After applying organic mulches, water thoroughly to help the mulch bind together. If possible, time mulching before rain and let nature handle the watering. To help prevent weeds, consider adding a pre-emergent weed preventer like Preen on top of the mulch. This type of weed control prevents weed seeds from germinating.
The manager's office at Barking Hound Village in Dallas, Tex., is a sophisticated and chic workspace. Colorful wallpaper featuring butterflies and fauna add a whimsical touch, while a sleek white and wood desk provides plenty of work area.
Organic wall coverings are an excellent way to bring natural textures and colors into a room. In this bedroom, white birch tree bark adds instant winter-like flair. To fully envelope the room in this texture, it was installed on the walls, doors and the ceiling.
Double entry doors are upholstered with a patterned fabric. The back wall showcases an open weave bark wallcovering that leaves some of the red wall beyond exposed. The sink is repurposed chicken wire filled with a bag of river rocks with a function stainless sink hidden below the wood timbers. Water falls into the basin through the rocks, creating a nice soothing sound.
The "Best in Show" wallpaper by Osborne and Little set the scene for lobby of this Dallas pet hotel. A pair of contemporary cobalt blue chairs combine with a sleek metallic end table for a cozy seating spot.
House in dark brown cabinetry, a cool wall of back-lit wine racks make a bold, contemporary statement in this open kitchen. Between the two racks is a wine refrigerator, perfect for handy entertaining.
This imaginative configuration incorporates trees, bamboo, walkways, an outdoor oven and decking made from Yellow Stringybark into a natural open space by COS Design. Landscape by Signature Landscapes.
When this patio garden was conceived, the landscape architect was remembering a year in Provence. The French country garden boasts concrete pavers, a trellis covered in cup-and-saucer vines, purple leaf plum trees and flowering ground cover.
Reclaimed wood ceilings, bark panels from Bark House and treetop views help bring the Great Outdoors into this gorgeous master bedroom. A cool chandelier and a piece of art featuring a fox add a playful touch to the design.
Add two simple reclaimed-wood slabs, and presto! This recessed niche, just inside the backyard door, becomes a mudroom. Barker Freeman Design Office architects needed little more than the shelving and a few hooks to create an ideal setup for removing shoes and stashing flotsam. Keeping the wall color the same as in the rest of the room allows for continuity, but the paler hue on the surrounding wall helps to define the space.
After a day of hiking or skiing, the owners will love grabbing a drink from the downstairs bar. Where clean lines and open shelves help the space feel sleek and modern, bark panels from Bark House bring in some raw, natural texture. To complement the look, the designers pulled in faux-fur barstools too.