The courtyard of a Boston townhouse A Blade of Grass, Wayland, MA brings in 'Center of Attention' hostas and 'Green Mountain' boxwood in front of horizontal wooden fencing. The project, by A Blade of Grass, was a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award winner.
Unexpected materials give this bathroom a modern feel. Designer Jillian Harris of Love It or List It, Too pairs a square vessel sink with butcher block countertops. Striped floor tiles ground the space and lead to a large walk-in shower.
Sometimes designers re-upholster a tabletop, to save money and get a certain texture. This table's design can be replicated by cutting a piece of wood, wrapping it in burlap and securing it to the top of the table, and lacquering it. “It gives you a great look that’s retro, but warm,” says Atlanta designer Michael Habachy.