One of the best ways to bring visual interest to your garden says Wade, is to mix materials: boulders, pavers, pebbles, river stone. It not only gives a more naturalistic look, you aren't tied to just one high-cost material, but you blend pricier and more inexpensive materials.
Interior designers ensure a well-balanced kitchen by sticking with a perfect mix of materials. In this kitchen, the cabinets are glossy and rich, while the butcher-block countertop is flat and neutral. To help tone down the intensity of the red cabinet color, reflective blue tiles stem from the top of the counter all the way up to the ceiling.
A mixture of materials gives the exterior of this midcentury-modern home visual interest and appeal. Frosted glass offers light and privacy for the home office, while rich brown siding creates a compelling sense of warmth.
Light brick offers a refreshing contrast against the dark-paneled portions of this modern home's exterior. The vibrant green lawn and natural-looking landscaping also add contrast while adding color to the neutral exterior.
The home has an eye-catching look thanks to an interesting mix of materials including the brick, wood and wrought iron. This enticing property is located in a new, fast-growing neighborhood that offers close proximity to both downtown Dallas and Fort Worth.
The design intent for this urban exterior was to design a version of a traditional brownstone, and to give an appreciative nod to the history and architecture of the older part of town, with an updated look that has an eye towards the future of the community. One of the ways this was achieved was by using an interesting mix of materials. Brick, stucco, custom millwork paneling and cornice detailing, and custom iron details complete the look.
Designer Jimmy Stanton’s upstairs lounge at the 2017 Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse and Marketplace features a mix of stone, concrete, wood, antique mirror and textures and a white and indigo palette.
A private garden area connects all of the interior spaces in this Manhattan penthouse to the outdoors to offer a serene, quiet space in the middle of the city. The design is balanced through a mix of industrial and organic hardscaping materials.