Amorette Rancourt. Outdoor. December 11th , 2017.
The bright and sunny days of summer might already be giving way to the changing colors of fall, but the world outside is still warm enough to enjoy a fun-filled day in the sun. And this is bound to continue till early winter forces us all indoors with its chilly gust. Until that time arrives, it is the poolside deck, lovely patio, small backyard garden that becomes our reclusive refuge and having the right outdoor décor makes them even more amazing. Decorative outdoor cushions can transform even the smallest nook into a relaxing hangout where friends and family can come together with ease. Trefle from Fermob fits this billing perfectly.
Another Norwegian lookout, Seljord Watchtower was designed by Oslo and Bodø-based Rintala Eggertsson Architects. The watchtower was partly conceived and installed as a tribute to ‘Selma’, a legendary sea serpent living in the adjacent lake. The Seljord municipality is often visited by tourists, locals and avid bird-watchers. The twelve-metre-high tower has a periscope-like appearance and three lookout points: one at the tower’s apex, looking across Seljord lake, and two en route to the top. Also designed by Saunders Architecture, Stokke Forest Stair in Øye Sculpture Park, Norway, was completed in 2012. A clever woodland installation, the stairway provides the visitor with an elevated vantage point above the forest’s floor. The Stokke Forest Stair was transported by helicopter, and a careful analysis of the site meant no trees were felled in order to accommodate the structure.
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).
In a way, the driveway is a physical extension of a house. It extends deep into the outdoors, creating what feels like long a platform intended for your cars. It has a beautiful sleek look and can serve as a front yard as well. This modern driveway capitalizes on clean lines, creating a breathtaking outdoor space that feels harmonious together with the simplistic house, contrasted only by the bright green grass right next to it. This home combines the design of a cute suburban house with modern features such as tall windows and vast checkered driveway. The driveway stands out with the gray look and visibly contrasts the brick built house. A luxurious villa best benefits from a driveway that serves several purposes at once; it doesn’t only lead into a parking garage but to a several entrances and the rest of the front yard as well. Who wouldn’t want to be welcomed by a big and bright driveway surrounded by palm trees every time they come home! This modern driveway truly embodies paradis. A driveway is an entryway onto your property so it has a job of making a good first impression! It should have a tasteful look, one that makes people feel the warmth of your hospitality. Synchronicity is very important if you are trying to create an exterior that leaves people in awe. Make sure your modern driveway sends the message of being a part of the house, of belonging to the home in a manner that can’t be ignored.
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