Wanting a place where their kids could safely roam, the homeowners asked Eisner Design to convert their basement into an indoor playground. The space includes a climbing wall, swing chairs, a bookcase with a built-in reading nook and a loft for movie nights and sleepovers.
Responsible green features make the playhouse good for the family and the environment. The structure is clad inside and out with rough-sawn spruce boards, which are naturally weather resistant. Rainwater is captured through integral roof gutters to be deposited in a catchment barrel. The attached succulent and herb garden can then be watered using the rain barrel spigot. An outdoor chaise for one or two provides a spot to relax and is movable to follow the sun. A reclaimed sail has been repurposed to provide shade for the large south facing window in the summer. When opened, windows on both sides capture passing breezes and allow for passive cooling. One gable end of the playhouse includes a colorful climbing wall.
To create this kids’ dreamland, Shades of Green transformed an ordinary wall into one for climbing and added a parent-approved fall surface made of recycled tires. Bamboo plantings bring a touch of green to the playful scene.
This deck built by Windsor Heights, Iowa’s Deck & Drive Solutions is no ordinary design. With a built-in climbing wall and a wave slide, it ingeniously supplies a two-in-one solution that kids and adults will love.
Welcome to the bedroom every kid (and many a grown up) dreams of having. Decked out in cool contemporary style, the space features a gray and white palette with graphic print wallpaper, bold lime green accents and—wait for it—a climbing wall.
Upholstered outdoor cushions and pillows create a comfortable seating area atop this stacked stone wall. A pink climbing rose breaks up the light gray fencing, and the color of the blooms relate to the colors of the pillows and cushion.
The waterfall is a focal point in this modern, urban garden. The designer wanted to show the passage of seasons and wanted the existing concrete wall, which seems like a massive bunker, to be part of nature. There are multiple vines, including English ivy and Chinese and American wisteria, on either side of the waterfall.
English Rose 'The Pilgrim' Climbing covers a north wall with large, shallowly cupped, rosette-shaped flowers. The yellow color pales towards the edges of the blooms, giving a charming softness that is rare among yellow roses. The delicious medium to strong fragrance is a mix of Tea rose and the classic English Rose myrrh scent. It is very healthy and reliable, growing to 4 ft tall by 3 ft wide as a shrub or 8-10 ft as a climber. RHS "Award of Garden Merit." (David Austin 1987, Auswalker).
These multicolored hexagon-shaped container gardens are artfully arranged on a kitchen wall to bring a touch of the outdoors to the indoor space. Various climbing plants spill over the sides of each container.
Malvern Hills Rambler is a glorious, repeat-blooming rambler rose that produces large clusters of small, double, soft yellow flowers. It is very healthy and reliable, with strong slender stems with small polished leaves and few thorns. It is a versatile climber, 10 to 12 ft tall, perfect for a pergola, small arbor, trellis or wall. The fragrance is a Noisette scent.