Trim your plant as needed to maintain its size, and remove any flowers when they fade. Looking for more plants to grow in a terrarium? Calvo suggests Alpine water fern (Blechnum penna-marina), Baby’s tears (Soleirolia soleirolii), Dwarf crisped fern (Dryopteris affinis ‘Crispa Gracilis’), Creeping fig (Ficus pumila) and Artillery plant (Pilea glauca ‘Aquamarine’).
The hip black and white look of this barrel cactus cut and placed on alternating black sand and table salt is made even more dramatic with the addition of vertical porcupine quills. "Pour one mound of table salt across each side of the glass cube. Layer black fine grained sand on top. Repeat. Layer with white aquarium pebble before placing cactus," says Anne Gunnels of Honey + Gunn Succulents. The table design is by @pleasebeseatedrentals.
For a play on masculine and feminine style at the room's entry, rustic logs were cut to size, sanded, then painted with circles featuring different shades of blue as well as pink, yellow, coral and purple. While the rustic texture of the bark is masculine, the poppy pinks and corals add feminine flair.
Terrariums take on a new twist in Garden Made: A Year of Seasonal Projects to Beautify Your Garden and Your Life, by Vancouver author Stephanie Rose. Rose, who blogs about gardening, cooking and crafting at Garden Therapy, adds layers of colored sand to her glass gardens. Although sand art has been around since the 70s, it feels fresh and trendy when used with your favorite houseplants.
The living room features the original refinished hardwood floor, new curtains, and blind, updated furnishings and custom art designed by Mia's younger son Bryce. Host Erin Napier said the floors had to be sanded three times to get the old dark stain completely removed to allow the natural color of the wood to show again.
A soft, sand-colored loveseat echoes the rolling lines of sand dunes in this tropical meets eclectic living room. A piece of coral painted gold sits on a navy blue endtable with a seagrass basket beside it.
A natural wood dining table adds beautiful raw shape and warm color against the cool tones of the gray dining room. Smoothly sanded wooden chairs compliment the table while creating a slight textural contrast. A stone chandelier gives an older feel to the design while the wall art brings a more contemporary feel to the room.
A stone chandelier is perfect for the icy gray surroundings of this unique dining space design. The room is brought to life by the warm color and natural curves of the wood dining table. Smooth, sanded wood chairs line the sides. A mix of white vases add dimension to the room.
Framed watercolor art evokes the movement of waves flowing in and out, even capturing the ocean's natural hues which inspired the color palette of this home. Sand-colored linen couches add to the coastal look of this living room.
The light sand color of the walls in this beach house warms the space; yet keeps that crisp shoreside feeling. Furniture is minimal and clean-lined, allowing the art in the space -- both the painting and the unique area rug -- to take center stage.
Driftwood accents and wall art that's as subtle as seafoam trailing over sand tie this coastal living room to its seaside setting and layer it with interesting texture. Window treatments and furnishings are neutral, drawing the eye to the peaceful ocean view beyond. Sheer draperies add to the room's ethereal feel.
Treated and stained driftwood stands on display as a sculptural piece of art that adds an organic textural element to this coastal modern foyer. A refurbished antique bench gets a bohemian update with indigo tie dye pillows. The photo of rippled sand calls to mind again the coastal inspiration for this space.
Framed sand dollars make for a unique piece of minimal art while also adding a subtle coastal element. Flower arrangements with lots of greenery provide a single pop of color in this beige-toned dining room. The beaded chandelier, jute vases and bamboo Roman shades introduce tactile texture so the room doesn't feel flat.
This third-floor home office takes advantage of the beachside property's sweeping views. The traditional space features a beamed ceiling and built-in credenza that add architectural interest. The homeowner is an avid outdoorsman, so art and accents in this space have a rustic, woodsy feel. The walls feature a sand texture wall treatment, and matchstick shades filter light without blocking the view.