What’s in a walkway? A walkway can help you keep people on the right track, avoiding allowing them to step on grass or other tender garden areas, keeping traffic over fragile plants to a minimum. Walkways come in all shapes and sizes, and there’s no “right” way to make a walkway. Some of the best ideas for walkways we’ve seen have been unique uses of materials, shapes, colors, and placement. A walkway can also help dress up the look of the front of your home, inviting guests and visitors to your front door.Continue reading
One of the very first things people see when they come to your home is your front door. While you can spruce up your exterior door with a wreath, home numbers, or even with platers or other decorations, nothing quite makes a statement like a brightly colored door.
The story goes that a red painted door in the US meant that travelers were welcome at that house. If someone needed a place to stay, they would know to knock on a red door and have a place to rest their head for the night. In other instances, a red door may have meant that the home was part of the underground railroad and a safe space for escaping slaves. Painted doors have become more of an accent than anything these days, so you can choose to paint your door any color you like. Use your door color to show off a fun and bright accent, or make it blend into your home.Continue reading
With the warm weather approaching fast this spring, you’re probably itching to get outside and do a little gardening or outdoor entertaining. Many people have go-to entertaining items like barbecuing, pools, or fire pits. But what else is there that is fun for more than one person to do outside? Let’s take a look!Continue reading
Trying to find a unique, cool, spooky Halloween decoration can be difficult. Everyone has curled ribbon wreaths with spiders in them, it seems. If you’re not going full blown haunted house for Halloween, you may want to put a little Halloween cheer into your decorations. Check out these 5 great unique Halloween decorations that won’t be hanging on everyone’s door this Hallow’s Eve.Continue reading
When it comes to your exterior design, you may want to showcase your design voice. This can come in a lot of ways, but one of the easiest ways you can show off your design voice is by using unique planters for your plants. Rather than using the standard, somewhat droll look and feel of terra cotta posts (you can certainly use them, don’t let us stop you! Terra cotta is classic), you can spice up your exterior with some fun planters. Let’s take a look at some of our favorites:Continue reading
We love summer! Whether you’re outside soaking up the sun or you’re barbecuing, entertaining guests, or just hanging out and reading a book, your exterior space design is just as important as your interior design. Not only is it a space that you may be inviting guests into for a quick burger or dog, but if your yard is a complete and total mess, you probably don’t want to spend any time out there. You don’t need a perfectly cultivated garden to have a beautiful backyard, but organizing your exterior space and making a great entertaining area can certainly help.Continue reading
With warm weather finally here, you’re probably thinking a lot about going outside and enjoying your yard. Whether you’ve got adirondacks you sit out on or a deck, you might be considering a fire pit… Or upgrading your fire pit. A fire pit can be just a hole in the ground or something a little more design-worthy, so let’s look at some awesome fire pit ideas. Maybe you’ll find one that tickles you!