Guests can glean ideas from the ever-changing scene at Filoli, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. The house and gardens are open to visitors Tuesday through Sunday. Inside, admire the 36,000-square-foot Georgian country house's 17th and 18th century antiques; outside, inhale the scent of fragrant osmanthus and blooming hydrangeas. Special events throughout the year offer additional peeks into Filoli's aesthetics, such as orchard walks through Oct. 24 and Holiday Traditions from Nov. 27 to Dec. 5. Info: Filoli
This article appeared in print in the Fall Home + Garden Design 2015 publication.