An excellent gift for new homeowners is a kitchen essentials cake stand presentation. To create one, pick up basic kitchen supplies ranging in height and shape. Next, arrange them on top of a cake stand, interspersing small seasonal accents for color and texture. Lastly, use a small chalkboard or gift tag to address to the recipient.
Create one-of-a-kind ornaments from multicolored buttons and thread. Add thread to a needle and knot the end, then slide an assortment of small neutral-toned buttons onto the thread as a tree base. Gradually build a tree silhouette with an assortment of large buttons added along the bottom, medium buttons in the center and smaller buttons near the top. For a tree topper effect, add a small star decoration on the top with looped string as a hanger.
In addition to its traditional use, magnolia garland can also be arranged in a variety of different shapes such as wreaths or topiary. To create a magnolia topiary for your yard, add the garland to a wire tomato cage, then keep it secure with zip ties.
Bright-colored outdoor furniture brings life to this black-stained deck. An orange and red pattered area rug anchors the outdoor dining area and provides additional color in the space.
In order to keep stretching and yoga routines comfortable, the flooring is outfitted with an extra-cushy lightweight wool rug in a cool, calming shade of blue. For extra comfort, yoga mats are layered on top of the rug.
In place of cut floral stems, consider adding the rich look of cotton stems to your Fall setup. Simply gather the stems in odd numbers, five and seven working best, then place them into a large vessel. The neutral tones work well for year-round use, and work gorgeously with Fall tones such as orange and dark brown.
Ultra-white, black-brown and sand tones transform a multipurpose room into a tranquil space that doubles as an at-home office and a cozy spot for guests to sleep. Accented by a muted tonal mix, the room's organic textures add visual depth.
Put a sweet and springy twist on the mojito with fresh strawberries and lemons. To make this cocktail, you'll need: 4 strawberries, 4 thin lemon wedges, 5 mint leaves, 1 mint sprig for garnish, sparkling water and ice cubes as needed (based on glass size).
A bright pink pillow pops against the navy blue and white color palette of this eclectic bedroom. Designer Brian Patrick Flynn mixes traditional fabrics, like the floral duvet cover, with contemporary ones, like the graphic-patterned pillows.