A feminine ladies lounge by Amy Morris Interiors includes velvet banquettes, a mirrored console with a wall gallery and a wallpapered ceiling. Abstract layouts, such as when the art continues around a corner, a window or door casing, are in, and she also loves the trend of incorporating empty frames into art walls. The room was in the 2016 Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens in Atlanta.
Craft a vertical garden from a rain gutter for a low-cost option. Before planting, add drainage holes to the gutter, along with a bright coat of paint. Hang a bamboo screen as a backdrop for your garden art to take it up a notch. Plant gutters with short annuals, such as sweet alyssum, French marigold or dwarf versions of gomphrena, dahlia or zinnia. Or use trailing plants, like bidens, golden creeping jenny or portulaca.