The pergola helps provide shade to the deck and sunroom space from the vicious afternoon westerly sun. The pergola is the same color as the window sashes and keeps cohesive color palette with the house and deck. The stone planter adds interest to the desk and is stacked in a natural drystack manor.
Dark polished wood steps match the handrail leading down this twisting staircase. A diamond shaped pendant light hangs above to brighten the space and fill the high ceiling. A striped runner adds vivid color to the design while framed artwork and mounted trinkets decorate the white wall space.
Lighting on steps and walkways is a smart safety measure — and, fortunately, one that won’t require you to call an electrician. Just mount these Solar Deck Lights, $44.95 for four from Gardener’s Supply, to any flat surface with screws included (or just place them on the ground); they’ll charge when the sun is out during the day, and turn on two LED bulbs at dusk.
Modern lanterns and a large pendant brighten the exterior at night, ensuring that guests can safely ascend the front steps. At the same time, landscape lights showcase the yard's greenery like works of art in a gallery.
A bird's eye view of the rear stone patio and steps shows us the details in the design. Built-in lighting along the steps helps to create guidance and a warm glow at night. The use of Acer palmatum, or Japanese Maple and Heuchera help to soften the edges of the textured and smooth stone.
This hallway is kept bright with white walls and natural light from the layers of large windows. Light hardwood steps match the flooring. A stylish glass table supports modern decoration and red flowers adding a touch of color to the hall.