A monochromatic color scheme provides an immediate sense of calm and order. Go with a long run of the same plant or experiment with different shades of your chosen color. Foliage beneath trees tends to be lush and green to capture the maximum amount of light, the whites and pale shades stand out even more against the green.
Think outside the box - It’s all too easy to fall back on the idea that landscape beds should be a square, but a curved or circular design like this one can make a real impact. There are no straight lines in nature, so it makes sense to design curves into the hard- landscaped elements of your design for a natural, organic feel.
A natural transition from the sidewalk to the entry of this enchanting traditional home. The light gray exterior is beautifully complimented with lush landscape. Shrubs, trees and grass create levels in the landscaping.
This open dining area was inspired by the diversity of heights, styles and colors of the Chicago buildings outside. Contemporary white-and-navy chairs encircle an antique table, while a metallic drum chandelier hangs above. The Indian-inspired artwork adds a flurry of color to the otherwise neutral space.
Creative Spaces Interior Design crafted this teenage retreat using color and eclectic furnishings for the family room. The turquoise blue of the walls and the cornflower blue of the sofa anchor the space allowing the strong stripe of the room's back wall to take center stage. The room's area rugs, pillows and artwork pick up the colors in the stripes (orange, kelly green, royal blue and yellow) for an overall pleasing effect.
A pair of children's orange tennis shoes act as a cute and unique decoration on the bedside table. The orange stripe on the bottom of the lamp matches the shoes. A yellow houndstooth pillow adds another pop of color to the blue and white decor. A blue bed frame reaches up to blue wall stripes.
Chartreuse and green chalkboard paint surrounds this boy's contemporary bedroom with a playful stripe. Striped bed linens in red and blue mimic the wall stripe, while bunk beds ensure plenty of floor space for playing games.
The pitched ceiling and vertical stripe wallpaper adds height to this seating area and calls attention to the beautiful wood paneling overhead. Mint green and soft yellow furnishings are sweetly romantic.
This modern nursery features a fresh, vibrant, sophisticated and anything but ordinary design. The color palette is green, yellow, black, and cream with orange and red accents, along with random width stripes of green and cream that create a lively canopy overhead.