The faux-rock water slide of designer Scott Cohen's Robinson Crusoe landscape gives young "pirates" a good view of their terrain. All "boulders" were made on site: Bent rebar cages were hand-packed with concrete, hand-carved and textured with rubber mats.
Sometimes function gets in the way of form. When a well head, vent pipe or meter simply must sit in the middle of your yard or garden bed, a faux rock that fits on top offers a natural disguise. Choose from a variety of stone sizes at Gardener's Supply Company.
Kids young and old would swoon at the sight of this pool's faux rock water slide, waterfall, and rope swing. Surrounded by lush greenery and the blue lagoon pool, swimmers feel like they're on a tropical vacation in their own backyard.
Kids of all ages would delight in this amazing pool that mixes fire and water features, a rope swing, water slide, waterfall, and plenty of places to relax. Watch all the fun from comfortable lounge chairs on the pool deck, underwater stools at the cabana's swim-up bar, or take it easy in the hot tub.
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, homeowners Dax and Ashley Rohrer remodeled the entire interior of the home in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, installing hardwood flooring throughout and opening up the kitchen and dining area.
This expansive earth-tone outdoor living room sits nestled just below the pool level so swimmers can sit at the large granite bar and watch TV, enjoy a roaring fire, or chat with friends relaxing on the large L-shaped couch. Just beyond the bar, a hot tub is surrounded by a massive faux-rock wall.
A gallery wall of transportation prints makes a colorful, fun backdrop to the sleek gray crib in this boy's nursery. Visual texture and tactile appeal is brought in through a mix of patterns from the graphic curtains to the blue-and-white gingham rocking chair and faux fur area rug.
Adding natural elements gives container gardens a custom look, says Joe Guggia, a California floral designer. He incorporates items, such as bamboo, willow and rocks, into his indoor displays. It all starts with the container, from faux stone rounds to slender metal squares to larger baskets.
Teak wood squares applied in a basket-weave pattern add intrigue to this fireplace design by Lori Dennis and SoCalContractor. Not ready for a structural do-over? Bring your gas fireplace up to date by subbing in concrete rock balls for the tried-and-true faux logs. Voila! Instant update.
Even an industrial loft kitchen can don the mantle of an Old World farmhouse with a few simple touches. Here, antique wooden beams replace the existing structural supports, creating an eye-catching element in this vintage-yellow kitchen. For a similar effect, cover boring columns with wood, or use a faux finish to give them a rustic appearance, says author Susan Sully. For an even easier farmhouse-style fix, bring in a rocking chair.
For this project you'll need two small wood planters, fresh mood moss, clear plastic wrap, small river rocks, floral tape or clear tape, miniature fairy garden accessories, faux gold gems and five to seven small green potted plants in a variety of shades and heights. Line the insides of both planters with plastic wrap and secure with tape around the top rims. Fill the bottom of each planter with a handful of small river rocks for drainage, then stack the planters to add depth and interest. Create a custom design by staging plants and garden accessories before planting. Once you've achieved the desired look, remove plants from pots, loosen the roots and plant, filling empty space with potting soil. Lightly water the soil before covering with moss and adding leprechaun garden accessories.