The walkway leading up to this Illinois residence is lined with perfectly manicured grass and vibrant pink flowers that usher guests into this elegant home. Made of asymmetrical gray stone pavers, the natural color of this walkway perfectly complements the vibrant colors of the landscaping.
Hardscaped pillars stand guard at the entrance to HGTV Dream Home 2010. The front walk is protected by a metal canopy that serves as a foil against the stucco and creates shadows and visual interest, especially at sunset.
One of the most common ways to use dwarf Alberta spruce in the landscape is to plant a pair flanking an entry, driveway or path. In this entry garden, two spruce frame the steps to the front porch, effectively calling attention to it. Clumps of pink spirea provide a pretty counterpoint to the steady green of this pair of porch-side spruces. In winter, dwarf Alberta spruce really shines, sounding a steady note of green through snows and winter cold. Dwarf Alberta spruce (Picea glauca ‘Conica’) is hardy in Zones 2 to 8.
You would never know that this fabulous walk-in closet was created from an outdoor storage room. An exterior door and window were closed and removed to allow space for custom built-in shelving, providing ample room for clothing, shoes and jewelry. The light from the sparkling hanging fixture bounces off a shimmery petal pink ceiling, while glass shoe shelves mounted in front of pink damask wallpaper provide a beautiful focal point. The custom-designed full-length mirror and the sconces flanking it stand out in front of the horizontal striped wallpaper. Nicole Norris, ASID, NCIDQ, is responsible for the dressing room design in this North Carolina home.
Giraffe-patterned carpet adds a cheeky touch to this walk-in wardrobe. Glass-front cabinets add a polished look while allowing for an easy choice of clothing. Recessed lighting and natural light from the window ensure the space is bright for quick outfit picks.
This spa-like master bathroom features a stunning walk-in shower with intricate tile work. An alcove in front of the shower is the perfect setting for the contemporary soaker tub. The double vanity is topped with smooth neutral countertops and features closed and open storage.
The approach to this midcentury modern home takes you through a long expanse of velvety green lawn. The house itself is set back a bit, nestled in amongst trees, allowing visitors to take in the full vista as they walk up.
In this home built for entertaining, a bocce ball court is found in the front yard. After the game, enter the living room through 12' doors and sit a spell or keep on walking and take a dip in the pool. This takes indoors out to a whole new level.