Gorgeous translucent glass, often in pastel colors, was a big theme at this year’s Southeastern Designer Showhouse and Gardens from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine. The trend for light, airy details and a Seventies-meets-Art Deco vibe played out beautifully in this glam study from R. Hughes.
Arrange plantings in zones based on water use. Group thirsty plants together, including things like bedding plants and lawn. Keep lower water use plants like shrubs and drought tolerant perennials in a separate area. Install an irrigation system controller that supports zone watering to enjoy state-of-the-art water savings.
Chip Wade and his crew from HGTV's Elbow Room removed an old, dilapidated playground and replaced it with an inviting art studio so that the Schroeders could pursue their passion for creativity. The studio is serene with a beautiful chandelier, plush chairs and beautiful art painted by the family.
The Schroeder family asked chip for an outdoor space where their family could come together and create, so in his design, Chip included an art studio so that the family could come together and have a space to create and keep their art.
The bee is the Savannah College of Art and Design's mascot, "a unique icon of industry" says SCAD president Paula Wallace. The bee is also the star of a new organic garden and apiary legacy project and teaching tool at the college where students can learn about a host of relevant topics including garden design; sustainability; use of plants in beauty and fragrance products; the use of beeswax in jewelry-making and painting; and how to dye fabrics using plants. In just about every way SCAD Back40 is the perfect, holistic teaching tool and laboratory for a school perpetually expanding its approach to incorporating real world practices into its curriculum. Pictured: a bee pollinating anise hyssop.
Neutral tones create a sophisticated and calm atmosphere in this dining room. The rectangle dining table is surrounded with light wood chairs featuring cream cushion upholstery and a nailhead trim finish. A white area rug and white molding brighten the room and provide a break in the beige and wood finishes. Antique style garden tools mounted as wall art and a heavy neutral meal chandelier highlight the farmhouse influence in the design.