Designer Julie Holloway brings a bold, rich look to the second floor bedroom bath with this romantic wall covering that, along with the bamboo blinds, continues the story of "nature" that reoccurs throughout this idea home.
This modern great room features a wall of windows extending from the bamboo floor all the way to the ceiling for a view of La Jolla, California. A wood stove offers heat during cooler weather, and curved red couches provide comfortable seating.
An animal-print sectional gives this breakfast nook a causal safari vibe. A white tulip table with wooden chairs makes room for guests, and eclectic touches – bamboo blinds, beaded chandelier and bold wall art – tie the look together.
A brick fireplace adds a cozy cottage feel to this bedroom. Bamboo blinds and linen curtains hide a wall of windows while creating a lovely backdrop for the heavy, wood bed. Hand-picked accessories add charm to the laid-back space: a woven rug, upholstered bench and wooden mirror.
The windows are covered with bamboo blinds and framed with neutral curtains for full control of natural light let into this parlor space. A white sofa, white chaise and pair of traditional chairs face toward a leather trunk coffee table. A black wood floor creates a contrast against the white walls.
A white desk and matching tulip chair create a dedicated study area in this teen bedroom. Robin's-egg-blue walls are a vibrant backdrop for the white furniture and desk accessories. A custom-made bulletin board lends a tropical vibe with its bamboo frame and grass-cloth surface.
Bamboo shades offer privacy and shade when needed, but can be drawn up to let in refreshing natural light. The upholstered nailhead desk chair adds a classic, sophisticated look to this home office. Antique finds mounted on the wall bring personal touches and a sense of eclectic whimsy to the space.
Next to Rollins' kitchen garden is a shady space where a previous owner planted bamboo for privacy and a tall stone wall gives the feeling of being in a hidden oasis. Begonias, Japanese maple and geraniums kept in simple terracotta pots mean Rollins can move them around for parties, or bring them inside when the weather gets cold.
Wood platforms situated in the natural rock bed create a comfortable walking path by this succulent garden. The small plants feature rich tones of green and purple adding instant life to the space. Bamboo stalks shooting up against the wall add height to the area and finish off the zen, Asian style look of the garden.
An impressive stone garden wall with circular cut-out provides a backdrop for a comfortable lounge area next to this South Florida home's pool. The circular window provides a view into the garden beyond which is planted with towering bamboo, Queen palms and Mexican Fan Palms. The elevated stone patio is the perfect place for visitors to relax poolside and soak in the sun on three contemporary, mesh lounge chairs.
Kristen was able to give her modest 10-by-12-foot living room a high-energy, sophisticated look by sticking with flea markets for staple pieces, then updating them with color. The walls were painted a dark blue tone from Benjamin Moore called Black Horizon. "I love using dark colors to create backdrops for my pieces," she says. "The canary yellow bamboo chair and the pair of turquoise end tables really pop against the blue. Plus, the navy blue makes my abstract art look even better!"