A marble-inlaid fireplace, accented with a bright green potted fern, is the focal point of this sitting area, featuring a fireside armchair with a wood frame and neutral upholstery. A small vase and singular piece of art over the mantelpiece keeps decor streamlined and simple.
Fallen leaves mixed with hosta, coleus, Rozanne geraniums, heucheras, ferns and long-lasting annual flowers make a glorious tapestry in your fall garden, says Jan Johnsen, a New York-based landscape designer.
Here's the outdoor area of a funky Mexican restaurant called Broken Spanish Taqueria. A 500-square-foot interior patio with crowd-friendly tables sits under a kitschy, faux fern-laden pergola and custom painted, lush garden walls. The designer wanted the place to seem like guests were entering someone’s garden or Grandma’s backyard, where families gather and a festive sense of the outdoors is felt indoors.
Add life to your covered porch or patio space—without sacrificing valuable square footage—with low-maintenance, hanging plants. Here, ferns add a layer of privacy and infuse color to the space. Ferns thrive in shaded areas and require watering just twice a week.
This Atlanta homeowner used to overwinter these enormous poolside Kimberly Queen ferns on her porch, but eventually decided the time and effort involved was too much. Now she just buys new ferns each year for these massive containers.