The hip black and white look of this barrel cactus cut and placed on alternating black sand and table salt is made even more dramatic with the addition of vertical porcupine quills. "Pour one mound of table salt across each side of the glass cube. Layer black fine grained sand on top. Repeat. Layer with white aquarium pebble before placing cactus," says Anne Gunnels of Honey + Gunn Succulents. The table design is by @pleasebeseatedrentals.
Designer Sara Brown takes the novel approach of hanging artwork from decorative brass chains on the French doors leading from the breakfast room to the patio. Metal containers filled with succulents and pebbles bring a welcome touch of green to the room.
This living room starts with a basic brown sectional (its clean lines help it feel modern), then layers in desert accents like photos of succulents and pillows with Southwestern prints. A black and white rug is a final snappy touch.
Large stones serve as restful art in this modern, zen backyard. A classic rock garden features rows of succulents, while subtle lighting accents the wood garden wall and water feature. A shaded seating area rests nearby.
This dining room is the perfect place to entertain. Neutral colors and comfortable upholstered chairs set the stage for long and lively conversations over a delicious meal. Simple succulents give the space a natural feel, and modern art creates a conversation piece.
Include a few standout pieces in your outdoor decor. This faux cattle head acts as a piece of outdoor art when simply leaned against the wall next to some colorful pillows and succulents. A large vintage wooden bowl serves as a faux planter for a cactus.
High ceilings and expansive windows create a calming space that welcomes in the great outdoors. A simple but delightful dining table is surrounded by comfortable chairs; simple succulents on the table bring nature inside in a subtle way. Modern art is splashed throughout the room, adding elegance and color. A large staircase crowns the room, creating massive visual impact.
Contemporary and modern design elements come together beautifully in cozy living room. The checkered swivel chair, tufted ottoman and shag rug make for a nice place to kick back and relax. A glittering gold table lamp and gold log-shaped side table lend a shiny dose of style. Fun geometric wall art, fresh flowers and succulent plants add the finishing touches.