Deep, moody green interiors are taking the design world by storm, and bathrooms are no exception. Consider a hue like hunter, olive, forest, jade or emerald for the walls, and balance its intensity with a light, natural wood vanity and jute accents. Matte black fixtures and ceramics complete this look. The trendy palette works well with rustic, modern farmhouse and Southwestern design styles.
Brighten your yard’s shady spots with a golden waterfall, courtesy of ‘All Gold’ Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra). Also known as Japanese hakone grass, this glowing beauty boasts naturally cascading growth that makes an elegant focal point. As the name suggests, Japanese forest grass likes a part shade to shady spot with soil that’s well-drained, rich and humusy. Avoid dry, clay or poorly drained soils. This is a slowly spreading ornamental grass, which typically grows 9 to 14 inches tall and up to 24 inches wide. The narrow leaves pair well with broad-leafed hosta varieties or heuchera. Hardy in Zones 5-9.
In addition to Panacea’s easy access to beach activities, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities inland, too. Between the Apalachicola National Forest, the largest U.S. National Forest in Florida, and St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, adventurers can take advantage of activities like walking, biking, swimming, fishing, bird-watching, camping, hunting, horseback riding, boating and more.
The acres of woodsy waterfront land that make up the Washington estate include streams, waterfalls, trails and a sandy beach. The cabin and its guest house feel like a treehouse in the middle of it all.
Globe amaranth blooms can be white or shades of red, purple and pink. Harvest the stems when the flowers are in bloom, and hang them upside down in a dry, dark, airy space until you’re ready to use them in crafts or arrangements. The flower heads of varieties like ‘Forest Pink’ (Gomphrena haageana) are also great for using in potpourri.
"We wanted something that would be fun for the kids and spark their imagination," said interior designer Carrie Maniaci about this birch forest bedroom. Custom murals and materials make this room come alive while the custom built bunk bed really sets this space apart.