The closing party of the 2018 Garden Bloggers Fling was one to remember. I'd been holding back these photos — on account of the fact I still have so many Fling gardens to share — but that's SILLY! Talk about the party stupid, it was so much fun. You really should have been there...
Articulture is (from their website): "an innovative design firm, boutique, and event space based in Austin, Texas. Our focus is on plant and botanical design. But we're not talking mums and ivies here. Articulture is known for breathtaking living walls, transformative interior plantscapes, and uncommonly inventive wedding and event decor. The new Articulture boutique opened in January 2016. After 6 year of "by appointment only" studio hours, the new 2,200 square-foot space is a new chapter for Articulture Designs. In addition to the retail boutique -- featuring home decor, gifts, and of course signature Articulture creations -- our studio space has more than doubled with the new location."
We got off the Fling buses, walked through the retail space (which was hard to do, I wanted to stop and shop!) and stepped out into this. It's fair to say I gasped...
There was an open tequila bar, pouring drinks featured in Lucinda Hutson's book ¡Viva Tequila!: Cocktails, Cooking, and Other Agave Adventures and Lucinda herself was on hand, selling, and signing, copies of her book (we visited Lucinda's garden earlier in the day, I took so many photos!)
And there were plants! So many plants, ones that had I been driving I would have considered hauling home.
Best of all there was magical space that we could all wander around in and soak up our final moments together in Austin.
I mentioned there were plants, right?
And planters, and cool structures...
And all of these friends mingling and chatting...
Now that's a green wall!
There was a tasty BBQ buffet for us to enjoy, but before I could eat I had to make my way back inside to see the retail space in detail. This was the wall outside the bathrooms...
And behind me was an equally decorative wall...
Once inside the bathroom I snap a couple more photos.
I include this blurry photo only for scale. That's a (fake) fur draped settee, which helps you to understand the massive size of the wallpaper pattern.
Wallpaper that I am still desperately in love with (*update, thanks to dg Facebook reader Albs Sharp we have a link to the wallpaper manufacturer! https://robinsprong.com/product/botanical-2/)
Eventually I managed to tear myself away from that wallpaper and see what else there was to love.
You're pretty amazing Articulture!
And thanks to the hard-working Austin Fling planners for putting together a stellar end to a fabulous Fling. It just went so fast!!!
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