Tormented Aksakova Outdoor, November 26th , 2017. Those who love modern design often prefer a modern landscape when it comes to their outdoor spaces. While the sleek, contemporary look of a well-planned yard may seem unattainable, the use of native plants can make it surprisingly easy to maintain a yard that’s every bit as interesting as the inside of your home! It’s always helpful to consult an expert when it comes to choosing the best plants for your space, but the tips featured in today’s post will get the ball rolling as you plan a strategy for your yard. If you’re drawn to plants that are a bit trickier to maintain than native greenery, you can always place them in planters to cultivate a few of them at a time or switch them out with the changing seasons as needed. Keep reading for modern landscaping tips and some stunning outdoor vignettes that are sure to inspire you.
Ludmila Pavlova Outdoor, November 25th , 2017. When it comes to innovative outdoor décor that stands out from the pack even while embracing contemporary aesthetics and a healthy dose of natural goodness, Kenneth Cobonpue is a pretty renowned name among design aficionados. A trademark feature of Kenneth Cobonpue designs is the way in which they combine traditional weaving crafts with modern materials and attention to detail to create a truly exceptional range of both indoor and outdoor furniture. Today we shed the spotlight on three outdoor furniture collections from this inspired maker – each crafted using polyethylene strands and bring contemporary, sculptural finesse.
Mironova Artyomova Outdoor, November 26th , 2017. 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.
Stella Blinova Outdoor, November 25th , 2017. With summer here, our focus shifts from life indoors to those dreamy evenings and fun weekends under the sun. This is the time of the year when the pool deck sees more traffic than the living room and your outdoor décor once again plays host to friends and family. Be it a simple gathering of family members after a long, hard day or a fun-filled party to which everyone from the neighborhood inevitably gravitates, having the right décor makes a big difference. Gone are the days when outdoor furniture was a shabby collection of items that you no longer use in your own living room. Modern outdoor décor is as comfortable as furniture used indoors, equally stylish, diverse in styles and is definitely a lot more durable than ever before. From brilliant recliners, daybeds and chaise lounges that help you get the right tan to dining tables, chairs and side tables, there is absolutely no shortage of options here. Today, we delve into 25 latest outdoor furniture finds from 8 different global brands that epitomize luxury, design innovation and chic panache –
Stella Blinova Outdoor, November 26th , 2017. 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, November 25th , 2017. 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, November 25th , 2017. 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.
Mironova Artyomova Outdoor, November 25th , 2017. 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).
Ludmila Pavlova Outdoor, November 26th , 2017. Nature has always held an abiding allure for people, offering many marvels that we strive to comprehend and conquer, or simply ponder and peruse. With intelligent thought, design and technology, engineers and architects have surmounted numerous challenges in order to provide new perspectives on nature. Viewpoints and vantage points are especially attractive design propositions. Those with unusual forms and gravity defying angles capture our imagination, affording countless pleasing views of nature’s magnificent bounty. The recent solar eclipse—a total eclipse visible within a band across the United States on 21 August 2017—was a reminder of our desire to view and observe the power of nature. The following physical viewpoints each give viewers a chance too interact with nature in different ways.
Rose Denisova Outdoor, November 26th , 2017. 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.
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