HGTV fan michellelouise22 chose a yesteryear theme for her Halloween decor. She made a kid-friendly centerpiece by placing fake red apples in a black "Poison" pot and painting one apple black to symbolize a poisonous one. The spider wine glass and hard resin book complete the supernatural look.
Rich wood cabinets add warmth to the bright, white walls of this kitchen. Bicycle artwork adds a personal touch to the room and complements the red accents in the place mats, fondue pot and desk chair. The large island serves as an eating space as well as prep and cook area. The modern white barstools have long seats with a short backrest lip.
The modern red console table with X-cross base is a perfect fit for this playful space with a bold color scheme and eclectic style. The modern style table offers drawers for bedroom essentials and display space for interior design books and white ceramic plant pots, with a low shelf that offers easy access to shoes.
Canistrum montanum can be loosely translated as mountain basket, referring to the basket-like flower form. When this Brazilian bromeliad blooms, red bracts surround and cradle the tiny blossoms, which appear to be tucked deep inside a basket. Grow this bromeliad as an epiphyte on a slab or in a pot with soil.
Micro greens adapt readily to apartment gardens, growing happily in containers. Greens are shallow rooted, so your pots don’t have to be deep. This spicy micro green mix features a blend of red and green mustards that deliver a gently pungent bite. Look for mild micro green mixes, too, if the spicy blend doesn’t suit your palate.
Perfect for pots or the front of a border, ‘Burgundy Bunny’ miniature fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides) brings cute color to any setting. This small ornamental grass showcases light red hue in summer, followed by blazing reds in fall. The small seedheads appear in late summer and linger until harsh winter weather blasts them apart. This grass works well in rock gardens or low water-use landscapes. Plants grow 12 to 16 inches tall and up to 16 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 5-9.
Warm, neutral paint contrasts with exotic artwork and accessories to create an intriguing statement. The large, turquoise decorative pot adds a distinct element and brightly accents the simple, gray-toned wall. In a purposeful asymmetric presentation, handblown-glass floral art is hung along one wall in the living room. Glass sculptures in their spectacular hues of red, orange, yellow, and other colors generate an eye-caching focal point from all vantage points.
For maximum visual impact, choose two main colors to work with and one accent. This porch is silver and red with a bit of evergreen. Then repurpose existing materials: Use big flower pots as a base and fill them with evergreen garland, huge ornaments, sparkly twigs and white lights. Another decorating tip is to repeat a few elements. This project used evergreen garland along the porch railing, which mirrored the green in the planters. The ornaments were also hung from the roof and featured in the red and green wreath on the door.
This homeowner's love for color does not stop in the living room; this kitchen is chock full of color. The wood floor has been painted blue and green with an argyle pattern. A red kitchen island and blue double ovens accent the space. In the back of the bookcases, wallpaper has been applied to add more color to the space. The shelves are dotted with colorful pots, pans and dishes for easy access as well as decoration.
Stone crowns atop columns lead the way to a giant chess board made of prefab 2x2 concrete squares with exposed pebbles. Taking inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, designer Margie Grace of Grace Design Associates. Inc., has red roses on one side and white roses on the other. Fourth of July roses, which are speckled and look like they're being painted for the Queen, are in pots behind the benches. "If it's your fantasy, just go there," says Grace. "Don't do it by halves."
Black-eyed susan vine (Thunbergia alata) takes on a new hue with Tangerine Slice A-Peel. The flowers on this variety unfurl in playful shades of orange and red. Black-eyed susan vine is a cinch to grow. It happily clambers up an arch and delivers non-stop blooms all summer long. This vine also adapts well to growing in pots on a tepee trellis. Give this beauty a spot in full sun, except in the Deep South, where afternoon shade is welcome. Butterflies and other pollinator insects visit blooms, adding to the color show. Plants grow 5 to 8 feet tall by 18 to 24 inches wide. Annual vine, hardy in Zones 10-11.