Grow a touch of the tropics with Tropicanna canna. This south-of-the-border beauty unfurls leaves striped in shades of red, burgundy, pink, gold, yellow and green. Orange blooms complement the colorful leaves. Give canna a spot in full sun for best growth and to enjoy the beauty of leaves backlit by sun. Plants grow 4 to 6 feet tall. Hardy in Zones 7-11.
Moroccan Tile Decorates Traditional Staircase
Moroccan tile transforms an everyday staircase into a beautiful, bohemian display. At the top of the stairs, a woven wall hanging accentuates the well-traveled look and adds a dose of texture to the room.
The master bathroom is big on personality, if not on space. The concrete tile floor is meant to evoke the look of a folk art quilt. The vanity and mirror are pretty as a picture in robin's egg blue. And shiplap walls match the paneling used throughout the house.
If you have solid but unremarkable builder-grade cabinets, the simplest route to a high-end look is adding some height with crown molding. Interior designer Sarah Macklem of The Yellow Cape Cod tackled this project in her own kitchen with striking results.