible garden can seem like an impossible task when you don’t have much space to work with, but a little ingenuity can help you make the most of every inch of soil. Titi Liu became inspired to transform the limited landscaping around her home while walking by her neighbor’s yard in Palo Alto, California. In particular, the raised garden beds filled with fresh veggies caught her eye, and she soon found out that Leslie Bennett, owner of Pine House Edible Gardens, was behind the pretty, productive design. Bennett is known both for the gorgeous vegetable beds she creates for her clients, and for finding creative ways to weave in edibles throughout a landscape.

Caitlin Atkinson

Titi and Eric Liu decided to hire Bennett and landscape architect Holly Kuljian to help them reimagine their simple landscaping of mostly native ornamental plants as a more

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51 Small Kitchen Design Ideas That Make the Most of a Tiny Space

While small apartments and homes offer plenty of charm, they tend to be lacking when it comes to kitchen space. Luckily, there are tons of small kitchen ideas that maximize storage and efficiency. It’s all about working with the layout of your space, whether your kitchen is confined to a single wall, U-shaped, or tucked in a corner. Ahead, we’ve gathered 51 small kitchen design tips to help maximize your space. Whether you’re renovating and starting from scratch or just looking to refresh your existing space, you’ll want to give these a try!

1. Add a prep area

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© Emily Gilbert Photography

You may not have space to expand or add a full island, so think about bringing in a table that can do double duty as a spot for prep and dining. Even a narrow console can work as a spot to set tools and ingredients on while you

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Small Space, Big Style – Shavonda Gardner’s California Home

Influencer and designer Shavonda Gardner is a believer in slow, sustainable design. “Curating a home is a marathon, not a sprint,” is a mantra Shavonda repeats often to her followers and clients, but it’s also how she approaches her own home.

Shavonda and her wife, Naomi, were living in a basic builder house in Sacramento, California when they decided to trade their cookie-cutter home for a smaller place with old-school charm across town. The couple and their two children, Michael and Bryanna, downsized from a 2,400-square-foot house to a 1,200-square-foot cottage.

To make the two-bedroom home work for their family of four, Shavonda and Naomi took what had been the den and made it into their bedroom, and they gave the kids the two “real” bedrooms. The smaller space didn’t stop Shavonda from making bold choices with their decor—nor did it turn them into a family of minimalists. “Just because

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