For a modern Christmas tree and stand, designer Ginger Curtis started with a Cypress tree planted in a wood basket. Then, she added a chunky, wool blanket, personalized sacks and black-wrapped parcels to finish off the magic of this modern Christmas decor.
Simple centerpieces, like glass candleholders and flower arrangements, can be dressed up with layers of cypress tree cuttings. There's no artful arrangement needed; the less perfect the greenery appears, the more natural it looks.
Small juniper and cypress trees are the best fits for mobile trees meant for outdoor use. Since these live, organic trees are taller and narrower than artificial versions, it's smart to consider placing them in taller, squatter vessels rather than low, oblong wash tubs. For this outdoor dining area, a cypress was placed into an old wine crate outfitted with casters.
Every winter, monarch butterflies living west of the Mississippi River migrate to groves along the Central California Coast to spend winter. Monarch butterflies overwinter on Monterey cypress trees in Pismo Beach, California.
From up above, Verona, Italy looks as picturesque as a postcard, with vineyards and groves of olive trees stretching into the distance. An avenue lined by cypress trees leads to the Renaissance-era villa.
A dense Mediterranean-style garden with thyme borders an outdoor patio with a small metal patio set. The potted cypress tree is an elegant nod to Mediterranean design and a relatively low-maintenance addition to the landscape.
Landscaping clearly articulates the entry statement even prior to encountering the front door in front of this neoclassical-style home. A row of cypress trees and paver driveway with a diamond grass pattern are as dramatic as the home itself.
Looking for a more masculine way to decorate for the holidays? An excellent way to do this is by replacing flowers with cut greenery. Here, discarded soup cans were given new life as vessels thanks to a coat of black spray paint. To add life, simple cypress tree cuttings were placed inside to bring a pop of green to the mantel.
Throughout her space, designer Ginger Curtis puts a modern, black and white twist on traditional Christmas decorations. Using her home's contrasting black and white color palette as a base line for her design, Ginger added white stockings monogrammed with her family's initials and other Christmas decorations like the Christmas wreath and the Cypress tree in the corner of the living room instead of a traditional Christmas tree.
Panacea gets its name from the “cure-all” qualities of the Wakulla Springs. In the early 20th century, people from all over the world would journey to bathe in the hot springs, which were thought to have healing powers. Today, taking a dip in the springs is almost a rite of passage. If you’re feeling adventurous, jump from the 22-foot-tall observation tower at Wakulla Springs State Park into the 69 degree water of Wakulla Spring. If you’re looking to relax, find relief from the summer heat under the large, shady cypress trees.
The cypress ceiling of this gorgeous living room is highlighted by the transom windows. White oak millwork encloses the TV and entertainment center and is subtle enough not to distract from the trees and views outside. The coffee table is from Room and Board with a solid pecan top.