On one wall, the art gallery helps the den’s large flat screen TV with a white dresser/console table below blend in with the surrounding art pieces to create a decorative look that helps keep eyes off the TV when not in use.
The modern yet rustic chandelier over the dining table constructed from cast iron illuminates the space from above. The eye-catching light fixture with a blackened iron finish reflects the home’s interesting mix of contemporary and traditional design elements.
The bed’s headboard with whitewashed planks of wood includes different high and low points, similar to the peaks and valleys seen in the local mountains around this beautiful Whitefish, Montana property.
Once known as false forget-me-nots, brunnera are shade-loving plants with blue flowers like this variety, 'Henry's Eyes'. These perennials open in early spring and make great companions for hostas, pink and white bleeding hearts, early tulips and other spring-flowering bulbs. Grow your plants in fertile, moist soil, and don't let them dry out.
Tough as nails and a strong bloomer, black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta) belongs in every garden. This native beauty adds sunny shades to the summer garden, with flowers that lure butterflies and all manner of bees. Blossoms make a great addition to the vase and continue to open until fall frost if you faithfully remove spent blooms. Seedheads attract goldfinches and other seed-eating birds. Grows 24 to 36 inches tall by 12 to 24 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 3-7.
The large walk-in shower features floor-to-ceiling neutral square tiles and a pebble-like tiled floor. Niches inset into the shower wall provide storage, while a built-in bench looks like piece of furniture and gives the space a custom look.
Monterey, California interior stylist Tamara Lee Beltran (https://designsbytamaralee.com/) has an eye for what looks good - and what could look good, given the right amount of TLC. Six years ago when she first laid eyes on what would be her home, it was a run down home in a traditional '50s California style that had been vacant for two years. The only things it had going for it were a seaside location and a new coat of beige paint.
Black-eyed susan vine (Thunbergia alata) takes on a new hue with Lemon A-Peel. The flowers on this variety unfurl in a clear lemon yellow hue like living sunshine. Easy-growing black-eyed susan vine covers a trellis with non-stop blooms all summer long. It adapts well to growing in pots on a tepee trellis. Give this vine full sun, except in the Deep South, where afternoon shade is welcome. Butterflies and other pollinator insects visit blooms, adding to the color show. Plants grow 5 to 8 feet tall by 18 to 24 inches wide. Annual vine, hardy in Zones 10-11. Why we love it: This vine opens non-stop flowers—and it never needs deadheading.
Like a bird of paradise, this unique door knocker sits outside a tropical beach home. Light reflects off his copper embellishment as he waits to knock on the wood. A lovely welcome into this Vero Beach spot.