A traditional linear design becomes an inviting setting with the use of elevations, natural stone and multiple fire elements. The Paragon Pools team worked with interior designer Tannie Luke in creating this Asian-inspired design.
Tame loose hoses without spending a penny on fancy hose reels.
Easy Solution: Wrap garden hoses around an inverted flower pot. A heavier pottery or stone pot works perfectly, and if you have one that’s cracked and otherwise not useful, that’s even better.
Create a retreat just like you would an interior room by starting with furnishings. Consider your style and budget, along with how you’ll likely use the space. If your retreat is a cherished space for reading and hanging out with family, include plenty of seating options. For a retreat that provides an escape for morning coffee, you might just need one seat and a spot to park your favorite mug. Include container gardens to give the space a touch of greenery and nature that will minister to you, body and soul. These pots sport a mix of annuals: dwarf purple fountain grass with ‘Sweet Caroline Light Green’ sweet potato vine and Intensia blueberry phlox, dark Vertigo purple fountain grass, and Blushing Princess sweet alyssum solo and with Supertunias Royal Velvet and Trailing Silver. A pot of Diamond Frost euphorbia adds a just-right blooming accent to the coffee table.
A beautiful stone and oyster shell bocce court is a great addition to a backyard, adding a fun feature for outdoor parties. For extra style, this court is flanked on one side by topiary plants in large terra cotta pots and flowering plants on the other side.
Restrained plantings take their cue from the stunning natural setting. Sweeps of native grasses and succulents dot the garden; olive trees provide structure and shade. Dramatic succulents in pots contrast with the simple background, providing sculptural interest.
A centerpiece in this modern, Japanese garden is a simple-yet-stunning planter set on a pedestal, containing a single succulent. Stepping stones lead to and around the pot, creating a path to visit and admire it and the surrounding plants and flowers.
A large professional quality oven with a gas range makes cooking a breeze in this traditional kitchen. A gorgeous tumbled stone tile backsplash and dark wood cabinets add style to the space, while a pot filler and range hood are smart, practical additions.
Black metal outdoor sconces and plants in bright red pots bring a hint of updated design to the original stone and wood of this front porch, while rocking chairs welcome family and friends to sit and enjoy the view.