Frida Bobrova Outdoor, 2017-12-09 09:51:07. Maybe it’s the traditional design or the bright white color, but these fences are definitely held in high regards by many people! Their simplicity is captivating and it’s no wonder many homeowners see them as the ultimate dream. A home with a dark exterior will wonderfully contrast the white fence, contributing to a balanced setting that is but a monochrome backdrop for the greens growing in the yard. The color white’s biggest blessing is the fact that it makes all the other colors stand out. If you really want the colorfulness of your house to be seen from miles away, a white picket fence is a sure-fire way to do so.
Greta Uvarova Outdoor, 2017-12-08 01:52:15. Another Norwegian lookout, Seljord Watchtower was designed by Oslo and Bodø-based Rintala Eggertsson Architects. The watchtower was partly conceived and installed as a tribute to ‘Selma’, a legendary sea serpent living in the adjacent lake. The Seljord municipality is often visited by tourists, locals and avid bird-watchers. The twelve-metre-high tower has a periscope-like appearance and three lookout points: one at the tower’s apex, looking across Seljord lake, and two en route to the top. Also designed by Saunders Architecture, Stokke Forest Stair in Øye Sculpture Park, Norway, was completed in 2012. A clever woodland installation, the stairway provides the visitor with an elevated vantage point above the forest’s floor. The Stokke Forest Stair was transported by helicopter, and a careful analysis of the site meant no trees were felled in order to accommodate the structure.
Tormented Aksakova Outdoor, 2017-12-08 01:52:15. Don’t forget about the big impact that can be made with rocky features such as large stones. If you’re lucky enough to have them naturally occurring in your yard, definitely use them to your advantage. If not, you can get help from your local landscaping company. Don’t attempt to move hefty boulders and rocks on your own. Some even require a crane when it comes to installation, so making a thoughtful decision on their placement is key. Looking to add more than native greenery to your modern yard? Planters are the perfect way to experiment with growing a range of plants in a smaller setting. Interested in growing plants that won’t survive the winter in your climate? Put them in a planter that you can move inside during the coldest months of the year. Not sure you’re up for planting an assortment of higher-maintenance plants in the ground? Try them out in a pot or planter.
Lilith Yevseyeva Outdoor, 2017-11-26 13:34:51. It’s amazing how important a fence can be. The classic picket fence gives the house a domestic feeling because there is something so familiar about its design. It has an inviting appeal. This beautiful vintage home, painted on a lovely shade of pastel blue, is picture perfect! It’s absolutely dreamy, calling you in, its beauty enhanced by the pretty little white fence. Your beautiful fence can have a really strong decorative component, especially if you combine it with stunning rosy flowers. Your front yard will have a super elegant look. A house with a significant retro style is made even classier by a traditional white picket fence, channeling a look that loudly screams home sweet home. A fence with wider picket planks has a modern style and works great with a trendy, dazzling house, making every day seem like the peak of summertime.
Mironova Artyomova Outdoor, 2017-11-26 13:34:49. A retro house is a total eye candy! Everybody gushes as they pass it and it would seem unfair to completely block it from the onlookers. A white picket fence is a great way to set up a barrier without blocking the view. Sure, a white picket fence can be a symbol of classiness and quiet domestic life. But it can also be a part of luxury, wealth and prestige. A grand house in the color of peach with perfectly decorated exterior is set within the safety of a chic white picket fence. A small town home with a brick exterior feels harsh and cold, so a white picket fence is a very simple solution. It instantly makes the setting kind and likable.
Ludmila Pavlova Outdoor, 2017-11-26 13:34:50. Looking for some high-end teak outdoor furniture finds? You would be hard-pressed to find a collection more modern, elegant and sturdy than the one on offer at Barlow Tyrie. Perfecting the art of crafting outdoor furniture using teak for nearly 100 years, this si the perfect option for those who love warmth of wood coupled with plenty of comfort. Color, contemporary silhouette and a touch of eccentricity – the wide range of outdoor furniture Fermob is all about celebrating modernity wrapped in plenty of brightness. The Balad Collection of outdoor lamps is undoubtedly one of our favorites while the Bistro Series of chairs turn your patio into a cool and relaxing hangout with a hint of French flavor. The Bellevie table is another versatile piece that accommodates 8 to 10 people with ease as you plan for that space-savvy and stylish outdoor retreat.
Rose Denisova Outdoor, 2017-11-26 13:34:50. Even when you group “like” plants, sometimes less is more. The neatly spaced succulents below are striking in their form, and the fact that they are separated by a blanket of basalt gravel makes them all the more prominent: Just as many modern landscaping techniques involve using gravel as a base, the use of greenery as a base can add interest and a sense of abundance. For example, planting rosemary around the base of a tree creates a green “stage” and makes the tree’s setting all the more special. Above and below, we see rosemary at the base of a crape myrtle tree. The tree’s pink blossoms are extra vibrant against the greenery that surrounds them. You can take this same concept and apply it to smaller additions around your yard, such as greenery in planters. For example, moss beautifully offsets the green succulent in the next featured planter.
Tormented Aksakova Outdoor, 2017-11-26 13:34:49. Devil’s Corner was designed in 2015 by Australian architectural practice Cumulus Studio. Located in Apslawn, Tasmania, Devil’s Corner is one of Tasmania’s largest vineyards. A project for Brown Brothers, Devil’s Corner incorporates a cellar door, lookout and marketplace. Created using a a series of timber clad shipping containers, the lookout encourages visitors to explore the vineyard through a number of curated views. The horseshoe-shaped Grand Canyon Skywalk is a see-through, cantilevered bridge. Jutting out seventy feet from a side canyon in Grand Canyon West, the Skywalk is elevated at a dizzying 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. Designed and engineered by Lochsa Engineering & MRJ Architects, the Skywalk was commissioned by the Hualapai Indian Tribe who manage it as a way to accrue money from tourism.
Ludmila Pavlova Outdoor, 2017-11-26 13:34:52. The Trefle Collection is as much about functionality as it is about visual brilliance as these fabulous outdoor cushions are crafted using weather-resistant and embossed Jacquard fabric. Keeping out tough stains, water, UV rays and mould, each of these cushions has been crafted to stand the test of time and the vagaries of changing seasons. Of course, the true highlight of the series is the gorgeous clover-leaf-pattern on each of the cushions that brings vivacious charm to even the dullest outdoor hangout. These striking cushions come in a wide range of sizes and hues and you can either choose to introduce bright accent colors like orange with the Trèfle or just stick to more neutral colors like gray and blue. Combining them with charming outdoor benches, poolside loungers and comfortable chairs is the perfect way to put final touches on your dream backyard escape.
Emilia Vorobyova Outdoor, 2017-11-26 13:34:51. If you live in an area where it’s not practical to cultivate a lush, green lawn, you may be interested in creating a more drought-tolerant landscape by using native plants that don’t require much water. Xeriscaping is becoming increasingly popular, and even if you’re not looking to add large amounts of gravel to your yard, you can create an abundant look by grouping plants into clusters. After all, there’s power in numbers. Whether you saturate an area with a large number of the same plant or you introduce some variety by incorporating a couple of different types of native plants, you can get a modern look by planting greenery in rows or tidy groups. When “like” plants are placed together and more than one selection is involved, you can achieve eye-catching contrast. Or you can make a statement by including one different plant that stands out in the pack (scroll to the top of the post to see a lone blue agave plant take center stage in a sea of Mexican feather grass).
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