A luxury estate in Miami Beach incorporates key water features into its expansive yard, which ends at the beach. The homeowners wished for a level, open landscaped area to include the pool, a spa, tanning areas and a large lawn. Miami landscape architect Orlando Comas' award-winning design created a captivating outdoor space surrounded by lush vegetation.
When choosing items that you own to fill a bookcase, think about creating a contrast, says Leigh Spicher, Ashton Woods' national director of design studios. In this Orlando model home, neutral book pages and accessories stand out against the dark wood of the built-in bookcase. "Sometimes our favorite decor is something we already own," she says. If you save money by using existing items, you can also add picture and display lighting to illuminate treasured pieces.