Project Spotlight: A Coastal Chic Transformation

The couple had built the home on Lake Minnetonka, MN in 2003. They loved the premier waterfront setting but craved relief from the heat and glare of the intense afternoon sun along their west-facing yard. They needed an attractive solution that would draw people outdoors and extend the season without compromising the lake view. The designer worked within stringent shoreline management restrictions to create a convenient and comfortable outdoor living environment under motorized pergolas.

Holiday Decor Galore: Make it Classic and Festive

The countdown to the holidays begins! And part of that countdown includes a very, very joyous design plan. It’s always nostalgic to pull out the holiday decor, dust of the tinsel, and get festive. Whether you like to keep the yuletide more neutral, traditional, rustic, or personal – we have all of the design tips to decorate your stylish and traditional home. And we know holiday decor can get overwhelming. There’s so much of it, it’s hard to nail down a theme and stick with one thing. That’s why we put together these unique tips to help you decide what festive fah-lah-lah-lah-lah moment works best for your home.

It’s Alive! – Planting a Living Privacy Fence

The fence is the simplest way to divide boundaries and to create privacy in your yard. The difficulty with fences, however, is that many municipalities only allow for the construction of fences that are 6 feet in height. This limits to the amount of privacy that can be achieved with just a fence. If you would like to have anything taller, there are a few simple ways in which privacy can be achieved. The best such way being, with plants!

What are Living Walls?

From a reclaimed pallet filled with herbs to a 15-story building covered in over 10,000 plants, living walls are becoming more and more popular—and for good reason. Whether indoors or out, they offer much more than just beauty. Living walls improve air quality and increase overall well-being, but can also absorb sound and help insulate your home.

Astilbe Bitten by Snakeroot

While the foliage of snakeroots can be stunning, many gardens do not have enough space for them to extend their sprawling flower stems. Now that rich burgundy-cocoa sheen is available in a tidy package, “Chocolate Shogun” Astilbe. Diminutive even by astilbe standards, its foliage reaches a mere 15″ above which it sends creamy pink plumes of bloom. Grows in all of the standard astilbe locations.

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