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Photo By: Ciro Coelho
Digging Weed Tree Sapling
Keep an eye peeled in lawns and planting beds for sapling trees. Often these trees, like this walnut sapling, sprout thanks to the diligent digging of squirrels. It’s especially easy to miss these beneath mature shrubs or roses, until you spot the leaves poking through the plant. The other place that seedling trees pop up are along fencelines, courtesy of birds who have been gobbling fruit, such as mulberry, cherry or holly. Small trees are easy to hand-pull. Grab a spade if they seem firmly anchored in soil. Keep an eye out for seedlings in spring when weeding or mulching. Remove any you see before they have a chance to develop a tap root.
Lush Garden Pool With Outdoor Sitting Area
Entertain or relax pool side in this lush garden pool space. The Adirondack chairs with table give a delightful spot to enjoy food or beverages while enjoying the warmth of summer.
Neutral Contemporary Dining Room With White Chandelier
Interesting shapes and textures can be a great way to liven up a neutral room. Here, strings of tulip-shaped lights make up the white chandelier above the dining table. Along the back wall sits a Moroccan-style metal buffet table.
This family room mixes antiques and new furnishings to give the room a lived-in comfortable feel. The dark burnt orange color on the walls, pattered drapes that accent white crown molding and hardwood floors make this space inviting and warm.
Midcentury Modern Living Room is Sophisticated, Masculine
An abstract rug brings style underfoot, while sleek yet comfortable furniture pairs with glass coffee tables and a chic bar. Glass French doors bring in natural light and overlook the California vineyard.
Carter Design opened up a wall and created a counter to eat at and enjoy the view to exclude the need for a table, as space was limited.
The bleached walnut was a material used on all the cabinetry throughout the condo to bring in an organic wood element that did not overtake the art. Jason Koharik's custom light and the vintage Bertoia chairs add just the right pop.
Transitional Kitchen With Ivory Cabinets and Neutral Cambria Countertops
This light and bright kitchen features ivory wooden cabinets paired with neutral Cambria countertops and a subway tile backsplash. A brown and tan mosaic tile backsplash decorates the oven area, while glass pendant lights hang above the kitchen island. Large brown floor tiles provide a finishing touch.
The rule of threes can be helpful, especially if you have a coffee table with an interesting shape. Jonathan Savage, owner of Savage Interior Design in Nashville, Tenn., used a sculptural pot with green succulents, a vintage ashtray and a stack of books to balance out the top of the table. For an extra touch, open the book to a favorite page.
Contemporary Living Room With Cream Leather Chair, White Rug and Glass Wall
In this living space from designer Elizabeth P. Clarke, aream leather chair is accented with a red pillow in front of a glass hallway. Tips from the designer: Lighting is a fabulous way to create a focal point, and pillows or throw blankets on a sofa can transform a bland couch into a centerpiece of a room.
Decorative Transitional Bedroom With Decorative White Headboard, Flower Globe Chandelier and Bright Color Accents
A lovely and decorative white headboard gives dainty detail to this bright bedroom. Small throw pillows padding the bed compliment the pastel pink and turquoise in the floor rug. A large flower globe pendant light is the perfect detail to match the feminine feel of the room.
Eclectic Kitchen with Gray, Yellow and White Tile and Art
Switching out the window treatments in your kitchen can be a super quick and easy way to change up your decor. Have a decoration you’ve always loved, but the color just didn't go with the rest of your kitchen? Find a window treatment that brings that color in, or try something in your same kitchen colors with a new pattern. In this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winning kitchen, designer Cheryl Kees Clendenon installed a floral shade with grays and yellows to match the tile work and dishes already on display.
A large gray sectional tucks neatly into the corner of this window-filled living room. A gray area rug adds softness to the tile floor, while a built-in entertainment center houses the flatscreen TV and media components.