Succulents are a wonderful plant for adding texture and color to a room, garden or any space. They come in wide varieties and are low maintenance, requiring little watering. During the winter, be sure to keep them in a room with a lot of sunlight as they prefer warm conditions.
I keep quite a few succulents in my home and garden as they provide a variety of texture and color that I simply love. I hope you enjoy the pictures of my little “collection” below and are maybe even inspired to bring a few into your own home.
We provided these Chicago clients with the privacy and color they desired for their backyard deck with a few choice container plants as pictured below. The evergreens planted in the containers near the grill provide the privacy they desired along with the beauty and aroma of nature. We also planted a hydrangea and some mums below for added color in the spring, summer and fall.
Empty containers before
Filled with container soil
Hydrangea and mums
Evergreens for privacy
View from the bottom
View from the top
We painted these rooms for a client who just moved into a Bungalow in Chicago. Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom! I just love the way the paint really brightened and modernized the wood paneling in their bedroom. As always, let me know what you think in the comments below. We offer free color consultations to everyone who signs a painting contract with us. Give us a call to schedule your free estimate!
The basement before (with primer) and after.
The kitchen before and after.
The living room before and after.
The stairway before and after.
The bedroom before and after.
The bathroom before and after.
The master bedroom sitting area before and after.
As the weather begins to cool, we’re starting to put away our gardening tools and bring out our paintbrushes. Here’s a look at some of the projects we did for clients last fall and winter. We are proud these rooms and the way the colors really transform each of these spaces. Leave a comment to let us know what you think!
These two accent walls show how just a little color can add richness and depth to the entire room.
Lighter hues go a long way in transforming this basement from outdated to shabby chic!
Adding a chair rail to the wall and using two complimentary hues brings a sophisticated style to this dining room.
The same two-tone concept in this bathroom uses beadboard on the bottom for a clean, bright look.
Soon, we’ll be sending out our fall newsletter with a bunch of great stuff: tips on using color in each room of your home, some of our favorite DIY and crafting pins from our Pinterest boards, and some ideas for beautiful fall-inspired container gardens. Send us an email or message us on Facebook and we’ll add you to our mailing list!
Have a great weekend everyone! 🙂
We cleaned up this small backyard and then installed a few new plants. We have a few before pictures, followed by the afters. Make sure to scroll all the way through because it is quite an incredible transformation! We are so pleased with the charming sitting area it has become. Please leave any questions or comments in the section below. Thanks for checking us out!
Last week, we installed this backyard landscape design for a client in Evanston. We had a large amount of space to fill and tried to use as many shrubs and other plants that provide year round interest as we could. We used a few shrubs that they already had and planted around them, but mostly installed many new shrubs and evergreens, along with perennials to fill in the space. Please leave any questions or comments and we will get back to you! Thanks for checking us out!
We spruced up this corner lot in Chicago by adding quite a few shrubs to what was once a dry and desolate space. Even by adding plants to only this one space of their yard, we were able to make quite a big difference in their home’s curb appeal and overall first impression. An area that was once dry and bare is now full and vibrant with a variety of plants that will bloom and interest throughout the year. With time and care, they will continue to grow and fill the space. As always, please leave any comments or questions below and we will be happy to answer them.
Front Yard before:
We designed this backyard for a client in Skokie a few weeks ago. Mulching out a curved space along the fence, we planted a variety of flowers, shrubs and trees, including some evergreens. We gave them a variety of textures and colors, as well as plants that bloom in different seasons to provide year round interest to the space. With time and care, the space will continue to fill in as the shrubs continue to grow. As always, please feel free to leave any comments or questions in the comments below!
It’s been a busy summer! A couple of weeks ago, we designed a front garden for this client in Chicago. We removed a couple of shrubs that weren’t doing well or had already died and replaced them with thriving new shrubs, appropriate for the light conditions in the yard. With time and care, the shrubs will continue to grow and fill in the space. The variety of color, texture and blooming seasons will give this space interest and beauty throughout the year.
After cleaning up the space in the back, we planted a few shrubs in front of their Limelight Hydrangea shrub and a few other plants to fill in the space even more.
We also filled planters on the front porch and back deck with a variety of flowers and plants, mostly suited for shady conditions. We even created a small planter for her children to grow some small edible plants.
Similar to the HGTV show, Design on a Dime, this client needed their parkway done on a tight budget. We were able to use some of their existing plants from the backyard in addition to a couple new shrubs. With new soil and mulch to top it off, we were able to fill the area and stay within their budget. With time, the plants will continue to grow and fill in the space. A beautiful garden is certainly possible on a smaller budget. Take a look at the pictures and let us know what you think! Any questions or comments are always welcome. 🙂
The parkway area before: