The exterior of this Dutch Colonial Revival home feels fresh in a tone of deep charcoal. The backyard pergola is painted in the same deep charcoal and covered in lush vines creating an expansive and inviting place to relax.
Five lush natural rattan hanging baskets with blooms on the covered front porch add nice color and texture to this outdoor space made for enjoying fresh air and the vibrancy of this urban Cincinnati neighborhood.
When decorating a space, never underestimate the power of plants. Go for a mix of sizes and for a more dynamic look vary the leaf shape. The snake plant on the floor is angular and vertically oriented, while the lush fiddle leaf fig has large undulating leaves. Save yourself a bit of cash by periodically clipping from an interesting shrub in your back yard. Place them in a large pot, add water and you have an instant statement-making centerpiece.
Looking out across the yard is like following a gradient, as soft yellow flowers lead to leafy shrubs, which then give way to a forest of evergreen trees. With so many plants in one place, the landscape is lush and a haven for local wildlife.
This property was once the location for the James Bond film "License to Kill". The front of the house and the shape of the pool had very minimal changes, but the rest of the garden had a complete makeover including the coping on the swimming pool.
Wide, staggered pockets and a built-in irrigation drip in this vertical greenwall blanket make hanging and grouping plants of all sizes easy. The 70-inch by 70-inch blanket by designer Jamie Durie attaches to fence or wall and has a waterproof backing to minimize water contact on the wall.