Boxwoods, such as the 'Green Mountain' boxwood on the left side of this contemporary patio, are wise, cost-concious purchases for courtyard shrubs because they have handsome foliage and grow to 3 feet high by 3 feet wide. Also, layering is a part of outdoor design. A plexiglass panel is front of a cedar fence in this patio by A Blade of Grass, which won an Association of Professional Landscape Designers award. A plexiglass screen also can be a DIY project.
A white wall and white bed linens create a beautifully bright scene in this master bedroom. Patterned throw pillows placed with layers of white pillows add color to the bed and a bohemian influence to the look. Mounted gold sconces frame a plexiglass printed ocean photograph.
Colorful Plexiglass panels add flair to this urban rooftop outdoor room. A large dining table shaded by an umbrella provides space for eating and entertaining. Patio chairs in a nearby area provide space for relaxing.
A newlywed couple's bedroom in the Hollywood Hills captures the allure of the Hollywood and the naturally Bohemian air of living in Laurel Canyon in one space. A large scale sea photograph printed on plexiglass is mounted above a modern black bed frame with white linens and layered pillows. Patterned rugs add warm color to the room.
Designed by Meg Caswell, this colorful, eclectic kitchen features a red glass backsplash, matte gray cabinets and gleaming metal appliances. The floral window treatment, funky chandelier, and striped kitchen island add to the playful vibe.
Side-by-side french door closets enclose the storage space this bedroom keeping the room open, airy and uncluttered. A simple modern black bed frame is topped with plush white bed linens and layers of fluffed throw pillows. Patterned pillow finish the bed decor adding a touch of color and bohemian style to the room.
A pool feature is brilliantly integrated into a Mediterranean style courtyard in this stunning design which is enhanced by the view from the scenic vantage point of the acrylic plexi-glass negative edge pool wall at the spa end.
A yellow privacy fence serves as a vibrant gateway to a courtyard designed by architect Guy Ayers. He used half-inch clear plexiglass covered with multiple, thin layers of colored and textured plastic. It took several trial runs to create the perfect hue for the courtyard, which also features a fire pit.
In this petite dining area, a circular dining table is a wise choice, seating up to six with cozy intimacy. The wall art by Miami artist, Latin for Glory, is printed on plexiglass; the colors tie in with the home's coastal location.
In this design featured on HGTV's Color Splash, a classic Victorian dining room gets a novel makeover that combines modern and antique pieces. This eclectic dining room boasts orange walls and a bright blue sideboard that tie in with the colors in the art work selected. A fireplace with adjacent firewood and wine storage sits to one side of the room. Playful decorative items grace the rustic wood dining table, which is also accompanied by plexiglass chairs.
Designer Michael Habachy used a crystal lens by Ralph Lauren to magnify his favorite photo in a coffee table book as decoration in a condo in The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. You can do the same, by purchasing a glass or plexiglass lens or paperweight to enhance an object.