Large sliding glass doors throughout this Malibu home give indoor spaces quick outdoor access, as seen with these living room and pool areas. The pool features brown mosaic tile accents and a spacious sitting area with neutral cushioned lounge chairs. Tropical plants and other greenery complete the landscape.
Originally a guest house, this space was converted into an indoor-outdoor cabana with Carrara marble and French White Oak accents, a custom wet bar complete with a sink, refrigerator, ice machine, storage, and 20-foot-long glass doors that pocket. Green wallpaper with a Palm plant design is a showstopper.
Your idea of an indoor garden might be a few houseplants scattered throughout your home or a room that’s dedicated to your greenthumb pursuits. Whatever your interest or skill level, streamline plant care by investing in the right equipment. Check out a few of these items, like these indoor round trays that earn their keep as a humidity tray, drainage saucer or planting container for a miniature garden.
A replica of a wire Victorian plant stand celebrates indoor gardening’s golden age. This plant stand, with its rectangular shape, fits neatly along a window, allowing plants to get maximum light without occupying nearby tables. The wire design allows air flow to plants, which helps maintain leaf health.
It’s easy to create indoor trees you can use year after year. Fill a medium-sized flowerpot with fast-setting concrete, then set a tree-like branch in the center. When the cement has hardened, hide the flower pot inside a pretty basket or other container, and decorate your “tree’ to your heart’s content.
Recessed lighting illuminates this indoor-outdoor shower which features all-over neutral tile and chrome shower fixtures. Neutral gravel covers the nearby courtyard, while succulent plants provide a Southwestern touch.
Wide openings turn this modern California home into an indoor-outdoor space its owners can enjoy year-round. A cantilevered roof provides protection from the elements, while broad windows offer loads of natural light and uninterrupted views of the northern California landscape. Native plants dot the hillside, connecting the house to its setting.
The steel and glass walls of this modern northern California home retract to open the spaces completely to the outdoors. Native plants surround the house and pool, which are ideally sited to take advantage of the home's hilltop location. Decoration is minimal, creating a space that's restful and meditative.
Small, round pendant lights hang throughout this bright contemporary kitchen. A breakfast island and long dining table offer tons of sitting space and small indoor plants bring in a natural touch to the space.
Designers were careful to blend the indoor and outdoor spaces by taking advantage of sight lines from the home's interior design. The plants in the front courtyard and the back yard can be seen from the living room, kitchen, bedroom and hallways. Here, a sculptural cactus provides a backdrop for art inside the home.
Flourishing indoor plants bring a lively pop of green into this contemporary gray and white office space. Graphic gray and white wall paper and geometric patterned pillows add layers of visual interest without overpowering the space.