A high-design option is this modern fire pit by Boxhill. The Vesta fire pit, part of its Glow! collection, was a finalist for the Association of Professional Landscape Designers 2015 Product of the Year. It comes in natural rust and raw steel finishes.
Agate, geodes and the fun addition of porcupine quills add an unexpected flourish to this tablescape featuring echeveria, tillandsia and cactus. “This is a simple design to try at home,” says Sara Fried of Fete Nashville: Luxury Weddings, a wedding and event planning firm. “Unlike many high-end tablescapes, succulents and cacti can be a fool-proof design option. They arrive with personality.”
“I love when a client chooses to about-face from the traditional and opt for succulent tablescapes,” says Fried. “I’m beginning to see a shift with what was once a minimalist look into fully-designed, color-driven pieces packed with design elements that span geode, quills, feathers, stone, and wood. It’s striking in a way that floral often can’t provide.”
The contemporary deck designed by Jamie Durie of The Outdoor Room features moveable floating seating with planter boxes. The homeowners have endless options for creating the perfect outdoor entertaining spot.
The scroll design of the console table is echoed in the chandelier, keeping traditional elements alive throughout this transitional living room. The combination of traditional, transitional and contemporary design elements allows the homeowners a variety of options to add pieces in the future.
When designing your living room, pull in an eclectic mix of seating options to add flair and flavor. Here, designer Nathan Fischer incorporated a white ceramic garden stool, animal print-covered ottoman and two small stools by the fireplace to create the perfect conversational gathering space. These small seating options can easily be moved around and repositioned to create the perfect arrangement for any situation.