Make a space that will last. “You don’t want things to be temporary. You want things that they can grow with,” said Cate Dunning of GordonDunning, who decorated this bedroom as part of a Dwell with Dignity install. This bedroom was for three boys who loved Super Mario Brothers and the Atlanta Falcons, so GordonDunning incorporated red accented with blue and hung framed Mario art prints from Etsy on the wall. The beds were already in the room, and DIY blogger Dena Stormer painted them with Sherwin Williams Positive Red.
Warm, sand-colored stairs create a path along this hillside in California. At the top, the landscape architects carved out a little patio where the owners can enjoy panoramic views of the terrain at sunset.
With a swimming pool and mountain views, this contemporary backyard from Zacate Landscape Design is a real stunner. After enjoying dinner by the water, the owners can retreat to their cool fireside lounge for drinks and casual conversation.
Bi-folding doors open right to the backyard, creating an effortless transition from the kitchen to an outdoor dining area. Here, a large blue umbrella offers shade from the sun, while five chairs and a cushioned bench make room for everyone at the table.
At the top of the stairs, four neutral seats create a comfortable spot for reading or entertaining. When the sun goes down, landscape lights along the path will safely guide visitors back to the house.
Okay, how awesome is this? Thanks to it's custom cube design, this modern fire pit houses a water feature on one side and a TV on the other. Meanwhile, three plush armchairs ensure that everyone is nice and comfortable.
Flowers and plants encircle this outdoor sitting area, making it feel like a natural part of the landscape. A bright blue umbrella complements the chairs on a landing below and offers relief from the sun.