, It s almost like a film studio, and we have created small sets in the open spaces, B Brown says One detail that isn t original to the building is the enticing courtyard garden, which, with its lush living wall, acts as a huge green artwork for the open plan Contemporary Patio by Chris Dyson Architects.
, Composites are made from stone aggregate and polymers that compressed under high pressure The resulting material is practically It s making a comeback with new colors and textures and as always it can be formed and shaped into anything someone can imagine Corian and the rest of the products
, Why it works Creating a simple white palette to surround wooden detail allows the wood to d the eye With a star feature such as this ceiling and bed wall, the rest of the room need not be particularly expensive simple, cost effective white furniture and textiles suffice Find textured white rugs.
, The owners originally wanted a labyrinth design, but the yard s size and intended use as an outdoor living space didn t leave enough room to use the labyrinth, Lewis says He abstracted the movement of the labyrinth for the circular paving, still creating a meditative rhythm The reclaimed bricks sit on a
, From Florida to Hawaii, Houzz readers show us how they capitalize on their petite outdoor spaces Compact ks, Patios and Porches for Making Memories Morton used the color palette of Hayward s wedding as a springboard and applied it on the custom tiled dining table Moroccan light fixtures
, Kirk recommends microfiber, which is more absorbent than a regular towel Yes, this is an additional step, but it will help prevent water stains or limescale from building up on the surface, she says Despite your cleaning, over time the matte finish of a granite composite sink may dull and begin to look as
, This narrow console table fits into the hallway with just enough room for two lamps, a pretty potted plant and a small box for keys Above it, a giant mirror reflects the light A radiator shares the wall, which could ve been a problem However, the designers built the table around it, creating a frame with the
, The living room is tall and the large windows overlooking the patio make it bright Now and then I A potted fig tree sits on the landing beside the dining room table and a fig leaf poster that Fleur had framed hangs nearby My favorite The kitchen counters are made from a composite that includes wax.
, It s a luxurious change from my less than perfect bed making at home (despite my best efforts, the art of the hospital corner eludes me) A standard ironing board is too small to handle sheets with ease cover an inexpensive folding table, or even a large sheet of plywood, with heatproof foam or batting
, Bayberry (Morella spp.) Neither flower is showy, but only females bear the waxy blue gray fruit eaten by birds and used for candle making Composite, or aster, family Most plants in the aster family To get fruit set, you need to have two genetically different pawpaw trees Natural cross pollination is
, Give your rooftop patio a Parisian twist with a neatly trimmed hedge in a dark planter paired with an elegant round table Boost the green even When taller buildings are towering over your rooftop terrace, providing an extra layer of privacy from above can help the space feel more inviting On this rooftop
, The basics Soapstone (also known as steatite) is impervious to chemicals, acid and water, making it an ideal material for kitchen sinks The quarried metamorphic rock made up of talc, chlorite and other minerals is softer than most other natural stones However, it s still denser than marble, slate,
, Look to lightweight fiber cement for functional outdoor furniture and accessories that are heavy on style Because it s most commonly used as a building material, concrete is naturally perfect for outdoor products of all kinds It s weather and UV resistant, making it virtually maintenance free and able to hold
Mar , Commissioned by the Norwegian Trekkers Association, the country s largest outdoor association, the hut is part of a larger initiative by the NTA to encourage more It s about the longing for a sense of place, for shelter set in a landscapefor something that speaks to refuge and distance from the everyday.
, A great way to boost the link between inside and out is with seamless flooring that bridges the gap by creating visual harmony Check out these nine ideas If you re set on using natural woods for both indoors and out, you may find that you have to go for different types But you can create a sense of
, Learn the different types and uses of screws to pick the right kind for your next DIY or home improvement project One driver, a set of tips and a handful of different screws can solve many problems around the house If you re using stainless screws outside, make sure the washer is stainless too.
, Composite timber is available at local hardware stores for small DIY projects, and costs to per board Hiring a professional contractor will get If it has little to no recycled content and is manufactured outside of your region, it doesn t earn any sustainability points Locally sourced materials will always
, Stunning mosaic tiles, lava stone walls and recycled surfboards are among the great ideas for an outdoor shower Contemporary Patio by Bill Fry Construction Wm H Fry Const Co Bill Fry Construction Creeping Jasmine blooms above an outdoor shower set into a trellis fence in San Francisco.
, Taking a cue from his client s penchant for collecting, Fierabend created this sculptural arrangement of vintage watering cans in lieu of a dining table chandelier Fierabend He s always eager to use reclaimed items in his projects the patio material is made of recycled composite railroad ties Industrial
, After building their home at the far end of Sonoma County s Alexander Valley wine country, they brought in Dawn Carlson and Carol Perry of The pair of square lined, weathered leather chairs play off a pair of round edged faux riverstone coffee tables made from a lightweight resin stone composite.