Sugar maples (Acer saccharum) are native trees, making up much of the U.S. hardwood forest along the East Coast. As the name suggests, this is the maple that is tapped to release sap, which can be boiled down to make maple syrup. In addition to their sweet sap, sugar maples are famous for their stunning fall color. This maple makes a good shade tree. If planted in a row, it can form an elegant allee and effective windbreak. This grouping shows Fall Fiesta sugar maple (Acer saccharum ‘Bailsta’), which boasts strong, rapid growth and a rounded form. Leaves resist summer heat, wind and drought. Sugar maple trees grow 60 to 75 feet tall and up to 30 to 40 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 3-8.
Bedroom Features Midcentury Nightstand & Chevron Lampshade
Neutral and gray dominate this bedroom's color palette, with black and white framed artwork adding lovely contrast to the space.
A square tufted ottoman serves as a coffee table and optional seating in this light-filled, family-friendly living room. The cheery blue and white color scheme is punctuated by pops of yellow, and a stylish mix of pillows adds color and comfort.
In the family room, the homeowners wanted a space that was a little more fun and family friendly, so designers livened the space up with bright colors and patterned wallpaper. The blue sectional and modern chair give the space plenty of seating, while orange and teal throw pillows brighten the room. Display shelves give the family a place to show off pottery and display magazines for easy access, while the geometric rug and bright art work finish off the space.
Master Bedroom With Vaulted Ceilings And French Doors
Natural light spills in from French doors in this gray, transitional master bedroom with vaulted ceilings. Framed art hangs above the small seating area with a table and two cushioned armchairs, opposite the wall-mounted TV across from the bed.
A gray paneled accent wall provides sophistication in this serene master bedroom with a brass chandelier overhead. Matching nightstands with table lamps flank the large white bed with a studded fabric headboard.
This serene and sophisticated master bedroom is the perfect retreat, with a subdued gray palette to accentuate the natural light spilling in from the French doors to the courtyard. A brass chandelier hangs above two cushioned armchairs and a side table with framed art.
Transitional Open Plan Kitchen With Black Barstools
A bank of upper cabinets used to sit above this kitchen's peninsula, closing off the room from the adjacent living and dining area. Removing them gives the kitchen a whole new open feel, much better for entertaining.
Modern Kitchen With Counter-To-Ceiling Tile Backsplash
This elegant white and gray kitchen showcases modern design, from the decorative tile backsplash that runs from the marble countertops to the ceiling. A stainless steel range and oven is flanked by classic white cabinets with nickel hardware.
This crisp, white kitchen with modern elegance features four globed pendant lights that hang from the beautifully vaulted ceilings. A marble kitchen island with three contemporary bar chairs face the decorative tile backsplash that runs from the marble countertop to the ceiling.
Designers kept this kitchen's handsome traditional roots and well-planned flow, but gave it a few key updates. The charming blue backsplash is made of hand-painted terracotta and ceramic tile. Countertops are quartz with a concrete lookalike finish.
Calm Cream-Colored Bedroom Feels Like Serene Retreat
Warm cream and gray tones in this bedroom create a calm, serene retreat while the velvet upholstered stools and fur throw add a soft, textural touch. The upholstered headboard adds to the luxurious feel while the cream area rug adds warmth and texture to the bedroom.
Staying neutral with an area rug doesn't mean you have to pay big money for an 8x10 rectangle of blah. Consider a tone-on-tone stripe or a chic graphic pattern that adds interest without stealing the show.