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.
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.
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.