Plants don't just increase the property's natural beauty; they also help reduce noise pollution. With rows of hedges in their yard, the owners of this home can stifle the sounds of suburban traffic and enjoy a little more peace of mind.
To save money, the coffee table remained but designer Heather Hogan Roberts moved succulents from another room to add greenery. Then she surrounded the plant with thrifted accessories and borrowed beads from the homeowner's jewelry box as accessories.
The farmhouse-style look continues to the porch of this California home. Beth Dana Design decorated the doorway with a galvanized container, turquoise chair and vintage-looking fixtures. The renovated exterior of the early 1900s home has board and batten siding and bright white wide trim.
A Western Stoneware crock, distressed metal mounted hooks, and framed plants decorate this country breakfast nook. White shiplap walls and storage bench seating create the calm and bright framework of the design. A tasseled throw pillow add cushion and a touch of color to the space.
A two tiered vintage chandelier hangs over the large circular wood dining table. A mix of potted plants and floral arrangements create an inviting centerpiece fitting to the room design. Mounted plates and a large sunburst mirror decorate the mint green wall space above the distressed buffet.
When Ohio was opening as a frontier in 1792, settlers could earn up to 100 acres if they homesteaded in the wilderness. A homestead required 50 apple and 20 peach trees. John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, was an enterprising businessman who traveled ahead of settlers planting and tending apple orchards on land he had purchased. He later sold the orchards to homesteaders. The last apple planted by John is rumored to be a ‘Rambo,’ which continues to grow in Nova, Ohio.
The real story behind the apples Johnny Appleseed planted is that they weren’t eating apples, but fruits destined to become hard cider, the beverage of choice on the frontier when the purity of water supplies was untrustworthy. Transplanted New Englanders who homesteaded the frontier consumed an average 10.52 ounces of hard cider daily. Today, hard cider is experiencing a comeback through private label ciders.
This quaint dining space was designed with a Parisian café in mind. Elegant European rattan bistro chairs surround a mango wood dining table with classic cabriole legs, providing the space with cozy seating. Sunlight floods into the space, while apricot blossoms add to the outdoor bistro feel. Family photographs and vintage objects create an eclectic gallery wall among heirlooms, plants and books, making this space the perfect place to cozy up with a newspaper, croissant and cappuccino.
Open shelving lends itself to an easy bar styled with beautiful vintage pieces and art! Hanging air plants bring a bit of an organic feel to the straight lines of the shelving and the vintage pieces make it feel like it's telling you a story and inviting you over for an Old Fashioned.
Instantly add dining space to your porch with a space-saving bistro set. Here, a collapsible bistro table is paired with collapsible chairs in front of a vintage wooden dresser that serves as a plant stand.
As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, designers brightened a dark corner space by adding colored plants, fruits and colorful, vintage glass bottles. To help keep the small space feeling open and bright, glass paneled upper cabinets were installed helping to create an authentic, vintage feel to the space.
Interior designers arrange objects with a range of heights and widths to keep the overall look balanced. To add height to potted evergreens or planted winter floral, try placing vessels on top of vintage stands, chairs or stools.
Organic, earthy details like ceramics, plants, wood and leather add richness to a room. Think about ways to mix in vintage items and new purchases to achieve the ideal blend of casual luxury without breaking the bank.