french gray-farrow ball Credit: Sophia Evans/Sophia Evans The fence and planters are painted (French Gray, by Farrow Ball) to pick up the colour of the kitchen. Adding trellis to the top of the fence gives the garden extra privacy and growing space without loss of light.

I just love the informal, relaxed look of this Bahamian home. Bring a little island flair into your home this summer with woven basket textures, a single huge palm or philodendron leaf in an interesting jar, or open shelving that includes a few treasured items.

Love the look, colour. The look of open shelving can be stunning. And you dont have to go full-on open shelves to incorporate the trend. Consider using open shelves in just one corner or around a sink. Afraid you dont have anything display-worthy? Simple white dishes, clear glasses, and colorful cookbooks are kitchens staples that look fabulous on display.