Photo By: Harry Norman, REALTORS, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Photo By: Amy Bartlam
Photo By: Amy Bartlam
A native maple, Pennsylvania striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum) thrives in hardwood forests as an understory plant, a plant that grows best in the shade of tall trees. In your own yard, tuck striped maple into a spot with light to full shade. As the name hints, the bark on this maple features white stripes. Leaves have a trio of strongly pointed lobes, which give rise to another common name: goosefoot maple. This plant is also known as moosewood, because it’s a favorite food of moose (and deer). Fall color is vibrant yellow. Striped maple is the perfect addition to native planting designs or a wildlife garden. It thrives in moist, well-drained soil on the acidic side. Trees grow 15 to 25 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 3-7.
Rustic-Modern Kitchen and Dining Room in Holland Houseboat
We like the houseboat’s sleek eat-in kitchen with its copper pendant lighting as well as the clever combination of hardwoods and stone tile.
A trio of oversized pendant lights make a statement without taking up any visual space in this cottage-inspired kitchen. The expansive kitchen island is designed for the whole family to gather around with industrial-style barstools. Blue trimwork and cabinets reflect the surrounding lake views.
This remodeled kitchen, featured on HGTV's original series, Brother Vs. Brother, includes a large cream-colored island that is paired elegantly with rattan and wood barstools. Red and yellow accents are a bright contrast to the otherwise neutral decor.
Vibrant hues create a playful and bright bedroom for this seaside escape. Striped curtains dress the window, where a built-in seat is the perfect spot to read a book and gaze out at the beach. A bold pink bench contrasts against the cool blue of the bedding and walls.
Adding just a few brighter accessories like gold and ice blue pillows, cream chairs and a white rug significantly lightens this room up. Going for a fresh, lighter look in your living room? Pay attention to wall color, curtains, rugs and mix neutrals and darks with brighter colors.
Natural Wood Country Kitchen With Built In Dining Room and Industrial Track Lighting
The large eat-in kitchen is efficiently laid out and balanced with cabinets on either end and plenty of storage options. The French doors are updated and the walls throughout are covered in dark-stained shiplap. Track lighting outlines the rectangular shape of the dining set up with built in bench seating.
Marble floors flow seamlessly into the marble walls, creating a cohesive design that is sophisticated and traditional. A glass door opens up to the walk-in shower area, which features a large soaker bathtub, open shelving and rainfall showerhead.
This kitchen is beautifully balanced with blue lower cabinets and an island paired with white upper cabinets and a clean white subway tile backsplash. Brass accents and hardwood floors bring in sunnier tones.
The open, contemporary kitchen is truly the heart of the home with space to gather around the stunning marble kitchen island and an integrated breakfast area. Comfortable chairs and banquette seating surround the soapstone dining table, while sleek wooden cabinets are clad in waterfall marble countertops.