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Traditional Landscape
The lavender-purple flower in the bottom left of this photo is Lemon Thyme, a summer-flowering, sun-loving, low-growing perennial herb. Thanks for asking!
The idea of this instead of a fence
Very original idea. I like this a lot.
outside ideas for flower beds
Garden idea
“Instead of block wall” — shelbynscott
Ben Herzog
9 Reviews
Park Slope Brownstone
cooktop. It will all be installed in just a few weeks. I think your idea of a metal tile is a great idea. I might try something like that if I feel the cleaning becomes too much. Glad to hear your builder and architect liked the idea....I think it's great to do things in non-standard ways! Good luck with
commenting on this so long after your original post-however, I just came across it and had to put my "two cents" in. I am in the process of building a summer home in Falmouth, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I am adamant about the stove going directly underneath a triple pane window because I am trying to take
Western sun (a scarce resource where we live...especially during our long dark winters). That said, the builder and architect are both thrilled with this idea even though they have warned me about the constant cleaning. Remember, everything is a give and take. My plan is to place an antique metal tile (about
“Backsplash” — Amy Kipp
7 Reviews
Mercer House
I'm buying a small home that hasn't been updated since 1987. It's paneled throughout with sculptured carpeting. Plan to put in wood floors and paint paneling. Also ceiling tiles! I like cottage- shabby chic- country style . Any ideas?
Just our little summer place
Roxmc needs ideas...Future home ideas...Lake house idea 1...Outside idea
“Lake house” — meredithcmoyer
Suzanne O'Brien
11 Reviews
Hardscape Redesign
I have a small yard and looking for ideas....this is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!!
Reminds me of heady summer nights
Small backyard idea. But no grassy area
Garden ideas...Side yard idea...Polo idea
“el tamano de la alberca” — mireyaalmada
Smith & Vansant Architects PC
2 Reviews
Connecting spaces upstairs
There are some great ideas on the inside as well...
loving the idea of a detached shed/garage that has a porch on it like this one
pitter-patter of raindrops on a tin roof. The darker colors look fabulous on white clapboard houses but can pose an energy problem when it comes to summer air conditioning. We love how Smith & Vansant turned the perceived problem into an advantage by adding solar panels, making this house gorgeously
“Solar” — Juanita Murphy
Caitlin Creer Interior Design
Yellow girl's bedroom
an almost identical pattern also from Schumacher. We have it in beige, charcoal, lavender, and blue. Check it out: http://www.decordeaux.com/design/summer-palace-pillow-charcoal.html
Good idea just to personalize a space!!
Good idea for the wall above
Ideas for what to hang over an odd/tall shaped headboard
If you love the feel of yellow but just want a small amount, an upholstered headboard may be just the thing. This idea applies to any color.
“alexa” — hkirschner
Rick O'Donnell Architect
26 Reviews
Fire Pit
idea for patio area outside of basement walk out
pea gravel idea under the firepit area......
Like idea of rock around fire pit
about every 30 minutes to go look at it again. I wish I would have read this article first. It’s not only a simple pleasure to sit outside on a mild summer evening and enjoy the stars, it’s also good for the soul. Gaskill offers up some ways to make it social, like campouts and al fresco dinner parties
“Just fire pit” — lathios
Timothy Lee landscape design
14 Reviews
Garden Gate
Sorry but i'm not in Michigan but i spent my summers there as a kid
Great idea for Detroit urban cottage alleyway.
Hmmm side gate ideas
like arch idea with light.
Gate idea
“Newenglandwoodworkers.com” — bbsmi
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