Splashes of green give this transitional living room a fresh, contemporary appeal. Linen sofas keep the space light and airy. Double console tables, lamps, and mirrors frame the fireplace to draw attention and interest.
A soothing gray color palette sets the stage for this chic, contemporary living space. Oversized artwork makes a bold statement, while a sleek white sofa paired with streamlined chairs and coffee table create a comfortable sitting area.
White, modern cabinetry, crisp white tile and sleek gray accents turn this small bathroom into a modern haven. A frameless glass shower enclosure opens up the small space and fits well with the room's streamlined design. The floating vanity's vertical lines are echoed in the lighting and tile.
"I’ve tried to keep it very light, airy and incorporate a lot of natural textures and details like plants, rugs, special light fixtures," says Rachel Roberts of her beach front Malibu home. A mix of simple, elegant details like the chandelier in her dining room and comfort, as seen in the fur throw on the bench, create a welcoming, unfussy vibe in the home.
Neutral cabinets and marble countertops make a classic-and-clean combination in this open kitchen. A patterned backsplash adds a little energy to the room and keeps the space from feeling too monochrome.
Designer Naomi Stein wanted the vanity to resemble campaign-style furniture and worked with cabinetmaker Christiana Cabinetry to get the scale right. To dress up the corner, she paired a Ghost chair with a vintage mirror and a hot pink lacquer tray.
This residence in Escondido, CA had a yard makeover by Licensed Contractor Jason Cameron, as seen on DIY Network's America's Most Desperate Landscape. This yard has beautiful shrubs and large boulders that bring attention to the font yard.
The contemporary boy's bedroom features touches of nautical inspiration through the canoe bookshelf and rope chandelier. Bright blue walls are punctuated with accents of red, while deep brown woods and striped bedding help to ground the space.
Some classic summer annuals can hold their own well into fall, even standing up to early light frosts. Orange tones steal the spotlight in this autumn theme hanging basket, featuring grass-like Toffee Twist carex, Flirtation Orange diascia, Diamond Frost euphorbia and Superbena Royale Peachy Keen verbena. These annuals withstand varying degrees of frost. In mild winter regions, they’ll deliver color through early December.
Fill a pot with flowers and plants that thrive in autumn’s cool air. Sweet alyssum, pansy and snapdragon all blossom strongly during chilly days. Many grasses and grass type plants (like Carex)—both the perennial and annual types—hold their own as temps start to tumble. Count on grasses to add texture and/or an upright element to cold weather container gardens.
Bursts of vibrant, warm color—like red—make a bigger impact when paired with cooler shades, or with neutrals. Here, the designers chose a medium blue as the base color for the patio seating area, then added spark with bold red and crispness with strategically placed white accents.
Put your own sophisticated spin on this popular treat by blending 3 cups of chopped pineapple, 2 cups of whipped topping, a splash of pineapple juice and shredded coconut to taste. Once blended, place in a sandwich bag, snip off the end and pipe into cups. Garnish with a cherry and colorful straw.
A fence around a tennis court on a Palm Springs, Calif., property is made of 2-foot square fiberglass panels that allow breezes to flow through. The client wanted an outdoor environment that was “groovy, cool and sexy," according to landscape architect Steve Martino and Associates. The project, with mid-century modern elements in desert style, won an American Society of Landscape Design award.
To make these colorful treats blend watermelon chunks, then pulse, strain and pour into small paper cups. Top each cup with a thick slice of kiwi. Place the popsicle stick through the center of the fruit, then freeze. Once frozen, just remove the paper cup and serve!