It’s tough to beat the floral perfume of lilacs. These flowering shrubs open blooms from late spring to early summer, depending on variety. The blossoms offer traditional colors, like purple, lavender and white, and you can also find lilacs with pink, yellow and even bicolor blooms. A few lilacs actually lack fragrance, so it’s important to do your homework before buying a plant. Some of the most fragrant varieties include wine-red ‘Congo’ (Zones 4-7), pink ‘Maiden’s Blush’ (Zones 2-7), light blue ‘President Grevy' (Zones 3-7) and white ‘Beauty of Moscow’ (Zones 3-7). Plants grow from shrub to small tree size, reaching from 3 to 15 feet tall. Hardiness depends on variety, from Zones 2-9.
Light, Bright Living Room with Sofa Table
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.
This modern condo features a great room with gray sectional sofa, wall art with gold portrait lights, a pair of teal wingback chairs, a kitchen with bar top, and a loft living space with cable railing.
No one would blame you if you mistook this Charleston home for a chic pied-a-terre in Paris or New York. Owner Janet Gregg is a world-traveler with a sophisticated design eye. She has transformed every nook and cranny of her stylish Charleston, South Carolina apartment into a feast for the eyes like this hallway lined with art and featuring two chairs for a pop of color and place to perch during one of her frequent cocktail parties.
This unique kitchen layout combines form and function — an oval-shaped island and a curved breakfast bar work beautifully together while providing ample counter space for food prep. Tall ceilings drizzle a stunning variety of pendant lights for a perfect finishing touch.
Warm neutral tones and streamlined furnishings help this large great room flow as one. The custom two story chimney is made with organic wood and stainless steel accents and becomes an easy center piece for the whole home.