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Ergonomic Leaf Rake
A leaf rake comes in handy for moving leaves, pine cones, fallen fruit and other tree-related items. Look for an ergonomic design that makes the task an easy extension of natural body movements. Choose a wide head with springy tines to make quick work of cleaning large areas. For raking leaves from around shrubs, select a rake with a small head and shorter handle. Use a lawn rake with thin tines to gather grass clippings or clean up the lawn after winter. A bow rake is handy for soil prep in vegetable gardens and new beds, as well as raking gravel areas. A small hand rake earns its keep if you have planting beds beneath trees. Its widely spaced tines let you remove leaves without damaging plants.
Colorful Patio Overlooking a Golf Course
This colorful patio features pink-and-white striped curtains paired with striped blue-and-white furniture cushions. It's easy to enjoy an afternoon outside while overlooking the lush Lyford Cay Golf Course views.
This guest room surveys the golf course and swimming pool through a large round window. The bamboo furnishings bring a tropical vibe to the space and the blue chair, rug and bed are reminiscent of the nearby ocean.
Tropical Sitting Room Wows With Blue Bohemian Peacock Chairs
The star of this tropical-style sitting room is the pair of blue peacock chairs. The beige walls provide the perfect backdrop to the blues and whites seen in the furnishings. The palm leaves provide an extra dose of tropical vibes and are a great color compliment to the blue and beige colors.
For Cynthia Moreno, the West Hollywood-based creative behind Hot Pink Pineapples, cane means warmth and texture without bulk or heaviness. “The natural fibers really pop with light colors, specifically pastels,” Cyn tells HGTV.com. A trip to Byron Bay, Australia last year inspired her blush dining room, which plays host to Joybird’s Florence Sideboard. “[Natural fibers against neutral colors] creates this modern island vibe that’s light, subtle and clean," she says.
This sitting room features a neutral wall covering with teal, navy and light blue furnishings that bring a colorful tropical vibe to the space. On the wall, is a photo taken by Slim Aarons in the 1970s giving the space a vintage feel.
If you have to work while on vacation, this stylish spot is where to do it. The wicker desk and shell accessories keep in line with the tropical-style seen throughout the home. A large mirror overhead, allows the natural light to bounce around and keep a bright and airy feel throughout the space.
The entry of this vacation home, located in the Bahamas, is sure to impress with its walls of Coralina stone. Adding to the tropical-style of the home, the bohemian peacock chairs and palm branches bring the tropics inside.
This home, located in the Caribbean, fittingly features a bamboo tiki bar with accenting rattan furnishings. A picture from the 1970s of the home thatched is featured behind the bar, which was taken by Slim Aarons. The interior designer was sure to include the home's historic past in her design.
This basement used to be an unfinished laundry room and a small living space that doubled as a storage room. Now it's a mudroom, full bathroom, laundry room, bar area, TV room and kids’ playroom—so usable for a family of four!