from Maria Killam | True Colour Expert | Decorator
What Everyone Should Know about Porcelain Tile
I suggested that she install a white or Carrera hex tile with dark, green grey grout because white tile will just get dirty anyway (unless it's the new epoxy grout). This way you get the clean look of white tile without the high maintenance factor. Large white tile shows everything.
A wall covered with climbing vines may look lovely, but in reality vines will wreak havoc on your house's siding. Better that you create a buffer between the foliage and the facade with a garden trellis. Not only will it provide the plants with a more appropriate host, but it will also give you something better than a blank wall to look at when summer's greenery fades. It is simple to turn lattice fencing and 2x4s into such a three-panel focal point.