Because nothing goes better with patios than cold beers and Tex-Mex, it feels oddly appropriate that patio furniture retailer Into the Garden’s new Knox Street location was the original home of On the Border.
“When we removed the wood slat wall during renovations [the space most recently housed garden store Smith & Hawken], we uncovered a Dos Equis mural on the brick,” says store manager Don Hatfield. “I voted for keeping it but was overruled.” After a 10-year stint a few blocks away on McKinney Avenue, Into the Garden’s new space is an upgrade. Skylights, custom wood shelving, natural brick, and designer wallpaper create a sophisticated but unfussy backdrop for the shop’s clean-lined patio furnishings, richly patterned outdoor rugs and fabrics, and sculptural firepots.
In keeping with the store’s motto of “Bringing the garden into the home and the home into the garden,” a selection of indoor-only mirrors, decorative accessories, and lighting also make an appearance. “Even in the winter you should be able to bring things into your home that reflect the outdoors,” Hatfield says.
The new location also features a patio showcasing the store’s best-selling resin wicker and teak furniture and a mammoth floor-to-ceiling “chair wall” that houses nearly 20 seating options.
For more information about Into the Garden, visit our online shopping guide.