Boxwood Terrace's verdant landscape provided the inspiration for Moss's elegant table setting and serves as a lush backdrop for stylish entertaining. Biographies of her gardening muses, from Beatrix Potter to Bunny Mellon, as well as an inventory of her favorite gardens across the globe, round out the book.
Birch trees provide shade for the outdoor dining area of designer Friederike Kemp Biggs’s Manhattan penthouse. Planters filled with ivy, boxwood, lobelia, and hydrangea also surround the bluestone-paved terrace, planned by landscape designer Halsted Welles. (January 2011)
Charlotte Moss: Garden Inspirations (Rizzoli, $50) takes as its case study the designer’s East Hampton, New York, home, Boxwood Terrace, a spec house that she converted into what she calls her “personal Arcadia.” The home’s decor—baskets, vases, china, linens—reflects the flora and foliage outside.