African violets are considered miniatures if they are 6" to 8" or less in diameter, and large if they're over 16" in diameter. Semi-minis are 6" to 8", while standards are 8" to 16". Trailing types have long runners that branch and spread; they can grow in hanging baskets or shallow pots. 'Persian Prince’ (S. Sorano, hybridizer), is a miniature with so-called girl, or scalloped, leaves. Girl leaves are usually fleshier than boy leaves, which are solid green.
This neutral living room features two gray sofas with a mixture of gray pillows in various tones. Pops of yellow — as seen in the table lamp — add a bit of color to the space, while a reclaimed wood coffee table and woven area rug add an earthy touch.
In the kitchen, tractor seat barstools welcome guests to perch next to the new waterfall countertop, paneled in solid walnut. For the Heath tile backsplash, the designer created visual interest by installing in a herringbone pattern. The gray tile stands out against the white cabinetry and adds depth to the design.
Gray subway tile starts at the top of the shower and continues down across the floor in this modern bathroom. A glass panel stands beside the rain shower head separating the bathing area from the wooden floating vanity.
This elegant yet inviting master bedroom is a treat for restful eyes, as designer Heather McManus dips her brush in tones of gold. The soft-hued area rug, ornate draperies and upholstered furnishings polish the more simple designs of the sleigh bed and nightstand. The star attraction of the space, however, is the softly painted border of the tray ceiling, in a French design, that gives the room depth and drama.
Due to the decline in the property, the front walkways and landscape had to be designed and built to help transition the grade. Curb appeal from the road is created with a professionally maintained front lawn.
The homeowners wanted to create a landscape that would thrive and evolve in each season. They wanted to use plantings to screen themselves from neighbors and the street. There are many planters throughout this property that are created and rotated throughout each season to bring extra color and vibrant elements.
The back patio with a fireplace and pergola is surrounded by dense landscape to give the space an enclosed feeling. This area of the backyard is great in every season. The fireplace adds an element of warmth in the cooler months.
Lounge chairs were placed off the patio onto the lawn checkered stone area to allow more space poolside. The stones for the checkerboard pattern look nice poolside even in the wintertime when the furniture is put away. This was a last minute addition that really tied the design together.