Some clematis varieties open flowers with twice the number of petals and are called double blooms. ‘Diamond Ball’ unfurls cool white-blue double flowers. When fully open, the blossoms measure 4 to 5 inches across with a round or almost spherical shape. Expect to see flowers all summer long. In early spring, cut stems back to 18 inches high. Vines grow 5 to 6 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide—a great choice for an entry arch or pergola over a patio. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
Meet a clematis that adds a cool note to any garden with its ice-blue blossoms. ‘Diamond Ball’ clematis unfurls beautiful double blooms up to 5 inches across. It flowers on both new and old stems, making it an easy clematis to prune. Simply cut vines back to 18 inches tall in early spring. Give clematis a trellis or netting to climb in a spot with the head of the plant in sun and the base shaded. Vines grow 5 to 6 feet tall by 2 to 3 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 4-9. Why we love it: Blue is a must-have color in the garden, and this shade of ice-blue is especially unusual—and on an easy-to-grow plant.
Glass solar string lights can be stunning in the canopy of trees, above an arbor, or hanging from a porch or deck. The Aurora Glow light set, by Allsop Home & Garden, is made of hand-blown glass that is illuminated at dusk.
Placing the enormous shower in between two floating vanities makes the it feel bigger and more private. Diamond backlashes and contemporary frosted glass pendant lights gives the bathroom unique flair.
“The flat was lackluster and definitely needed a facelift,” Chris remembers about his first visit to the space. “It was being shared by 3 folks – each with a bedroom. It had been split off from a neighboring flat many years ago and had not been renovated since then.” Recognizing the potential, however, Chris was quick to take the place and get to work building his vision, starting with the living room. Describing his style as “Bohemian Chic,” the living room is a full display of Chris’ love of eclectic influences. Mid-century seating is surrounded by various types of iconography, sculpture, art and books on fashion and style.
A new front porch and second story addition give the owners of this upstate New York farmhouse more room indoors and more ways to enjoy the outdoors. The design carefully echoed the home's lovely original architecture like the dormers.
A diamond patterned backsplash with a weathered look sits behind a metallic cooktop in this traditional kitchen. The neutral tones of the countertop and cabinetry are accented by a bright green piece of artwork above the stove.
When picking out wallpaper and accents for this guest bathroom, the designer took color cues from a beloved statue. Wall covering: Kravet; Bathroom accessories: Pigeon and Poodle; Sconce lighting: Robert Abbey; Mirror: Uttermost