Designer Helen Richardson artfully arranges a topiary and art on top of a dresser in this traditional entryway. White stair risers, posts and trim pop against the rich red two-tone striped wallpaper. Grouping accessories in odd numbers and varying the sizes and shapes of the pieces adds visual interest to the collection.
In addition to its traditional use, magnolia garland can also be arranged in a variety of different shapes such as wreaths or topiary. To create a magnolia topiary for your yard, add the garland to a wire tomato cage, then keep it secure with zip ties.
A home this elegant needed an entrance to match, so the landscape architects used twin palm trees, topiaries and shrubs to frame the portico. Now, as guests approach the home, their eyes are immediately drawn to the front door.
The parterre style of the garden is defined with strong elements like topiary boxwoods in varying shapes, layered with softer plants like hyssop. The linear gravel walkway leads the visitor from the house to a formal, round fountain, and their eye to the lawn and landscape beyond.
Here's an unexpected structure on the grounds of a beautiful beach house: A chicken coop! Oversized flowers and packed flower beds add to the wild feel of this outdoor space, while topiaries bring a sense of form and order.
This dining room features a round pedestal table, slipcovered chairs, a delicate silver metallic chandelier, a framed Barnstable County map print on the walls, and a pair of triple-ball topiaries, which add a pop of color in the otherwise all-white space.
A trio of woven seat back stools take center stage at a marble topped kitchen island embedded with dining counter, inside this Point Lorna, California, villa home. The marble island dominates the kitchen and features enough practical above and below making it ideal for entertaining. The seating provides a window view of a garden courtyard which is complemented on the interior by potted topiary features.
Historical inspiration was drawn from gardens in the United Kingdom's National Trust properties for this landscape. The succession of rooms defined by formal pathways, focal points and ornamental plantings are typical of classic parterre-style gardens.
In the dining room, Chip and Joanna, hosts of HGTV's Fixer Upper, brought in a new, modern chandelier, dining table and chairs. To update the space, they replaced the old wallpaper with beige paint, creating continuity between this space and the rest of the house. Above the buffet, an old window frame has had its panes replaced with mirrors to add light and color in the space, while silver candlesticks and green topiaries add a French Country touch.
Although this home has spaces large enough for over 100 people to accommodate the homeowners' love for throwing parties, they wanted to maintain smaller, more intimate spaces for family gatherings such as this lovely living room with plenty of comfortable seating and a fireplace for warmth.