Cove Road ResidenceContemporary Living Room, San Francisco
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The soil method. Use clean 4- to 8-inch diameter pots with adequate drainage holes. If they were previously used, scrub and rinse them thoroughly. Make sure that the holes in the bottom of new plastic pots are open. If you use clay pots, soak them overnight in a bucket of water so they will not draw moisture from the planting medium.The planting medium anchors the bulbs and retains moisture. It must be well draining and yet retain sufficient moisture for growth. An example of a suitable planting medium is a sterilized mixture containing equal parts of loamy soil, peat and sand. Fertilizer should not be added to the mixture.
Add a furniture element. "The screen is a tool to dapple light, regardless of whether it's placed vertically or horizontally," says Phil Rossington of Rossington Architecture. "In this application it allows light and a glimpse of a view through it, but it also clearly defines the entry. Making the divider part of the built-in bench grounds it and strengthens it, physically and experientially."He adds, "African mahogany is a rich, lustrous wood, and we used it here to help lead the eye to the interior of the house, where it is used throughout."
A very short divider can add coziness to a nook; this one only extends the width of the windowseat. The divider emphasizes the horizontal and picks up on other rich woods used throughout the home. More: Dividers for Modern LivingThe Open Floor Plan: Creating a Cohesive SpaceTen Great Ways to Use Room Screens