You will need two panels from one sheet and one panel from the second sheet. Cut the panels 92” long and at least 37-1/2” wide. They can be wider, if possible, for more gathers in the finished project. On the two long sides of each panel, fold over the edge 1/2” and then fold it again. Press with an iron, if necessary to hold it in place, and pin about 6” apart. Sew a seam along the fold very close to the edge.
Even though alliums are related to onions and garlic, you probably won’t smell anything unless you crush the plants' leaves. In the fall, give the bulbs a spot with full sun, and plant them 6” deep and 12-14” apart, with the pointed ends facing up. With their long, slender stems and globe-shaped flowers, alliums are great for a cutting garden. Don’t worry if their foliage turns yellow by mid-summer. It’s just going dormant until the bulbs are ready to bloom again.
You would expect a lot from the master suite closet of a $35 million dollar Beverly Hills home, and you’d get it here. More spacious than some people’s entire apartments, this closet features a flat-screen TV, a fireplace, bathroom fixtures, a small refrigerator and a grand leather chaise. An overhead skylight lets in natural lighting, while recessed lighting and a modern, crystal-draped chandelier provide illumination at night. Light wood floors and dark wood shelving give the feeling of a luxurious retail showroom rather than a closet, befitting this 15,500-square-foot mansion just a stone's throw from the luxurious Beverly Hills Hotel. Shelly and Avi Osadon, the husband and wife duo behind SEE Materials and SEE Construction, created the home.
In a new home, designer Jodie Cooper took the concept of dramatic lighting to new heights, using a custom-made “bulkhead” suspended from the ceiling by chrome rods to light the kitchen and dining area. “The bulkhead also helps to visually define the kitchen area without losing the loft style feel,” she says. And, she notes, “having a modern kitchen does not need to translate to having modern décor. By blending pieces, such as retro dining chairs, Chinese antiques, rustic dining table combined with Turkish patchwork rugs, we created texture and layers, which add a kind of Bohemian style to the home to create what I call a “Global Eclectic” interior.”
Online lifestyle editor Briana and her boyfriend Buzz, a mobile developer, intended the bedroom in their Brooklyn loft to have an airy, calm, Palm Springs-inspired feeling. Yet the expansive wall behind their bed seemed impossible to fill and they knew small pieces would just make the space feel cluttered or jammed. By opting for one large piece of art hung directly above the bed, they found their sleeping area was instantly anchored. The key to using art successfully in small spaces is to opt for large, over-scaled pieces. Art pieces like this instantly add a graphic focal point and also offer a single source of color to inspire paint and accessories that personalize the space.
Although this open-plan kitchen and dining area actually is in a loft — in a converted bag factory in Nashville — the principles designer Jason Arnold followed will work in any setting. He says: “The kitchen is opposite the living area, in a large, open space that automatically lends itself to entertaining and family living. We painted the walls, trim, and cabinets the same soft grey to make the spaces feel as one. Because it is essentially a large room with a kitchen at one end, I wanted the kitchen to blend seamlessly into the space which is why there are no upper cabinets and instead, there is a large pantry armoire to the right. The dining table acts as the visual separation from kitchen to living.”
Eclectic and funky little girls room with a blush pink base. The soft color palette is anchored with the charcoal accents and dots of bright pink. A window seat with comfy toss pillows in fun textures creates a cozy reading nook. A lofted wood daybed lined with pink velvet cushions is perfect for lounging and sleeping. An antique mirror over sits over the wooden dresser, on which sits vases of brightly colored fresh flowers. A play tent in charcoal gray with white dots atop a small white faux fur rug provides a special place to hide away or share secrets with friends. An area rug in blush pink with a charcoal gray and white pattern picks up the colors from elsewhere in the room and complements the wooden furniture.
Also called landscape fabric or weed cloth, this type of mulch is usually woven polypropylene fabric. It suppresses weeds while allowing water and air to pass. It’s often used under inorganic mulches, such as stone or landscape glass, but also under shredded hardwood bark to help extend its lifespan. Landscape fabric comes in different grades; the label should state how long it will last. This is a commercial grade fabric that’s woven and needle punched with a 20-year warranty. The colored lines are 12 inches apart, which helps with spacing plants, especially in vegetable gardens.
