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Shimmering penny round mosaic tile lends glamour to this laundry room that doubles as a craft area and playful word signs crafted by carpenter David Brown add more color to the space.
In the design of this home's yard, designers installed a statue inspired by Native American artwork, helping to connect the home to the culture of the land. Highlighting the statue are a few indigenous, flowering plants, adding color to the space, but not requiring much water, keeping the yard sustainable and eco friendly.
The informal entrance of the HGTV Green Home 2012 provides a warm welcome and a stylish storage solution. A hand-crafted peg rail provides a handy spot to hang coats, hats and handbags.
To enter the beautiful desert oasis in the front of this house, guests walk up a flagstone path lined with indigenous desert plants, connecting this landscape design with the home's natural surroundings.
Indigenous plants add a splash of color to this eco friendly, stone yard.
Leading to this Southwestern home's stucco facade, a flagstone pathway ushers guests through the landscaped yard. Benches line the path so that guests and homeowners can rest and admire the beauty of the desert plants and landscape that surrounds this home both in and outside the fence.
Hickory wood cabinetry extends 10 feet to the ceiling in this transitional kitchen. A waterfall island centers the space while a small pantry area, carved between two columns of cabinetry, looks out onto the staircase.
The soaring contemporary design of Element House in Florida draws inspiration from the nearby Gulf waters. The graceful arching roof is meant to echo the gentle Gulf waves, and the color palette borrows greens, grays and whites from the ever-changing colors of the water and sky.
Three-way adjustable chaise lounges, fashioned from recycled plastic lumber and stackable for easy storage, feature a gray finish akin to weathered cedar.
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