Sweet olive blooms release a heady, sweet fragrance that’s almost haunting. Give plants cool temperatures during winter and a spot near a south, west or east window to encourage flowering. The natural bloom time falls from September to April, so you can count on this charmer for some winter cheer. Plants won’t start flowering until they’re 6 inches tall. Botanical name: Osmanthus fragrans ‘Fudingzhu’
Gray Armchair and White Chest in Neutral Nursery
Mother and baby will enjoy the view from the window as they snuggle in this comfy pale gray nursery armchair, with a white vintage decorative chest placed conveniently nearby to hold a petite adjustable lamp and a charming bunny alarm clock.
Contemporary Kitchen With Stainless Hood Above Island
A stainless steel vent hood hangs above the island stove in this contemporary kitchen, and stainless steel appliances are built into the sleek woodgrain cabinets. Heavy drapes peel back to allow natural light and bright color from the outdoor plants to stream into the neutral-hued space.
This unique home office provides an unobstructed view of the outdoor park by using glass to create the desk. The green Eames chair mixes perfectly with the modern design and blends in with the floor-to-ceiling window.
A dramatic entry to the garden features large native and tropical trees to help hide the view of the property from the street. Horizontal fencing, sculptural palms and large masses of tropical understory all help to create the sense of a lush, expansive entrance.