Water spills over a beautiful, orange onyx wall into a subtle planting area in this elegant transition space from the home to the outdoors. LED back lighting adds glamour to the feature besides adding a focal point of peaceful running water.
Lovely, organized planted sections create a natural separation between the patio area and the backyard at this home. As the light dims, landscape lighting highlights the small trees for a subtle and functional accent.
A white bedspread is decorated with palm leaf accent throw pillows and twisted rope bed posts. Matching modern bed side tables display textured, plant-like lamp stands. Neutral wallpaper featuring a light plant design adds a subtle accent perfect for the room's theme.
To give the homeowners a more usable, less overwhelming space, designers brought in a jewel toned sofa, white chairs and a faux animal hide rug to add subtle color to the large master bedroom space and give the homeowners an extra place to relax in their master bedroom.
Interspersed with the pendant lighting, glass garden globes hang above this dining room table. The globes contain air plants, low-maintenance houseplants, which add a subtle tropical vibe along with the corner mural, first seen on HGTV's Great Rooms.
Chic, upholstered chairs in a neutral fabric provide subtle contrast to this crisp white dining area. A beautiful wooden buffet adds another level of intrigue to the design, while a singular potted plant brings a hint of natural color to the room.
Wonderfully fragrant leaves are the scented offering on this pretty plant. Silver blue-green leaves add subtle color to indoor settings. Give it high light near a sunny south-facing window. Botanical name: Eucalyptus gunii ‘Silverdrop’
A new lawn and the imaginative blending of shrubs and flowering plants radiate maximum curb appeal in this design which features a subtle but alluring detail – a rustic side entrance to the back yard on the far left.
Sea-inspired light hues blend beautifully to create a calm and stylish design in this transitional bedroom. Plant circles on the accent wall add a subtle design to the solid bed coverings and bed frame. A mirrored nightstand and a metallic lamp bring a reflective quality to polish off the design.
A paver patio section is surrounded with boulders and bright plant life for a gorgeous mix of texture to naturally decorate the space. A stone fire pit is surrounded by brown adirondack chairs on the paver patio. A fountain blends into the mulched area creating a subtle extra in the design.
Building a wall on one side of the outdoor dining area gives the deck the feeling of a finished room complete with goose neck lamps that complement the red dining chairs. The opposite side of the deck includes a row of planters to create a subtle wall of plants dividing the space from the rest of the yard.
There’s an ornamental grass to fit every landscape. Prairie Winds ‘Totem Pole’ switch grass (Panicum virgatum) is the go-to grass for tight spaces. This selection of a native tall prairie grass forms a sturdy upright clump with a small footprint. Plants grow to 6 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Steel-blue leaves bring subtle color to plantings. Seedheads appear in late summer and linger through winter. ‘Totem Pole’ works well in containers, or count on it to add a strong vertical element to planting beds. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
Give your yard a touch of the tropics with exotic passion flower vine. ‘Empress Eugenie’ opens exquisite blooms that release a beautiful fragrance. Blossoms have subtle colors, so it’s best to place this vine where you can view the flowers up close and personal. Vines can reach 20 to 30 feet high and 6 to 8 feet wide in warmer regions. Grow it in a container in cold-winter regions, and overwinter in a cool spot where roots won’t freeze. Water sparingly through winter, just enough to keep roots alive. New growth should emerge in spring. Hardy in Zones 7-10. Why we love it: Passionflower is a host plant to several butterflies, including zebra longwings, gulf fritillary and monarchs.