A strong feature wall along the swimming pool is highlighted by a tall, verdant backdrop of Queen, and Mexican Fan palms, plus tall, wispy bamboo. The wall frames the pool along the garden's edge and is balanced by the use of a cut-out feature and a gallery-like arrangement of stone and metal fire sconces, and water spouts. The water flows from the wall into the swimming pool which is bisected by a walkway connecting the ipe wood patio to the hot tub.
Atlanta and its surrounding suburbs have been upping their dining game in the past few years and Avalon has done a great job of attracting the city's top chefs with satellite restaurants. A local favorite The El Felix is from area star chef Ford Fry, kingpin of a head-spinning number of Atlanta restaurants. Fry taps into his Tex Mex roots growing up in the Lone Star State with crowd-pleasing, uber-satisfying Mexican comfort food with a twist. Word of advice: you need the chili con con queso compuesto. Trust us on this.
The Kahlo Sapphire Rug (https://www.capelrugs.com/products/Shop/Rugs-by-Construction/Flat-Woven-Rugs/Kahlo-Sapphire) by Genevieve Gorder’s Kahlo Sapphire rug is a globally-inspired piece that shows a clear African influence. The shapes, patterns and symbols are African in nature, and reminiscent of pieces found in Mali. The deep blue shade is an homage to indigo dying. However, the overall design can also relate to a Mexican sarape. It’s a beautiful blend of global influences that is reflective of many of the most modern home decor that expresses traditional African pattern design.
This kitchen channels both Spanish and Mexican styling with colorful walls, shelves and pottery. The large metallic mirror hanging over the range is a statement piece that brings more light and space to the room. Designer Emily Severinsen chose a deep orange wall color and carried it through to the pottery, which holds a variety of kitchen utensils. The green tea color on the range hood and cabinets is a refreshing contrast against the bold, rustic metal tile backsplash and cultural artwork. Natural elements like the sabino wood kitchen island and wooden ceiling beams add a country look, while the black modern stools rejuvenate the space. The oversized antique mirror makes the kitchen feel larger and more open.
Cheerful and bright, marigolds make an easy-to-grow addition to any garden plan—in pots or planting beds. These perky annuals bring terrific color all season long. What you might not know is that marigolds pack a punch to many insects, including mosquitoes, thanks to chemical insecticides they release. That’s why marigolds have such a strong odor when you touch them. Both flowers and leaves release the chemicals, but blossoms deliver the strongest punch. Other insects that marigolds deter include aphid, whitefly, thrips, tomato hornworm, Mexican bean beetle and squash bug. Tuck marigolds into pots on the patio to make summer evenings less buggy. Or use them in the vegetable garden to help repel pests.