Here’s a secret to a well styled buffet table: add a few small plants. That’s it! No flowers to arrange. Simply purchase a few small household plants and scatter around the table to fill in gaps and add a pretty touch of life.
This master bathroom was designed as an ultimate couples retreat with double sinks, double shower heads and a two-person tub. Houseplants—both on the floor and hanging—add a welcome organic note into the mix.
Depending on the layout of your patio, an outdoor shower could be part of your design and create an interesting focal point. If you have outdoor plumbing, you are on your way to making this possible, says Leigh Spicher, Ashton Woods’ national director of design studios. Frame a small enclosure and treat with a teak accent. This one by Ashton Woods designers extends above the wall, but yours would be less detailed and require fewer materials. You also can use the shower to water your container plants.
Let’s start with plants. Purchase a nice mix of large, dramatic, plants at your local nursery. Two tall palms, small maidenhair ferns, and leafy household plants in terracotta plants are perfect choices.
Colorful pots are hung on shower rods using shower hooks to elevate this home's herb garden off the ground. Blogger Eileen Beaver of A Creative Day used chalkboard labels on the pots that make it easy to switch out the plantings.