Stunning white marble tile installed vertically creates the impression of space and luxury in this contemporary shower. A modern hand-held showerhead and rainfall showerhead complete the spa-like ensemble, while a rack makes for handy towel accessibility.
This master bathroom designed by Stephen Fanuka of Million Dollar Contractor features luxurious hand-painted wallpaper and a custom Carrara marble shower. Even though the materials have varying textures, he keeps the look clean with a monochromatic color palette.
A towel rack placed above the tub keeps clean towels close at hand. The master bathroom also includes well-placed double robe hooks in vibrant brushed nickel that keep a cozy robe close by when exiting the shower or tub.
This transitional master bathroom features hand-selected marble used on the floor and the custom double vanity. The homeowners wanted this reclaimed space turned master bath to have a spa-like feel, which was achieved through the use of a neutral palette, clean lines and luxe features like the walk-in steam shower.
This photo of a Pure Interiors Design bathroom proves that dissimilar styles can form a unifying presence with an expert approach and hands-on treatment. The white subway tile that lines both the shower stall and half of the interior walls of the room makes a appealing connection with the ornamented blue and white toile wallpaper, as if nothing else would have been appropriate but this look.
Tina has a love of the tactile and it shows in this home. Always on top of the trends, Tina blends disparate elements—wood, lacquer and hand-made ceramics from her own line—with ease to create a beautifully serene vignette.
Don’t ignore small spaces! A shelf is the perfect solution to storage scarcity in smaller bathrooms. Place one over the tub for towels, candles or shower gel or near the toilet for spare toilet paper and hand towels. Designer Karina Bryant of K_Souki Design Studio has a set of shelves wired for music or a TV hookup for bath time relaxation in her home, built by Imery Group.
This view with the doors open shows the interior of the closets, styled as a secret play space for kids with round white embroidered Moroccan poofs with a hand stitched floral design and assorted throw pillows for comfort. Two chrome flush mount light fixtures with brilliant red shades inside the closet provide lighting.
Adding a dry creek bed to your property has many benefits. It helps channel water runoff away from your yard but, as this example shows, also creates a small natural habitat for microscopic plant life, insects and amphibians which children can observe and experience first hand. It also adds additional visual interest to your landscape.
Though often overlooked, a mudroom is a canvas that gives homeowners, "an opportunity to show personality in a creative way,” says designer Ana Claudia, adding that they’re also a great first impression for guests. Here, Ana paired vintage mid-century Eames tandem chairs with sculptural Reality Hand hooks from Areaware. She then softened the whole look with a jute rug and South American vintage prints (a nod to the homeowner’s culture).
Alex Ray, of Five Senses Art Consultancy, was inspired to illustrate a move away from technology back to the basics of communication through an installation of hand-cast bronze letters and ancient symbols, as seen at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014. An overhead view from the staircase shows the letters tumbling down a white wall where dark brown hardwood floors are accented by a yellow carpet runner.
A wallcovering showcasing Southern plant and animal life is a dramatic design decision in a grand mirrored stairwell with a sunlight. Savage Interior Design completed the space for a Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York City. MJ Atelier hand-applied plaster for the custom wallcovering. The black-and-white stairwell has a wrought iron railing and hardwood floors, while the landing has a dark sofa and nesting cocktail tables.
This annual weed thrives in shady areas with moist, fertile soil, but it’s adaptable and can also sprout in dry areas. Chickweed forms a low-growing crown of stems that spread and sprawl. In a planting bed, the stems crawl through perennials and annuals, showing up as far as 12 to 18 inches from the plant’s crown. In lawns, it usually shows up in thin grass with heavy, moist soil. For a small infestations, hand-pulling works fine. Try to get plants up before they set seed, which can number up to 800 per plant. For heavy infestations, look for herbicides that list chickweed. There is also a perennial chickweed that spreads by seed and stem or root pieces.
Venus Dogwood is the result of a cross between Pacific Dogwood (Cornus nuttallii) and Korean Dogwood (Cornus kousa). Its flowers are up to 6 inches across—as big as a hand. Like other dogwoods, this cross shows strong resistance to Japanese beetle feeding. Leaves have a strong venation pattern that creates an almost quilted effect, which could be why the beetles give it a pass.