In the center of this backyard, trimmed hedges and perennial beds encircle a traditional stone statue. Thanks to double-hung windows on both floors of the house, the owners can enjoy the view even when they're inside.
This Miami garden is also an outdoor gallery for art and other decorative objects sourced from around the world. Florida oolite, Caribbean coral, Indonesian limestone, Tibetan granite, Indian teak and Turkish travertine are some of the exotic materials and textures found in this small but beautiful yard.
Use plants of all sizes as decor. Pick up inexpensive baskets at the thrift store and simply drop some small plants and cacti in the baskets. You can then put the baskets all around your space to bring some lushness and life to your deck.
In a smaller room, choosing a few pieces of furniture and one or two items for visual interest can help keep the space from feeling cluttered. Here, the simple but stylish banquette, table and chairs let the gorgeous ocean view take center stage.
This double sink vanity features a white marble countertop and thin tile backsplash strip. A large mirror with mounted sconce reflects the light in the room keeping the space open and airy. A Buddha statue and wood platform soap dish are the perfect finishing touches for the Asian design.
This hallway is kept simple and bright by keeping the white walls empty. Light blue doors add soft color, and a small brown leather chair provides a quiet spot to sit with a view of the beautiful horse statue. A recessed light overhead shines a spotlight on the art display.
Modern white leather chairs with matching ottomans are set over a square pattern rug. A glass table with distressed green legs split the chairs and support coral accent decor. Statues are displayed on small floating shelves lining the wall.
An intricate curved white and gold chair is positioned against a glass console on which are several blue crystal vases and small white statues of people in yoga poses. A crystal chandelier hangs from the ceiling above this elegant seating area.
This Asian-inspired media room is both sleek and comfortable. The cabinetry, with recessed lighting, allows for easy access to media and storage, but is easily concealed when reading a book or entertaining guests. The zebra wood drawer faces and Asian-inspired coffee table provide a world traveler feel to the room. Faded burgundy sofas are arranged around a square wood coffee table accessorized with two small elephant statues.
Small wicker stools also work as side tables for serving drinks and snacks. Don’t be afraid to bring some of your indoor decor outside (if weather permits), like this fab small faux fur pillow or this indigenous concrete statue.
A handmade name card at this party is made from a small piece of white card stock on which the name Raquel has been written. Several red dots decorate one side of the card, which is being held by a small gold elephant statue.
Across from an oversized gray plush sofa sits a white marble fireplace, the mantel of which is used to display a small clock and two decorative cat statues. Above the mantel hangs a framed print of the Marin Headlands and two wall sconces.