5 Ways in 5 Days: Creative Containers

November 10, 2016
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For the last week on our Facebook  page we’ve been exploring how to create different looks using the same exact pot.

We chose this bowl for its low broad design, perfect for dinner table centerpieces. It provides a generous surface area for planting, and its versatile concrete facade can be styled to be both modern and rustic in design.

empty newport bowl

Here’s a recap of what we did plus a few new photos to hopefully inspire you to get creating your own!

1) Movement – Adding airy height to a container instantly creates motion and draws the eye up. Using wispy plants such as grasses bring a touch of softness to designs whilst Echeveria such as ‘Black Prince’  produce fantastic columns of contrast. You can also think about using aromatic herbs like Lavender to add fragrance as the breeze passes.


2) Height – Just like a city skyline, adding plants with varying heights provides fantastic structure and interest to pots. Use plants like this dwarf Euphorbia for their relative towering gradients of color or think…

We have a new Home.

June 22, 2013
Posted by in Events

And we’re thrilled. Please visit us- our designs are sprinkled throughout Stable Cafe and our new shop is located in their magical courtyard.

Just a few doors down from our original studio- but now- with a whole garden that awaits you… Stop by weekly to watch our new space grow.

2128 Folsom Street (between 17th and 18th) San Francisco, Ca 94110

Officially open Tuesday – Saturday from 10-4. ‘Tho we’re often here much more often. Ring if you’d like to drop on by at another day or time. We are happy to make an appointment with you.

Stay tuned: we’re going to have a fun opening celebration.

photos by Sophie de Lignerolles



We have a New Home. Please visit us – Our designs are seen throughout Stable Cafe and our new shop is in the lovely courtyard. – See more at: http://lilabdesign.com/shop#sthash.OLwbbxGp.dpuf

The Wide World of Succulents

September 12, 2012
Posted by in Events

Looking to learn more about the wide world of Succulents? Oh boy, you’ve got a chance, all for free-two full days of lectures, tours, food, and of course, Succulents!

Succulent Gardens Extravaganza!

Among the line up is our very own Lila B. gal, Baylor Chapman.

Please join her on Friday September 28th at 11:45 am for a demonstration on “Combining Succulents & Florals: from Garden to Vase to Garden Again”

Ever wonder how to incorporate Succulents from your garden into fabulous floral arrangements? After a few nifty ‘how to’ tips (including basic mechanics and design theories) provided in this demonstration, you’ll be able to compose a beautiful floral arrangement with ease. That’s it? Not yet. What now? Learn how to re-plant your succulents so they’ll live on and on after the ephemeral cut florals fade. Viola! Your Succulents made it from garden to vase to garden again.

More More More, I want More! You Say?!

Yes indeed:You’ll get it.

Author Debra Lee Baldwin will talk about design projects from big to small…

Retailer Flora Grubb will give some insight on what’s next in the world of Succulents.

Writer & designer Rebecca Sweet chats about ‘Harmony in the Garden’ with Succulents.


Making beautiful statements with living things