The couple turned a small upstairs bedroom into a nursery to accommodate their growing family. The neutral colors make it a sweet place for a baby, while the light pouring in from the window and the chandelier on the ceiling makes the space light.
Stone Double Fireplace in Contemporary Master Bedroom
A double-sided stacked stone fireplace is a stunning focal point in the center of this elegant master bedroom. Comfortable chairs sit on one side for a cozy seating area, while a platform bed is situated between picturesque windows with beautiful views.
With a new baby girl in the family, Chip and his team were charged with the important job of making sure that the Howells' princess has the perfect palace. Chip and his team added complimentary colors, such as pink and purple, as well as multiple patterns and textures to make this place sugar and spice and everything nice for this baby girl. The luxurious crib and additional toy storage is a must have to help make the nursery clean and inviting.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed a depressing room into a bright and festive nursery for the Purks' baby on the way. The old wall paneling was removed and replaced with light blue painted drywall with white trim.
When winter finally eases its grip on the earth, it’s tempting to run out and work in the garden. But you have to be careful. Working the soil too early, while it’s still soggy from winter rains, can leave big clumps of dirt that are almost impossible to break apart later. Planting too soon can also waste money, because many seeds and plants will perish if the ground is too cold.
Coastal-Inspired Backyard With Outdoor Shower and Fire Pit
Inspired by its coastal location, the backyard features red Adirondack chairs and nautical accessories. A pair of teak lounge chairs sit just beyond the stone fire pit and dining area, all providing plenty of space for entertaining.
Get your landscape ready for the big chill by winterizing your garden. Tackling winter prep chores outdoors before temperatures tumble too far is a great way to squeeze in a little exercise and get a jump on next year’s garden. Everything you do toward winterizing your garden in fall helps smooth the way for a healthy, beautiful growing season next year.
One of the reasons that African prints and patterns make quite a statement in the home, is the graphic nature of the designs. Many of the textile designs from the African continent are based upon mathematic principles and there is a distinct sense of geometry in pieces such as the popular Bogolan fabrics of Mali, more commonly referred to as, “mud cloth.” This traditional Malian textile has been reimagined by Nasozi Kakembo of xnasozi (http://www.osxnasozi.com/), as a modern drum shade (http://www.osxnasozi.com/product/mudcloth-inspired-handpainted-drum-lampshades-domino). The hand-painted design stands out with dots and x shapes that can be found in traditional mud cloth.
Mud Cloth Print
African textiles don’t only just stand out for their patterned designs, it’s the colorways as well. Interior designer Genevieve Gorder developed a version of mud cloth where the color palette stands out. Her Mali Mud Cloth Inked Pillow (https://www.tonicliving.com/products/mali-mud-cloth-inked-pillow) features faded black and cream. According to Gorder the faded shade provides a “grounding effect”.
‘Silver Bouquet’ Pulmonaria
Brighten shady beds with the silvery leaves of ‘Silver Bouquet’ pulmonaria. Spring blooms open to reveal pink petals that slowly fade to blue hues. At any point, plants often have multiple flower colors on one stem. Plants grow 7 inches tall by 20 inches wide. Site this deer-resistant beauty near the edge of planting areas to showcase its dainty blossoms. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
Dainty heart-like blossoms dangle along stems in spring on bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis). An old-fashioned favorite, this shade-loving beauty unfurls blue-green leaves. Deer ignore this plant, which thrives in humus-rich soil with part shade. Plants grow 3 to 6 feet tall and 1 to 3 feet wide. Leaves often disappear as plants enter a summer dormancy, especially in warmer zones. In cooler regions, leaves may linger through summer. Hardy in Zones 3-9. Other varieties feature gold leaves or deep red blooms.
Pink Frost Lenten Rose
Upward-facing blooms give the Gold Collection of hellebores, including Pink Frost, a special beauty. Flowers appear from mid- to late winter, and blossom bracts linger well into spring. Pink Frost features shades of pink, rose, blush and white, which pairs beautifully with burgundy stems. Deer-resistant plants grow 12 to 15 inches tall by 24 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 5-9.