Outdoor style often comes at a high price, but it doesn’t have to! This lushly designed guide empowers you to create your own show-stopping containers made from everyday materials such as concrete, plastic, metal, terracotta, rope, driftwood, and fabric. The 23 step-by-step projects are affordable, and most importantly, gorgeous. They include new spins on old favorites, like the cinderblock garden and hanging planters made from enamelware bowls, along with never-before-seen ideas like a chimney flue planter and wall planters made from paint cans. Packed with color photographs and simple instruction, Potted will help you turn your outdoor space into a stylish oasis.
About the Author
Annette Goliti Gutierrez was a screenwriter and former ad agency producer who procrastinated by remodeling houses when she met and Mary Gray many years ago. With no retail experience, they bought a run-down pottery store which they built into a gardening destination and brand. Gutierrez runs the marketing and design work for Potted. She writes the Potted blog and contributes to Sunset Magazine’s blog and many print publications. Potted has been featured in the LA Times, Sunset Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine Best Of, California Home and Design, Country Living, Gardenista, Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, Garden Design, and The Huffington Post.
Mary Gray was a set decorator and art director when she met Annette Goliti Gutierrez many years ago. With no retail experience, they bought a run-down pottery store which they built into a gardening destination and brand. Gray is the head of all things visual at Potted, creating compelling installations and curating the diverse objects used as planters. Potted has been featured in the LA Times, Sunset Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine Best Of, California Home and Design, Country Living, Gardenista, Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, Garden Design, and The Huffington Post.
“The pages of this hardworking book are chock full of ideas, with masterful instructions that make aspirational projects totally within reach.”—Johanna Silver, Garden Editor at Sunset and author of The Bold Dry Garden
“If you want a weekend project, these fun and colorful designs add oomph to any outdoor space!” —Baylor Chapman, author of The Plant Recipe Book
“With imaginative 'doable' projects, detailed instructions and inspiring lifestyle shots, your house, porch, yard is sure to become more colorful and plantastic with Annette and Mary's creative guidance.” —Justina Blakeney, thejungalow.com
“Solid, with clear illustrations and practical tips. . . . A good addition for those looking for unusual container designs.” —Library Journal
“A winning how-to.” —Booklist
“What’s that, you say? A renowned garden designer is not within your budget? No problem! Because this book contains tons of ideas for making your own hip garden containers from ordinary materials including driftwood, rope and enamel bowls.” —Apartment Therapy
“A must-have book.” —The Jungalow
“Give your plants a beautiful place to grow in custom planters and pots. The book Potted features 23 step-by-step projects to beautify your outdoor living space.” —Better Homes and Gardens
“In this colorful and well-illustrated paperback, Annette and Mary share 23 original, DIY-able planters that they dreamed up and show how to create them from readily available materials. . . . The book is sure to give you some fun ideas for dressing up your patio, porch, or living room.” —Digging
“With its lineup of garden vessels that go way beyond terracotta, Los Angeles’s Potted has long been one of our favorite shops in the West. Now, owners Annette Goliti Gutierrez and Mary Gray have brought their eye for design to a series of DIY projects with their new book.” —Sunset
“The depth of explanation for each project is impressive, taking a ‘recipe book’ approach of going through each project step-by-step and not assuming that you know how to cut corners. . . . this is a good starting point for making your patio quirky by filling it with unusual containers rather than settling for the same old ones.” —The English Garden
“Just as a simple seed can grow to be a pretty plant, this well-illustrated book shows, with the right mix of fun and outside-the-box thinking, even ordinary objects can become exceptional pots.” —Cary Magazine
“To say I was excitedly anticipating holding it [Potted] in my hands is an understatement.” —The Danger Garden
“Shows a variety of sometimes unlikely objects undergoing transformation.” —The Irish Garden