Why we love it: Sky Pointer is a perfect fit for small gardens with its narrow footprint of 2 to 3 feet wide. It grows 4 to 5 feet tall, providing a strong vertical evergreen accent to plantings. This holly tolerates urban pollution and is deer resistant.
Who wouldn't want to party in this dramatic penthouse dining room, with a panoramic view of the sprawling cityscape? Ideal for entertaining, this modern dining room embraces an open layout with the adjacent kitchen and living spaces.
Can you imagine taking a bath in front of a view like this? Angela Blehm's master bath is the definition of relaxed elegance. The overall palette of her home is so incredibly colorful and vibrant, that the master bath's classic design makes for the perfect sanctuary. Angela achieved a cohesive look within the space by repeating the Benjamin Moore, Cumulous Cloud, wall color on their custom vanities and adding the gorgeous "York" bathtub from Victoria + Albert. My favorite detail about this space is the repetition and balance of simple shapes. Brass sconces and round pulls are the perfect finishing touches.
Every meadow needs a mix of native ornamental grasses, which provide food and shelter for insects, birds and other wildlife. An undemanding native grass is switch grass (Panicum virgatum). This variety is ‘Cheyenne Sky.’ It’s a clumping grass, which means it won’t overtake your meadow. Instead it grows just 18 inches wide and 36 inches tall. Blue-green leaves shift to wine-red in early summer. Seed plumes appear in late summer. Like most ornamental grasses, switch grass adds movement and winter interest to a meadow. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
This Big Sky, Mont., house is separated into the main living area and the guest wing. The guest area is designed so that it can be shut off from the rest of the house when unoccupied and set back to a lower temperature when not in use. Additionally, the two wings of the house bend in order to capture the best views of the river and create a protected entry courtyard.