This garden's design focuses on foliage mixes and textures of perennials instead of aromatic plants, due to the homeowner's allergies. Plants used include native Eastern Redbud and Kwanzan Cherry. Fast-growing, semi-evergreen bamboo covers some of the cement wall.
Both white drapes and bamboo shades provide adjustable light levels and privacy. Throw pillows, fiery orange walls and a multicolored rug add visual interest to a room anchored by a brown sectional sofa.
Warm bamboo flooring contrasts with the cool blue wall color and bright white cabinets in this spacious kitchen. Slim metal barstools allow the focus to remain on the white cabinets and stunning wood floor.
Bamboo cabinets add a unique look to this kitchen. On the back wall, frosted glass and steel cabinets offer visual relief from the texture of the bamboo. Stainless steel appliances help complete the sleek feel of the kitchen.
Slip into this elegant, antique white tiled bathroom for a relaxing experience complete with an infinity edge bathtub. Bamboo wood panels line the vanity and bath area, while a stunning contemporary chandelier with dainty crystal accents hangs front he ceiling. A yellow and gray patterned wallpaper lines the vanity wall, adding a touch of color and texture to the space.
On the back wall of this contemporary kitchen, frosted glass and steel cabinets offer visual relief from the texture of the bamboo. A nook for the microwave and a storage display for wine offer more countertop space for food prep. There's also a tambour door in the back corner, effectively hiding several small appliances which used to permanently reside out in the open on the countertop.
The elevated planting bed houses bamboo that will grow to provide beautiful cover for the front of the home. A dark wood entry is a beautiful warm-tone contrast to the white exterior walls. A spacious gravel driveway allows for easy maneuvering while plant life adds life and shade to the yard.
A strong feature wall along the swimming pool is highlighted by a tall, verdant backdrop of Queen, and Mexican Fan palms, plus tall, wispy bamboo. The wall frames the pool along the garden's edge and is balanced by the use of a cut-out feature and a gallery-like arrangement of stone and metal fire sconces, and water spouts. The water flows from the wall into the swimming pool which is bisected by a walkway connecting the ipe wood patio to the hot tub.
San Diego design firm Eco Minded Solutions used bamboo to build a high wall of green around this family’s back patio. Bamboo grows high and brings exotic charm to any outdoor space. Just be sure to pick a non-invasive species.
With small spaces, sometimes the sky is the limit. "Add verticality. Small spaces need an element to draw your eye up," says Derrick Lepard, founder of Cultivators Design and Landscape. When you add height, such as bamboo in a container in this Atlanta courtyard, you don't need to spend money on plants to fill every space across the fence or wall.
This beautiful Asian spa in spired master bathroom is the ultimate place to relax in this on-the-go city. Twenty six floors above the Las Vegas Strip, this bathroom feels like a quick trip to their orient. The double sink vanity is custom made from zebra wood, which gives the space a more authentic look. A large soaker tub is tucked away behind a small wall so that bathers can still enjoy the view from the sky, but are also given a bit of privacy. The accents in the space also help to give it that private, spa feel. The koi fish on the wall bring in the Asian inspiration, while the cherry ladder shelving houses spa essentials as well as antique Asian accessories.
A bamboo chandelier hangs over the natural wood dining table. Woven white wicker chairs surround the table. A textured table against the wall features two driftwood lamps each with a unique white base. A simple painting adds a touch of soft blue color to the relaxing neutral tones.
The garden is 22 feet below street level and looked like a massive bunker because of cement walls. The designers did not cover or paint the cement walls and added polished concrete planters to refine the outdoor space. Semi-evergreen bamboo and English Ivy cover some of the space.