The deep crimson color of the 'Aflame' water lily — also known as 'Escarboucle' — gives ponds or pools exotic flair. During summer, the leaves of water lilies provide much-needed shade for water critters.
Dry winter air causes houseplants to dry out quickly. At the very least, check plants weekly to assess soil moisture. Sticking a finger onto—or even into—soil is an easy way to determine if plants need a drink. With small plants, lifting the pot is another good way to figure out how moist soil is. Dry soil is light; wet soil is heavier. Soil color also changes as moisture evaporates. Wet soil is dark; dry soil is lighter in color.
LEDs line the edge of the pool and change the water from its usual blue to bright green, red and even purple. After an evening swim, the owners will definitely enjoy sitting back and watching the display.
This gorgeous turquoise pool water shines against the neutral surrounding deck. Marble tile stepping stones lead through the water for a unique walkway creation. Plants line the retaining wall in the background for added color and life.
In contrast to the mostly neutral apartment, bright accent colors were added to the balcony sitting area for a year-long summer feel. The balcony is an important aspect of the home with endless views of the water and surrounding high-rises.
Shimmering textiles and reflective furnishings bring a glam vibe to this waterfront master bedroom, which features a fireplace as well as a cozy sitting area that takes advantage of the broad windows. A soft color palette gives the space a restful feel.
A deep mossy green wall color elevates the design of a private water closet in the HGTV Urban Oasis 2012 guest bathroom, outfitted with both an elongated, dual-flush toilet and an Art Deco-style horizontal spray bidet.