It’s tough to beat the floral perfume of lilacs. These flowering shrubs open blooms from late spring to early summer, depending on variety. The blossoms offer traditional colors, like purple, lavender and white, and you can also find lilacs with pink, yellow and even bicolor blooms. A few lilacs actually lack fragrance, so it’s important to do your homework before buying a plant. Some of the most fragrant varieties include wine-red ‘Congo’ (Zones 4-7), pink ‘Maiden’s Blush’ (Zones 2-7), light blue ‘President Grevy' (Zones 3-7) and white ‘Beauty of Moscow’ (Zones 3-7). Plants grow from shrub to small tree size, reaching from 3 to 15 feet tall. Hardiness depends on variety, from Zones 2-9.
Mudroom Bench with Pegboard Wall
A pop of turquoise on a sliding door hides this mudroom and pantry combined space. The giant pegboard is an ideal flexible storage solution since the pegs can be arranged to hold whatever may be needed. One thick floating wood bench allows for a dumping zone while shoes and flip-flops tuck in below.
Mudroom with Pantry Space with White Cabinetry and Black Pegboard
White, modern slab face cabinets hide a decent amount of pantry space and utility closet and feature great leather handles. A giant pegboard allows flexibility for whatever storage needs may arise. Pegs can be rearranged to hold towels, hats, life vests, etc.
Dark Accents Add Contrast to White Contemporary Living Room
A round wood coffee table adds welcome contrast as well as a place to prop up feet in this white contemporary living room. The large neutral area rug with dark edging ties into the black-and-white pillows on the white sofa.
Colorful Artwork Dresses Up Neutral Contemporary Dining Room
A pair of bubble chandeliers and colorful artwork give this neutral contemporary dining room personality. Large windows fill the room with natural light, while a large, multicolored rug defines the dining area.
White Contemporary Living Room With Built-In Bookshelves
Built-in bookshelves are ready to be filled in this white contemporary living room. A wall of French doors topped by transom windows fill the room with natural light while offering convenient access to the patio outside.
White Transitional Eat-In Kitchen With Oversized Island
A large island anchors this white transitional kitchen. Barstools offer a comfy spot for casual dining or socializing with the chef. Glass-paned cabinet doors add an openness to the space while the hardwood floor adds warm contrast.
A special wood panel was designed for the wall behind the bed in this sophisticated master bedroom. Walnut slats weave together and are backlit by glowing LED lights. More LED lights are integrated into the headboard to serve as reading lights.