Near a black front door, American boxwood is surrounded by asparagus fern, variegated ivy, white pentas and blue evolvulus, which add a hint of blue and additional depth to the entryway containers, says designer Cameron Watkins. This house has a large entrance so it was important to scale the containers and landscape accordingly, he says. Boxwoods are great for substance plantings and anchoring other foundation shrubs.
Understated style in a tidy package, this tastefully contemporary deck may inspire an espresso habit. The beautiful dark decking grounds the space, while the lofty white umbrella provides shade for sunny days.
This elegant master bath with neoclassical touches includes a double entry shower. A floating tub separates the his and hers vanities, while textured wood floors add a rustic appeal. Sophisticated wallpaper creates a subtle design element.
The courtyard in this elegant backyard brings an element of traditional European landscaping. With an obelisk in the center of the courtyard and foliage on each corner, the space invites visitors to take a jaunt across the yard to admire the symmetry and elegance of the courtyard.
The stove wall has multiple focal points including the blue La Cornue stove, a reclaimed tin hood, two curio cabinets and a 2 ¼’’ thick concrete counter top with a silver gray finish to match the hood.
Terracotta tiles are used to create a warm, rustic atmosphere in this East Hampton dining room warmed by an inviting fireplace and offering plenty of seating. A pair of glass doors opens to a limestone terrace with a view of the grounds.
Inspired by Marie Antoinette's Le Petit Trianon in Versailles, this East Hampton home is classically designed. A dramatically sloped roof flanked by two matching octagonal wings creates a graceful and traditional silhouette for the home.
A black velvet-upholstered armchair and stool work within the space to create a timeless, European-influenced living room in this boutique hotel. Rich textures, purple accents and thick molding escort visitors into the intimate, charming space.
Sited on a corner lot above the streets of this Asheville neighborhood, this elegant home boasts curb appeal all around the home. The stucco, stone and brick exterior of the home exemplifies a beautiful European Romantic style of home. The lush landscaping and gardens are welcoming while accentuating the architectural details of the home. Every detail of this home has been elegantly appointed to showcase the true character and appeal of this traditional style home.
Top of the line Miele appliances and stunning craftsmanship combine to create this elegant chef's kitchen. A large blue island with exquisite detail makes a bold statement in the dreamy room and provides ample prep and eat-in space. Marble flooring, tray ceiling, gold chandelier and intricate cream cabinets add finishing touches to the design.