As vegetable gardening grows in popularity, the hellstrip may be the only space and a sunny spot for homeowners in urban areas to grow herbs and small plants, says Evelyn J. Hadden, author of "Hellstrip Gardening" (April 2014, Timber Press).
To create a touch of whimsy in the space, designers added some cute details, such as the doll chair and mirrored nightstand, to the space to create a personal, unique design that can grow up with its occupant.
Bunk beds maximize space in this fun boy's room. A green stripe of chalkboard paint allows children to be creative without fear of ruining the walls. Pops of red and blue tie the space together to create a playful, colorful space fit for any young child's growing imagination.
Homeowners wanted a non-traditional design in this modern nursery that could grow with their son as he grows, so designers created this edgy space. The black and white color palette makes the space modern and unique, while the black sound waves running up the wall keep the space from feeling too babyish; however, the artwork from Shel Silverstein's classic children's book "Where the Sidewalk Ends" helps to bring nursery innocence to the space. To add the finishing touches, air ducts and pendant lights were exposed to give the space an edgier look and a reading nook was created as a comfortable place to foster learning throughout this little boy's life.
When designing kids's rooms, let the childlike feel come from accessories and accents and keep major elements neutral, as seen in this sweet bedroom. That allows the space to grow along with the child.
A tiered fountain is one of the highlights of this restful Spanish-inspired garden space. White and purple flowers grow in beds surrounding the walkway and a gazebo provides shade and a relaxing bench swing.
This deck is put to great use with space-saving vertical container gardening techniques. Everything from herbs and vegetables to tropical plants grow in the fabric pockets hanging from unique A-frame wood structures.
Warm neutrals combine to create a relaxing and elegant nursery. The traditional convertible crib will grow with little one as he gets older, while damask curtains and a classic chandelier bring sophistication to the space.
This home's backyard wasn't huge, but the family who owned the home wanted space for their kids to play and space to grow an edible garden. Designers planned a lawn out of a series of connected circles, maximizing the yard's narrow shape. The trellis supports kiwi vines.