This grand castle-inspired home incorporates Gothic style elements in each room. Wood accents contrast with the stone wall, while the entry way to this room boasts traditional medieval arches and ornate railings.
The exterior of this traditional Spanish-style home has a brick walkway, an arched entryway and a red tile roof. Landscape lighting illuminates the entry to the home and iron gate details can be seen on the left.
This renovated estate-size home features intriguing roof lines, tall windows and Gothic arch details. From the clean-lined kitchen to the chic and elegant carriage house, not a detail has been missed. White brick retaining walls step up to the grand front entry.
With its stone facade and many-gabled roof, this custom-built estate could star in a fairy tale. The grand front entry features a pair of Gothic arches, and a tiered fountain holds court at the center of the circular cobblestone drive.
When lit up at night, this backyard oasis truly shines. Well designed landscape lighting puts the spotlight in all the right places. Gorgeous arches over the entry doors are highlighted and shadows are used in a smart way to add dramatic effect.
East meets west in this eclectic entry hall, which features a nail head-studded door, shouldered arch and original crown molding. A star-shaped flush-mount light fixture echoes the star pattern on the door. An original phone niche houses a sculpture from the owner's extensive art collection. French Colonial-inspired architectural elements are set off by the contrast brought by white walls and ebonized hardwood floors.
Red and white roses mixed with beautiful greenery form an arch to bring a whimsical feel to an outdoor ceremony. A white entry table serves as the perfect place for the unity ceremony as the two love birds become one. Watering a tree and filling containers with sand are just a couple ways for you and your spouse to symbolize your unity.
The lines of this crisp, clean living room and entry guide the eye straight through the wide, arched doorway to the beautiful water views beyond. Paneled walls are painted white, as is the millwork, creating a soft backdrop to the pale aquas and earthy tans in the furnishings and accessories. A traditional carpet runner ascends the stairs, while a rattan console table adds to the homey, beachy vibe.
Some clematis varieties open flowers with twice the number of petals and are called double blooms. ‘Diamond Ball’ unfurls cool white-blue double flowers. When fully open, the blossoms measure 4 to 5 inches across with a round or almost spherical shape. Expect to see flowers all summer long. In early spring, cut stems back to 18 inches high. Vines grow 5 to 6 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide—a great choice for an entry arch or pergola over a patio. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
A native plant, trumpet vine (Campsis radicans) is a fast-growing beauty that scales an arch or pergola in a season. It’s famous for trumpet blooms that unfurl in bold orange shades, although you can also find varieties with yellow or red flowers. Blooms are a magnet for hummingbirds and other pollinators. Trumpet vine stems can wander underground, invading planting beds and disrupting patios. It’s best planted not too close to buildings, but makes a perfect choice for training on a yard or garden entry arch or pergola. Prune vines hard in early spring. Plants grow 20 to 30 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9. Use caution planting trumpet vine in Zone 6 or warmer, where mild winters allow rampant (some say invasive) growth.
‘Sweet Summer Love’ clematis unfurls flowers all summer long that exude a sweet fragrance. On hot humid days, the scent hangs in the air. Blossom open a cranberry hue and shift to purple as they age. Best of all, ‘Sweet Summer Love’ won’t invade your garden with unwanted seedlings (like its cousin, sweet autumn clematis). Vines grow 10 to 15 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide—a great choice for an entry arch or pergola over a patio. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
Some clematis flowers release a sweet perfume that can scent an entire yard. ‘Sweet Summer Love’ is that kind of plant. This clematis blossoms all summer long, and each bloom is filled with sweet floral fragrance. On hot humid days, the scent hangs in the air. Blossoms open a cranberry hue and shift to purple as they age. Best of all, ‘Sweet Summer Love’ won’t invade your garden with unwanted seedlings (like its cousin, sweet autumn clematis). Vines grow 10 to 15 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide—a great choice for an entry arch or pergola over a patio. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
One reason many gardeners grow clematis is because they crave blue and purple colors in planting beds. Brother Stefan clematis delivers beautiful blue blooms—all summer long. It flowers on old and new growth, creating a plant that’s blanketed in blue hues. This gorgeous vine is named for Stefan Franczak, a Jesuit monk and noted horticulturist in Poland who developed many excellent clematis varieties. In early spring when buds swell, cut stems back to 3 feet high. Vines grow 5 to 7 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide—a great choice for an entry arch or pergola over a patio. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
Fill your garden with the rich scent of Old Roses by including this pretty climber. ‘St. Swithun’ is a showstopper, opening fully double pink blooms with over 120 petals. Flowers appear reliably all season long, releasing a pure myrrh fragrance. This is an English rose packed with disease resistance, making it a breeze to grow. Train it on an arbor or well-anchored arch. Plants grow to 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 5-9. Why we love it: The intense scent is alluring and a perfect complement to an entry garden or outdoor seating area.
‘Sweet Summer Love’ clematis is the hot weather cousin to sweet autumn clematis, a classic fall bloomer that opens sweetly scented flowers. ‘Sweet Summer Love’ clematis unfurls flowers all summer long—from July through September—that exude a sweet fragrance. On hot humid days, the scent hangs deliciously in the air. Blossoms start a cranberry hue and shift to purple as they age. Best of all, ‘Sweet Summer Love’ won’t invade your garden with unwanted seedlings (like its cousin, sweet autumn clematis). Plants benefit from a hard pruning (cut stems to 6 inches tall) in late winter. Vines grow 10 to 15 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide—a great choice for an entry arch or trellis. Hardy in Zones 4-9.