The living room was actually a collaboration between the homeowner and designer, who met on social media. To create the space, designer Michelle Gage sent styling instructions based on the home's floor plan, and the owner added her own small touches, like the DIY-painted planters on the mantel.
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.
This outdoor space rests on the roof deck of a historic Chicago building on Lake Shore Drive. The space features blue-cushioned lounge chairs, colorful planters and an outdoor bar area. Overlooking a gorgeous view, this deck is perfect for hosting parties and entertaining.
Bright green pots complement natural green herbs in a hanging garden, providing a colorful punch to this back deck. Eileen Beaver, who blogs at A Creative Day, created this hanging herb planter for the Home Depot Patio Style Challenge.
Large planters can bring a porch, patio or driveway to colorful life when you fill them to overflowing with flowering annuals. Start with a planter that’s at least 14 inches across to create a (somewhat) mobile flower garden. This large container features bloomers in bright colors: ‘Tiger Eye’ gloriosa daisy (Rudbeckia), ‘Summer Jewel Red’ Savia coccinea, Profusion Double Fire zinnia and ‘Callie Purple’ calibrachoa.
Contractor Matt Blashaw transformed a backyard patio into an outdoor home theater, complete with a movie screen, outdoor kitchen and popcorn machine. Colorful planters and a raining water feature steal the show.