Choosing irregular bathroom mirrors can reflect your design style and add a lot of visual interest. “Pick something that’s not just square,” says Atlanta designer Nancy Keenan. Keenan says these mirrors were especially handy because the outlet would have been blocked if she’d used a rectangular one.
The farmhouse-inspired kitchen has a large irregular-shaped island with barstool seating at one end. Rustic stone, the same used on the house's exterior, creates a beautiful focal wall around the wood-fire oven.
Just through the gate, guests will find a beautiful mosaic of large, irregularly-shaped bluestone right at their feet. With a variety of sedums, thyme and dwarf Mondo tucked into the cracks, this garden draws ample visual interest.
An irregularly-shaped mirror and a one-of-kind vanity animate this eclectic bathroom. Original artwork and a tiled backsplash add color to the white walls, while a stainless steel sink adds a subtle gleam to the mix.
Instead of a front lawn, which requires lots of water, landscape designers planned a simple, green-on-green garden mulched in pea gravel. A Stewartia is the focal point. Irregular stepping stones help soften the crisp angles of the house.
A round fire pit is set into a patio made of irregular flagstone and created by Southview Design, based in Minneapolis. The fire pit patio is made of Chilton natural stone and the wall block is Anchor's Highland Stone.
Irregular bluestone encircles a young Redbud within the walled garden. Brick walls are built on grade beam and frost pier foundations and illuminated columns help define the garden, which contains three of the home's eight egress points. New porches were constructed at each entry.
When trying to create a rustic look, opt for pavers that appear to be chiseled, such as these irregular-shaped Belgard pavers with the look of flagstone. The blocks used to create the fire pit have a rough-hewn texture.
The homeowner wanted a retro kitchen with modern conveniences, and Jackson Design and Remodeling delivered with a sunny, yellow space that straddles both the 20th and 21st centuries. The traditional concept of a checkered floor is given a modern update with an irregular pattern, and brand-new, vintage-inspired appliances complete the space.
Remember that kitchen islands don’t have to be a traditional, rectangular shape. Designer Donna Mathis of Haven Design Works fashioned an unsually shaped island here out of necessity to make room for a breakfast area, and the result is striking. This can also be a great way to save money by using irregular countertop remnants.
A driveway made up of gravel and large, irregularly shaped stones makes for a warm welcome at this property, plus sets an informal tone that’s appropriate for the cottage style of the home. Lush green plants line the driveway and harmonize with the wooded, mountainous surroundings.
An irregular bluestone pathway flanked with pachysandra leads to an Asian-style gate with pergola. The gate draws the eye through to frame the rear yard and entices one to enter. Designer tip: You do not need a fence to have a gate. Simply tucking an arbor gate into the landscape will draw the eye into the garden.
Upholstered barstools sit on one end of the long, irregularly shaped island for casual dining in the kitchen. The core of the kitchen is a highly functional "U" with easy access from the kitchen sink to the commercial-quality range and a pair of wall ovens. Exposed wood beams bring a rustic quality to the space, while dark brown cabinets lend to the classic feel.
Two pergolas flank the pool house and create outdoor rooms. One pergola forms a casual living room, complete with informal fire feature on an irregular bluestone patio. The other pergola design includes a swinging bed hanging from the perlins. Raised planting areas create a protected ambience and foster privacy in the pool zone. Sod ribbons on the raised bed stairs soften the hardscape.
Concrete pavers lead up the steps and onto a patio with a water fountain and ledges to display containers for this home in the southeast U.S. The materials, including textured Mega-Arbel pavers with an irregular shape and antiqued Celtic Wall pavers by Belgard for the steps, are manufactured by Georgia Masonry Supply.
Sometimes known as the sweetheart plant, heart-leaf philodendron (Philodendron cordatum) is one of the easiest houseplants to grow. Give it low light, low humidity and/or irregular watering, and it just keeps right on growing. It’s a goof-proof houseplant that vines. Grow it as a trailing plant, letting stems dangle from a shelf or tabletop. Or give it a pot trellis or totem to clamber up. To keep plants confined to a pot, snip vines as needed.