How gorgeous is this combo of copper pot, chunky purple amethyst, hawthoria 'Zebra' and sempervivum? To create this look, cut your hen and chicks (sempervivum) and position at an angle in the pot, filling your container with cactus potting mix. Rocks at the bottom of the container help with drainage. End the design with your amethyst and moss. Don't forget to soak your hen and chicks every two weeks and replace. Lightly water your hawthoria with about one tablespoon of water every two weeks.
Keep in mind, says Fried, that you can make your succulent designs even more easy care by using succulent cuttings rather than planting them in containers. Cut where the root begins, says Fried and position in your container. Cuttings can be easily changed out. Just remember to soak your cuttings every two or three weeks in a bowl of water and they should last for months without roots. When you are done with your arrangement you can place the cutting in soil in a container or in your backyard and "watch it root and grow" says Fried.
Neutral Traditional Bedroom with Animal Print Accents
A traditional bedroom gets an exotic touch with bed linens in a variety of animal prints.
A graphic rug provides the foundation for this soothing gray-and-brown bedroom. Textures, from the quilt to the pillows, invite you to sink into the space, while contemporary bedside tables and lamps add style.
This Upper West Side studio began its life as a bland white box. Now, soft cream on the walls continues to the ceiling beams, adding depth and dimension to the space. The hand-painted pinstriped paint treatment is both easy to produce and easy to cover up, an ideal combo for a rental. Removable wallpaper by LABLstudio forms a focal point on one wall, and layered bedding exudes youthful, casual charm.
To make the loft's open floor plan work, the clutter had to be eliminated. HGTV fan Matt99 achieves a thoroughly modern look in his urban Philadelphia loft by only showcasing sleek, purposeful designs. Everything is on display, yet everything you see has a use.
Woven materials set a laid-back, stylish tone in this outdoor space. Lighting comes from a trio of globe pendants; hanging them from different heights and mixing their size makes them pretty to look at night or day.
A charming wooden dining table has been set up outdoors, with places for eight set with green and white plates and a single white floral adornment. In the center of the table is a small vase filled with yellow and red wildflowers. Wooden lounge chairs sit by a relaxing pool, the perfect place to cool off after dining al fresco.
No patio furniture? No worries! Weather permitting, bring your dining table, chairs, china, glasses and utensils outdoors to turn your patio into a fine-dining experience. Guests will appreciate the extra effort and your carefully prepared meal will look (and taste) much better served on china instead of a flimsy, disposable plates.
Create the most out of your backyard, small or large. This steep backyard offered little usable space until a beautiful deck and pergola were added. Now it is a massive large flat area creating entertainment zones for outdoor living.
The small pergola area gives this outdoor kitchen space a cafe-style feel. To create a one-of-a-kind outdoor space, a four-top burner, sink and brick oven were installed making this any homeowner's dream backyard kitchen.
Complete with swimming pool, spacious patio, landscaped pond and outdoor kitchen, this backyard is the ideal spot for outdoor entertaining. The stone kitchen area contains a grill, grand fireplace and bar area with iron barstools.
The stainless steel appliances coupled with the warm, neutral stone bar create a stark contrast. The kitchen includes a grill, side burner, warming drawer and refrigerator, creating the ultimate kitchen for entertaining.
Contemporary Urban Rooftop Kitchen and Dining Area
This stylish outdoor kitchen features black granite countertops, custom cabinets made of durable ipe decking and recessed lighting for a top-of-the-line look. A built-in eating area has views of the beautiful landscape, and a row of shrubs adds privacy to the space.