This Southwestern house combines stone and stucco facades. Heavy lintels span doors and windows and a chimney pokes up at the entrance and towers over the Spanish-tiled roof and formal, desert-style landscaping below.
Rolling pastures and picturesque lakes surround this contemporary ranch house, creating a quiet country setting just outside of Dallas. A paved driveway curves around the front of the home for easy access to the main entrance.
A custom-designed stone paver patio is the perfect place to showcase a formal water fountain in this two level garden. The small planting area next to the patio is filled with colorful annuals and provides a break between the hardscape areas, helping to lead the eye around the landscape.
A more formal space to gather, this living room offers a stylish place for guests to sit and relax with drinks before dinner (or drinks after dinner, whichever you prefer). The chandelier suspended above adds another level of elegance to the design.
The master bedroom has a refined style. "This is much more formal than any other room in the house, but the bold color makes it a little more fun and not really stuffy," says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
This formal living room is likely Angela's favorite place to get inspired, primarily because she's always wanted a pink room (Sherwin Williams, Lotus Flower). Her design books, magazines and some of her most prized vintage finds are housed in this space. I love that this angle of the room is perfectly balanced and there is a relationship between each of the pieces. The vintage print framed by the pair of lamps, compliments the chairs flanking the console, which is grounded by the ottoman. Angela’s use of black and white in this room and throughout the house adds a dose of classic design in spaces with unconventional wall colors and bold abstract artwork.
The welcoming cottage garden in front of a cape-style home uses a successful mix of colorful plants in a variety of heights and textures. The homes edges are softened with the use of climbing plants, and weathered wood features are continued through the garden to continue the hardscape palette throughout and create a cohesive design.
This formal garden with a two-story pavilion for entertaining is part of an extensive building and landscaping project by Cruickshank Remodeling. The homeowners had recently purchased the adjacent property which contained a mid century ranch house. After demolishing the structure, the yard was then graded and reconfigured into an upper and lower lawn and garden areas, taking advantage of the elevation change in the lot. The design goal was the creation of various entertainment spaces that can be viewed in our before and after visual tour.
This house is considered to be an American Foursquare Colonial. Its elevated construction made it an ideal choice for a French parterre garden, the house easily able to look over the garden's formal, orderly layout.
A formal garden provides a grand entry to this stunning estate with classic architecture. The overall theme of the house is reflected in all the landscape and hardscape spaces throughout the expansive property.
The traditional-style building reflects the style of the main home and is used to house the mechanical equpiment for the property. Stone steps and walkways lead throughout the landscaping, which mixes formal gardens with stacked stone garden walls and water features.
To complement the Colonial architecture of this historic home, built in 1911, the garden is organized in French parterre style. The design is intended to act as a visual link between the house and its natural surroundings.
The wallpaper in the formal living room has been carefully preserved, which helps maintain the integrity of the house. A closer look at the design reveals beautiful blue-green peacocks, which the designers complemented with two floral sofas.
As seen on HGTV's Vacation House for Free, the modern design in this space makes the dining room feel formal. The unique table chairs, as well as the metallic chandelier and candlesticks and neutral colors help to carry the design forward.
With its bold chandelier, velvet armchairs, blue-and-white artwork and colorful rug, the dining room is like the culmination of all the owners' favorite items. In turn, the space feels comfortable and looks cohesive with the rest of the house.