Mastering minimalist design can be tough but don't feel like you have to cover your walls with artwork or shelves. Create texture and visual excitement with unique pieces.
Succulents such as agave, euphorbia and yucca are separated by retaining walls and fill out the home's desert landscape.
Minimal furnishings and decor allow for few distractions in the design studio. A wall of windows bring in ample natural light once the creative juices start to flow.
The curves of the fixtures are echoed throughout the design of the bathroom.
Serving the downstairs as well as the guest bedroom, this state of the art universal design bathroom is made to work for everyone, regardless of age, size and capability.
The original design left little to be desired between the dull wall color, outdated shower stall and low lighting.
This outdoor space is adorned with a tiki hut and tiki torches. A small table is attached to the tiki hut and the landscaping reflects a tropical design with palm trees.
Long stone plates set in a subway pattern were used for the laundry room floor, while a ceiling-mounted light fixture with a brass finish and etched opal glass provides illumination.
A grassy lawn is divided by a stone wall and several plants, including ornamental grasses, in this old world landscape design.
The Tree Adventure Exhibit at the Morris Arboretum boasts a modern, 50-foot tall boardwalk that winds through treetops with various observation decks.
A glass-topped wicker dining table overlooks the newly-painted staircase and striped feature wall.
A bamboo fence, Japanese maple and pond create a relaxing garden scene with Asian flair. Tropical palm trees add vibrant color and height to the space.
A landscaped bed with ornamental grass, evergreens and a Japanese maple add dimension and visual interest to the paver driveway.
A "Beware of Dog" sign or a bowl and chain by your back door can be enough to scare off the bad (even if you don't really have a pooch).
Want a lighter look on your bookshelf? Copy this designer trick and face the books' spines away: the difference is huge!
Challenge guests of all ages to a game of ring toss. Everyone will be excited for a throwback to childhood. Download Americana themed printables to set up a ring toss of your own here.
The living room's 8x11 ivory area rug features a dynamic geometric pattern in blue that adds color, texture and warmth over the hickory wood floor.
Pattern is not limited to just walls. This dining room layers similar patterns in different ways, bringing attention to two of its widest surfaces.
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