In the small guest bedroom, Flanagan used clever tricks to make the most of the space. “The owners already had the twin beds, but I added curved headboards to soften the angular space,” she says. “We used the pattern to unify the small area and picked a diamond designRead More →

Post-renovation, the once imposing 22-foot-high concrete walls have become vertical surfaces on which to show off a recirculating waterfall. Two types of wisteria ( Wisteria sinensis and W. frutescens ), chosen for their staggered bloom times, frame the water feature.Read More →

Houzz Contributor. Landscape designer, a former garden editor for Sunset Magazine and in-house designer for Sunset’s Editorial Test Garden. Her garden designs have been featured in the Sunset Western Garden Book of Landscaping, Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy-Care Plantings (cover), Inhabitat, and POPSUGAR.Read More →

A picture of a kitchen in pastel blue with five blue wooden chairs in front of a bench.

3. Periwinkle. This butler’s pantry off a kitchen in Boise, Idaho, embraces periwinkle paint for the cabinets from ceiling to floor. A pantry area can be a fun place to embrace a bold color, though here glass cabinet fronts help tone down the strong choice.Read More →