garden room- fetch


Just in time for spring’s arrival, Julia Reed shares her garden room with Fetch and shops for some fab new items.

Pictured above, clockwise from far left: We live in this long narrow garden room, with windows on one side and bookshelves on the other.  The more I layer it, the more I love it.


If I’d seen this Bob Christian table a few years ago, it would currently be sitting on one side of my sofa. I’m obsessed with the finish, I love the fretwork detail, and the base is perfect for stacking lots of garden books. Among my favorites are Assouline’s gorgeous Hamptons Gardens from Books & Books or the totally charming The Embattled Male in the Garden from Nick Harvill Libraries.


I adore scented geraniums (rose geraniums, lime geraniums, you name it) but until the weather gets warm enough to replant my pots, this mint and geranium candle from Sidney Hale is a lovely substitute and infuses the room with the scent of summer.


My friend the landscape architect Ben Page designed the garden off this room so that we’d feel enveloped by green. But I’m dying to bring a couple of the outdoor citrus trees all the way inside, and these faux bois planters from Found would be just the things in which to plop them.


When we bought the house, the windows in this room were—believe it or not—plate glass. You couldn’t open them! We replaced them with French casement windows we keep open almost all the time, even when there’s a slight chill in the air—it’s a good excuse to wrap up in a throw. This wool and silk “Zig Zag” throw from Hollyhock adds great texture and would look fabulous with so many prints, including the Bennison “Crewelwork” linen on my chairs.

For more of the items I’d love to add to my own “indoor/outdoor” room—pillows, seats, fun lighting, and so much more—check out our Garden Room landing page.

Julia Reed

About Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a columnist at Garden & Gun magazine and a contributing editor at Elle Décor. She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times, and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC. She is the author of five books, including But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry and One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood.

One Comment to “Julia Reed’s Garden Room”

  1. Nancy Retzer says:

    Love everything you love!

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