Brighten your yard’s shady spots with a golden waterfall, courtesy of ‘All Gold’ Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra). Also known as Japanese hakone grass, this glowing beauty boasts naturally cascading growth that makes an elegant focal point. As the name suggests, Japanese forest grass likes a part shade to shady spot with soil that’s well-drained, rich and humusy. Avoid dry, clay or poorly drained soils. This is a slowly spreading ornamental grass, which typically grows 9 to 14 inches tall and up to 24 inches wide. The narrow leaves pair well with broad-leafed hosta varieties or heuchera. Hardy in Zones 5-9.
Richly Appointed Home Office Boasts Dark Wood Desk and Wall Unit
This home office, designed by Mary DeWalt Designs, provides a strong, masculine aesthetic as your eye feasts on the rich, dark woods of the desk, bookcase and flooring. DeWalt employed just a touch of blue in the area rug to reflect the color scheme she used for the rest of the home.
This open concept kitchen features white wood cabinets paid with white stone countertops and hardwood floss. A farmhouse sink and blue range hood add interesting details, while the renovated layout allows room for a butler panty with additional storage.
Instead of remodeling your whole kitchen, just refurbish your countertop to add a dramatic sweep of color, says Erika Woelfel, VP of color for Behr Paints. This neutral kitchen gets a pick-me-up from Behr’s Mountain Blueberry paint on the island topper (plus Marsh Grass on the upper row of cabinets). Woelfel recommends using a high-gloss or semi-gloss enamel for kitchen surfaces.
A wall of industrial-style étagères provide for both art display and storage in this home office. Reclaimed teak wood sculptures placed atop lacquered display pedestals connect the room to outdoor spaces.
Stainless Steel Range Hood Over White Subway Tile Backsplash in Midcentury Modern Kitchen
A rich orange accent wall and red stove knobs bring warm pops of color to this kitchen design. A stainless steel range hood is fixed between sleek white cabinets over a subway tile backsplash. The horizontal tile compliments the woodgrain finish of the lower cabinets.
In this open concept living area, an oversized paper pendant light helps to delineate the dining space. The clean lines of the table and mid-century chairs perfectly fit the simplicity of the overall decor.
To brighten the space, designers removed the interior windows and doors that surrounded the living room. White furnishings, interesting lamps and a sofa table create a light, relaxing space with great views of the bay.
Originally a guest house, this space was converted into an indoor-outdoor cabana with Carrara marble and French White Oak accents, a custom wet bar complete with a sink, refrigerator, ice machine, storage, and 20-foot-long glass doors that pocket. Green wallpaper with a Palm plant design is a showstopper.
Making good use of the available space in this large bedroom, a wall size headboard with bedside reading sconces envelopes the bed and nightstands. A rich chocolate brown with a stripe pattern, the headboard coordinates with the lighter beige bench. White linens match the white walls and an armless chair.
Originally a guest house, this space was converted into an indoor-outdoor cabana with Carrara marble and French White Oak accents, a custom wet bar complete with a sink, refrigerator, ice machine, storage, and 20-foot-long glass doors that pocket.