A 2-ton granite boulder, old driftwood tree and mosaic of beach stone are signature details in the entry courtyard of a contemporary Mediterranean residence. Landscape designer C. Stuart Moore also selected ferns, sedges and moss for the award-winning space.
For free patio and porch decor, use stones from your yard or a piece of driftwood from the beach or lake. "You would be surprised to learn that you already have plenty of decor options right in your own backyard," says Atlanta designer Alice Cramer.
This handmade art piece adorns a prominent wall in the restaurant, showcasing the chef's spoon collection. The collection is the result of a thieving habit of swiping spoons from memorable dining experiences around the world.
Classic meets whimsy in an eclectic hallway of this home in the Hollywood hills. A gnarled driftwood lamp and cowhide rug become even more quirky when paired with a marble-topped antique chest. A pair of petite gold chairs flanks the window, which offers a sweeping view of the city.
A custom round dining table and chairs are illuminated by a rustic driftwood chandelier. A bold drapery pattern complements the geometric-patterned chair cushions to add a pop of lime green color to the space.
A gray-and-white striped rug defines the dining space in this small eat-in kitchen. The table originally had an espresso finish, but once it was sanded down, a coat of white paint was added and then quickly removed to give it a whitewashed effect that evokes the look of driftwood.