Consider lava rock as a mulch in xeriscape gardens or around shrubs, succulents or other plantings that won’t change much over time. This type of rock is lightweight compared to traditional stone mulch, which makes it easier to haul and handle without professional help. Individual rock edges tend to be sharp. Stone mulch doesn’t ever break down or disappear—it’s a permanent addition to the landscape. Place it on a layer of landscape fabric to prevent rocks from sinking into soil.
Black and White Tile Shower with Satin Brass Fixtures
White tile with an accent wall of black tile is modern and sophisticated in this walk in shower. Satin brass fixtures were chosen for a modern feel.
To further play up the industrial modern cottage vibe in this small beach house, a concrete slab floor and industrial HVAC vent running through the ceiling were left in place. Shiplap was added to one accent wall to bring in that coastal element. A blue painted sliding door opens into the bathroom and brings a little bit of color to this space.
A pop of turquoise on a sliding door hides this mudroom and pantry combined space. The giant pegboard is an ideal flexible storage solution since the pegs can be arranged to hold whatever may be needed. One thick floating wood bench allows for a dumping zone while shoes and flip-flops tuck in below.
Mudroom with Pantry Space with White Cabinetry and Black Pegboard
White, modern slab face cabinets hide a decent amount of pantry space and utility closet and feature great leather handles. A giant pegboard allows flexibility for whatever storage needs may arise. Pegs can be rearranged to hold towels, hats, life vests, etc.
Dark Accents Add Contrast to White Contemporary Living Room
A round wood coffee table adds welcome contrast as well as a place to prop up feet in this white contemporary living room. The large neutral area rug with dark edging ties into the black-and-white pillows on the white sofa.
White Contemporary Living Room With Built-In Bookshelves
Built-in bookshelves are ready to be filled in this white contemporary living room. A wall of French doors topped by transom windows fill the room with natural light while offering convenient access to the patio outside.
Colorful Artwork Dresses Up Neutral Contemporary Dining Room
A pair of bubble chandeliers and colorful artwork give this neutral contemporary dining room personality. Large windows fill the room with natural light, while a large, multicolored rug defines the dining area.
White Transitional Eat-In Kitchen With Oversized Island
A large island anchors this white transitional kitchen. Barstools offer a comfy spot for casual dining or socializing with the chef. Glass-paned cabinet doors add an openness to the space while the hardwood floor adds warm contrast.