Inner Gardens is featured in the most elite global publications, highlighting the company’s landscape design work, unparalleled Art for the Garden, and owner Stephen Block’s vast expertise. Recently published stories are shown below.
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Architectural Digest: Jan 2023
“Landscape designer Stephen Block of Inner Gardens removed the ‘overly yellowy, overly tropical’ greenery that had been struggling against Malibu’s rough winds and sometimes arid climate, and planted plenty of flowing grasses like miscanthus and sesleria as well as a citrus orchard.
Wall Street Journal: Sept 2022
Interior plants and exterior landscaping by Stephen Block and Inner Gardens.
California Homes: January / February 2022
“I DIDN’T GET INTO PLANTS, THEY GOT INTO ME,” insists Stephen Block, whose passion for his field is infectious. As president of Inner Gardens—the beloved Culver City showroom is supported by a 1.5-acre nursery in Malibu—he offers sophisticated design solutions to both interior and exterior plantings.”
Architectural Digest: Oct 2021
Inner Gardens’ plants and planters are featured throughout this Interscope studio.
House Beautiful: October 2019
Inner Gardens’ Rattan Globe lighting is prominently featured in a beautiful courtyard setting in the House Beautiful October 2019 issue.
Architectural Digest: March 2019
This story on Kris Jenner’s home in the March 2019 issue of Architectural Digest showcases Inner Gardens planters.
Luxe: March 2019
Architect Eric Olsen utilized Inner Gardens’ Rattan Globe lighting to create a stunning entryway for his newly designed Corona del Mar home.
Architectural Digest: February 2019
Inner Gardens owner Stephen Block created a warm, welcoming space in the garden of Shonda Rhimes’ home, incorporating subtle but impactful changes in the landscape design.
Veranda: May 2019
In the May issue of Veranda, landscape designer Scott Shrader lists Inner Gardens as one of his favorite SoCal shopping destinations.
Elle Decor: June 2019
Inner Gardens’ Italian Terrace Collection Vaso Cesta planter was featured in the “Truth in Decorating” article in the June issue of Elle Decor.
Departures: September 2018
Inner Gardens owner Stephen Block sat down with writer Joe Harper to discuss plants as design focal points in the home.
Luxe LA: July/August 2018
The summer issue of Luxe Los Angeles features the Spanish Colonial Revival home and garden of Inner Gardens founder Stephen Block and his wife Julie. Get lost in the warm summer days and starry nights of the Block residence.
Traditional Home: June 2018
The Inner Gardens Curved Bench was featured online in Market Moments, highlighted for its curved, knotty branches.
Elle Decor: April 2018
In the new issue of Elle Decor, interior and textile designer Kathryn M. Ireland describes her Santa Monica courtyard as “Ibiza-meets–Luis Barragán.” The outdoor lounge includes two vintage Willy Guhl fiber-cement chairs from Inner Gardens.
California Homes: March 2018
More glowing reviews for Inner Gardens Malibu, this time from the editors of California Homes. The March issue described the recently acquired and newly updated nursery and design shop as having “a reputation for quality and innovation.”
Malibu Magazine: January 2018
With a new Inner Gardens Malibu location, we’re on Malibu Magazine‘s radar in the first issue of the year. Learn about the extraordinary plant selection you’ll find at our Malibu nursery.
Elle Decor: January 2018
Answering the question, “What’s Next?” Elle Decor listed their favorite finds and innovations that embody the future. Included was Inner Gardens’ new Malibu nursery, which expands upon the vision Nagel Nursery established in Malibu years ago.
Wall Street Journal: December 2017
Appearing for the third time in the Wall Street Journal‘s special weekend section, “Off Duty,” Inner Gardens shared a fresh new take on holiday gifts for dog lovers. Click the link to discover an amazing Willy Guhl original you didn’t know existed!
Modern Luxury Interiors: October 2017
We’re so glad to be featured in Modern Luxury Interiors magazine in a project by interior designer Natasha Baradem.
