It’s tough to beat the floral perfume of lilacs. These flowering shrubs open blooms from late spring to early summer, depending on variety. The blossoms offer traditional colors, like purple, lavender and white. You can also find lilacs with pink, yellow and even bicolor blooms. A few lilacs actually lack fragrance, so it’s important to do your homework before buying a plant. Some of the most fragrant varieties include light blue ‘President Grevy (Zones 3-7, shown), wine-red ‘Congo’ (Zones 4-7), pink ‘Maiden’s Blush’ (Zones 2-7) and white ‘Beauty of Moscow’ (Zones 3-7). Plants grow from shrub to small tree size, reaching from 3 to 15 feet tall. Hardiness depends on variety, from Zones 2-9.
Eclectic Bedroom With Rustic Wood Platform Bed
This eclectic bedroom features a rustic wood platform bed with soft gray bedding. A piece of fun, colorful artwork hangs above the bed, adding vibrant color to the space.
An eye-catching platform bed with lighting underneath both complements and emphasizes the striking hardwood floors in this simple Zen bedroom. Black-and-white art on the wall and yellow flowers on the nightstand add just the right personal touches to the space.
The look of this industrial modern kitchen is softened by designer Randy Weinstein with an ivory subway-tiled backsplash and contrasting rich wooden cabinetry around it. Four open shelves allow the backsplash more function by providing visible storage space, while adding a decorative quality with eclectic dishware and accessories.
This deck stretches the whole back length of the house. There's a large dining area at one end and a comfortable sitting area at the other. Blue and red accents are a cheerful complement to the home's tan siding.
Toile wallpaper and an ornate chandelier are among the glamorous details in this formal eat-in kitchen. Framed by a white mantel, the range boasts a patterned, gold backsplash. Pink Roman shades and pink chair cushions coordinate in this kitchen with decorative flair.
Sparkling damask wallpaper creates a stunning glamorous setting for this powder room. A pair of contemporary pendant lights flank a golden sunburst mirror for an eye-catching focal point. The curvy white vanity features gold fixture, bringing a feminine quality to the space.
This classic white kid's room is based on the nursery rhyme Peter Rabbit. The fabrics, paint colors and accessories reinforce this fanciful theme. White built-in shelving provides ample storage for books and toys.
The blue cabinets and kitchen island drawers stand out against the white walls and countertops. The backsplash area behind the stove is made of white tiles, while the kitchen island countertop is made of white marble.
Light blue walls and ceiling in this spacious kitchen transition beautifully into the adjacent dining room, which is painted the same color. A large blue island with a white quartz countertop features a built-in sink and hidden dishwasher for easy clean-up after meals.