Tucked beside a luxuriously furnished bed, this vintage two-drawer chest in distressed gray wood provides ample storage and just the right amount of space on top for a small lamp, an alarm clock, and a mercury-glass vase of flowers.
This beautiful display cabinet with cast bronze hardware houses the homeowner's collection of blown glass from around the world. The designer likes the juxtaposition of different materials, seen here with the weathered bronze metal and the sleek colorful glass.
Designer Genevieve Gorder used an antique sewing machine as a nightstand in her master suite on HGTV's "Genevieve's Renovation." A simple white vase with decorative branches complements the weathered appearance of the hand-carved bed from India.
This creative concept used a variety of clear glass jars and vases to display colorful ornament balls, red berries and tea-light candles. Starfish and sand-filled jars keep the beach in mind during cold winter weather.
Reclaimed wood posts attached to hefty round stones make for a unique, artistic coffee table. A rough-hewn entry table and mirror mimic the rustic features of the coffee table. Beach grass overflows out of a glass vase to soften the weathered wood elements.
This master bathroom is beachy, blue dream, with blue and green mosaic tiles, glass vases in different shades of blue, a clawfoot tub, a weathered metal pendant light, and a stone tile floor. The arch of the vaulted ceiling echoes is mirrored in the arched inset shelves.
Take your yard to the dark side by adding a drift of ‘Purple Knight’ alternanthera (Alternanthera dentata). This easy growing annual thrives in whatever weather summer throws at it—heat, humidity, thunderstorms or drought. Use ‘Purple Knight’ to deliver color to planting beds, or tuck it into a container design where it happily plays a thriller or filler role. If you like to gather garden bouquets, include this dark-leafed beauty in your plant palette. Stems make a pretty addition to a vase. Pinch plants when young to increase branching. Leaf color is darkest in full sun, but plants adapt well to part sun or part shade conditions. Plants grow 18 to 36 inches tall and 24 to 36 inches wide.