C Magazine: September 2017
The celebration of our new Malibu nursery continue’s with C Magazine‘s announcement in their fall issue. The former Nagel Nursery location continues as a beloved hot spot for local garden enthusiasts.
Invaluable: August 2017
We all want to take out outdoor living spaces to the next level. With these tips from Inner Gardens founder Stephen Block, you’ll be inspired to get outside today! And you’ll love the Invaluable website, with its incredible selection of antique and vintage pieces.
Golden State: August 2017
This California-focused website went behind the scenes with Inner Gardens founder Stephen Block. The in-depth Q&A explores his “collector’s approach” to designing gardens.
Wall Street Journal: July 2017
The Wall Street Journal‘s special weekend section “Off Duty” took a fresh look at flowers, asking designers–including Stephen Block–to weigh in on the flowers they hate the most.
LA Times, The View: July 2017
Inner Gardens founder Stephen Block was interviewed on the topic of “Creating your own inner and outer paradise.” Click below and flip to page 59 to read the story.
Traditional Home: June 2017
Leave it to Traditional Home to compile a curated list of the most tasteful and of-the-moment choices in concrete nature-inspired furnishings and decor. And of course, our substantial and luxurious Swirl Planter is on the list!
C Magazine: Summer 2017
It’s true: just as C Magazine noted in their latest “Al Fresco Finds” story, our Hex planters are “perfect stacked together for large outdoor plants or filled with succulents as a single table topper.”
Mediterranean Homes & Lifestyles: March 2017
Interior designer Hillary Thomas asked Stephen Block to “make it beautiful,” and he did. The entire garden (save for the palms) was designed and installed by Inner Gardens. The seating area with a fountain in the center distinctively expresses a vision for sophisticated outdoor living.
Architectural Digest: August 2016
Designer Adam Hunter transformed a Mediterranean-style home in Brentwood Park, Los Angeles, into a traditional haven for a couple and their four children. The entry features an 8′ Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree planted in an Inner Gardens stone Pillow Planter with a custom gold finish.
C Magazine: March 2017
When asked to give design advice for newlyweds, Stephen Block offered this: “Nothing says, ‘You are living in a real house now,’ quite like triple boxwoods flanking the front door.”
Wall Street Journal: October 2016
The Prairie Bowl and a Molded Terra Cotta planter from Inner Gardens were featured as part of a collection of plant and container pairings in the October 29, 2016 edition of the Wall Street Journal‘s “Off Duty.”
Orlando Magazine: October 2016
“Make a Splash” in the October 2016 issue of Orlando Magazine includes wisdom from Inner Gardens owner Stephen Block on siting fountains in a residential landscape, and the various factors to consider.
Departures: October 2016
The October issue of Departures magazine featured French Diablo Planters by Willy Guhl. Made of fibrated concrete, these iconic mid-century modern planters were manufactured by Eternit. They have acquired a beautiful moss patina over the years.
New Home Source: July 2016
In July 2016, New Home Source featured Inner Gardens owner Stephen Block as an expert on the topic of Luxury Alfresco.
C Magazine: April 2016
Lara Harris’ Hollywood Dell interiors, designed by Schuyler Samperton, were featured in C Magazine and a specimen fishtail palm (Caryota Mitis) and other interior trees from Inner Gardens that withstand lower light levels.
L.A. Times, The View: March 2016
This L.A. Times supplement featured a Q&A with Inner Gardens owner Stephen Block. The in-depth interview covers Block’s background, clients, insights, and collaborations.
Architectural Digest: March 2016
This story on Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian’s Calabasas homes showcased the interior design work of Martyn Lawrence Bullard and landscape architecture by James Hyatt Studio. Inner Gardens’ Lemon Pots and Swirl Planters are featured throughout the story.
Traditional Home: July + August 2016
In this story, Traditional Home documented a summertime pool party at the home of interior designer Ron Woodson. Kumquat trees and a large fibrecement handkerchief planter planted with succulents from Inner Gardens are featured.