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Neutral Bathroom With Art Deco Flair
An infusion of art-deco style elevates the design of this hall bathroom, an eco-chic space shared by the home's two guest bedrooms. The room’s silver, white and cream color palette is quiet and soothing. A shower curtain, custom-made for the space, hangs from the top of the wall to showcase the floor-to-ceiling bathtub surround and emphasize the 9-foot ceiling.
Catherine cleverly transformed a mudroom leading to the backyard into a far more functional and entertaining-centric bar area. She painted the room in Pratt and Lambert's Obsidian. "It ended up being one of our favorite rooms" says Catherine, the perfect use of a transitional space between inside and outside. Even the retro crank windows look chic with the striking paint color. Catherine says she didn't want the expense and effort of replacing the windows so she did what she advises homeowners in older homes should do "embrace some of the old quirks of the house." The tall, open shelf is a great way to display spirits and bar necessities while keeping the room open and airy.
The ground floor level of the Lindsey home features a compact but efficient raised bed garden right outside Morgan's art studio entrance. A center raised bed is surrounded by built-in, narrow beds perfect for trellising vegetables to make use of vertical space.
Arrange vegetable gardens in small blocks instead of rows. Watering a block of plants is a more efficient option than spraying water over a long row. Design blocks with a maximum 3-foot width to provide easy reachable access.
Protect plants and young seedlings from hungry rabbits by covering them with a barrier. This strawberry patch outsmarts rabbits with a pvc-and-hardware-cloth cage that’s lightweight and easy to remove for berry picking. The top of the cage is bird netting, which rabbits can bite through—a feat they can’t achieve with the hardware cloth sides.
Tropical Garden With Paver Walkway
Walkways lead through a lush tropical garden that eventually opens up to beautiful bay views.
A potting shed may be a utilitarian space, but it’s a retreat for gardeners where a few comforts of home are just as key as pots and sacks of compost. Pairing a potting shed with a patio makes a perfect outdoor live/work area. The shed, designed by Doreen Wynja and Tim Prevost, features a Dutch door and a transom window in the gable for ventilation and natural light. There’s a potting bench inside and storage for tools.
This Colonial beauty hails from Atlanta, Georgia and offers up nearly 10,000 square feet of luxury living. Plus, the 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom home comes with one-and-a-half acres of property and a pool and gardens...shall we stop now?
Hugelkultur (that’s German for “hill culture”) is a method of building raised beds that takes advantage of natural decomposition processes to create a healthy root environment for plants. Master Recycler Composter volunteers in Chehalis, Washington, built this hugelkultur bed in a day, planting it with ornamentals and edibles. Plants in hugelkultur beds achieve mature size more quickly than in traditional planting beds and need very little watering.
Kitchen Garden With Herbs and Vegetables in Raised Beds
Your kitchen garden can be as elaborate as a large plot of land sporting many raised beds and trellises or as simple as a few pots on a sunny balcony. As long as you have a spot that gets five to six hours of sun (hopefully near the kitchen, thus the name), well-amended soil or a good potting medium and are committed to the process, your garden will thrive.
Violas, dianthus and poppies breathe color into Walled Garden plantings after bulbs fade. Choose cool-season annuals to fill containers and planting beds with petals that shrug off late-spring cold snaps. Other good choices for early season flowers include pansy, forget-me-not, snapdragon, flowering stock and sweet alyssum. In beds, plant bloomers in blocks for a punch of can’t-miss color.