Usher in spring with the deep claret-red flowers of Burgundy Star magnolia (Magnolia ‘JURmag4’). These blooms open to 6 inches across with a light fragrance. The tree’s shape is columnar. It’s the right choice when you need a magnolia with a narrow footprint, like along a drive or sidewalk. Or plant several in a circular bed, under-planting with a groundcover rose like Flower Carpet White. Trees grow best in full sun to part shade with well-drained soil. Flowers unfurl before leaves appear. Plants grow 10 to 15 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 5-9.
A sultry game room was created in a bonus space above a garage on this lavish estate. A unique sitting area was formed by pairing a velvet patterned chaise longue, hand-carved pedestal side table and damask upholstered side chair. A hand-painted silk Fortuny floor lamp and mica-shaded tall candelabra provide the soft lighting needed during intimate conversations.
Trade in traditional green beans for a colorful shade of purple with ‘Royal Burgundy’ bush beans. These beauties offer a green interior, which makes for a stunning raw salad. Cooked, the purple fades to typical green bean hues.
A contemporary freestanding bathtub by the window offers a great spot to relax and unwind in this elegant bathroom. Rich burgundy walls, marble flooring and a traditional double vanity with a built-in linen cabinet complete the design.
White molding on the walls creates a more formal feel in this sitting area. A burgundy-colored sofa pops against taupe walls, adding a splash of color. A metal-framed glass coffee table and end tables complement the sleek, clean lines of the wall molding.
The large, open design of this modern living room creates a beautiful, spacious look. A garage door opening to the outside adds to the airy feel and floods the room with natural light. A gray sectional pairs well with the white walls, gray room divider and wood flooring. Burgundy accent pieces add a pop of color and warmth to the room.