When choosing dwarf Alberta spruce for pots, consider miniature varieties, like Tiny Tower (Picea glauca conica ‘MonRon’). This little cutie reaches a maximum height of 4 to 6 feet tall and up to 2 feet wide. The slow growth rate means you can keep it tucked into containers for a few years. Tiny Tower has bright green leaves that shift to gray as they mature. It’s hardy in Zones 3 to 8. At Christmas, you’ll often see mini Christmas trees in pots. These are usually dwarf Alberta spruce and can be planted into the landscape after the holiday.
Richly Appointed Home Office Boasts Dark Wood Desk and Wall Unit
This home office, designed by Mary DeWalt Designs, provides a strong, masculine aesthetic as your eye feasts on the rich, dark woods of the desk, bookcase and flooring. DeWalt employed just a touch of blue in the area rug to reflect the color scheme she used for the rest of the home.
Instead of remodeling your whole kitchen, just refurbish your countertop to add a dramatic sweep of color, says Erika Woelfel, VP of color for Behr Paints. This neutral kitchen gets a pick-me-up from Behr’s Mountain Blueberry paint on the island topper (plus Marsh Grass on the upper row of cabinets). Woelfel recommends using a high-gloss or semi-gloss enamel for kitchen surfaces.
This open concept kitchen features white wood cabinets paid with white stone countertops and hardwood floss. A farmhouse sink and blue range hood add interesting details, while the renovated layout allows room for a butler panty with additional storage.
A wall of industrial-style étagères provide for both art display and storage in this home office. Reclaimed teak wood sculptures placed atop lacquered display pedestals connect the room to outdoor spaces.
Stainless Steel Range Hood Over White Subway Tile Backsplash in Midcentury Modern Kitchen
A rich orange accent wall and red stove knobs bring warm pops of color to this kitchen design. A stainless steel range hood is fixed between sleek white cabinets over a subway tile backsplash. The horizontal tile compliments the woodgrain finish of the lower cabinets.
In this open concept living area, an oversized paper pendant light helps to delineate the dining space. The clean lines of the table and mid-century chairs perfectly fit the simplicity of the overall decor.
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.