8. On the next string begin with a snowball, but cut the first straw in half and retain the other half for the top of the string. This will allow the balls to hang at alternating levels from one string to the next. Continue alternating the beginning straw from whole to half as you complete the remaining strings.
9. When you have completed all the strings, tie them to a tension rod that you have installed in the window. Hang the first string about 2 inches in from the window. Every strand after that should hang about 4 inches apart.
Part of Sandy Springs' cultural renaissance, this 14-acre $229 million combination city hall and performing arts center is being posited as a jewel in the city's arts crown. Visitors can enjoy a black box theater, an 1,100 seat auditorium and a lineup of lectures, music and performances as well as a city green with outdoor concerts and performances. Even cuter, City Springs boasts a very Southern "porch" entrance complete with rocking chairs, not something you see at a city hall in every city. A mixed-use development of apartments, restaurants and boutiques rings City Springs for plenty of pre- and post-concert offerings including another location of the French-style patisserie Cafe Vendome.
A family favorite, applesauce blends well with many mealtime menus, standing in as side dish or dessert. Best of all, applesauce is easy to make. Simply peel, core and cook apples until they fall apart easily with a spoon. Add seasoning (think cinnamon and maple or agave syrup) while cooking or after. Applesauce without seasoning varies in color, based on the type of apple you use. In some cases, cooking the apples with peels on results in a pink sauce. To remove peels, just run the cooked apples through a food mill or strainer. Make applesauce as chunky or smooth as you like. For long-term storage, freeze or can it using a boiling water bath.
Deer can wipe out a garden overnight, nibbling prize flowers, vegetables and plants. Telltale signs of deer feeding are torn or ragged leaf edges. Deer lack upper incisor teeth, so when they grab a plant, they jerk their heads up to pull a leaf free. This creates torn stems and leaves. Keep deer away from your yard with repellents (Plantskydd works well), an extra-tall fence (8 to 10 feet tall) or a double fence (3 to 5 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet apart). Toss plastic netting over individual plants or flowers you want to protect from browsing.
Digging is at the heart of gardening, and one of the quickest ways to tuck seedlings into soil is with a hand trowel. Look for trowels with an ergonomic design to lessen hand and wrist fatigue. Trowel blades with inch markings take the guesswork out of proper planting depth. Trowels that feature a seamless handle-blade design won’t break or fall apart. Other hand tools worth considering are a short handled pick mattock (for rocky soil); a Korean hand plow (often sold as a ho-mi and one of the most versatile tools ever conceived); and a sturdy weeder (cobra head type works like a gem).
The Pebble Tek pool and infinity spa overlook breathtaking ocean vistas to the Southeast and the Santa Ynez mountains to the North.In the main house, richly colored walls line the sensational master suite, with a sitting area or office and elegant bathroom. A second bedroom suite opens to a large, private patio and secondary lap pool, creating the perfect retreat for family or guests. Perched for ocean views, a second level loft-style office opens to a private rooftop deck.A detached one-bedroom suite with a fireplace and full bathroom has direct access to the main pool area, and attaches to a generous laundry room. A second, detached affords privacy yet proximity to the main house. Beautifully appointed, the one-bedroom suite includes a kitchenette, full bathroom and private patio. This Montecito compound affords plentiful space for both family and guests.Built in 1967.5,431 approximate square feet.Architectural style: ContemporaryProperty features: 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms and 1 Partial Baths.
This whimsical paper arrangement will last all season long and its vibrant blooms are easily repurposed for future projects. Follow these simple instructions to make paper tulips, peonies and daisies. To craft DIY shamrocks, cut four heart-shaped petals from crepe paper, then bind the bottom 1/4 of the petals to a wire stem using floral tape. Gently pull petals apart until desired look is achieved. To make DIY trailing vines, cut petal shapes from crepe paper, then stretch and crimp petals for an organic look. Use floral tape to attach petals down the length of a piece of bind wire and shape the wire as desired. Get materials and more instructions on the next slide.
A pastoral, new urbanist deveiopment described as a "wellness community," where sustainability is a focus, Serenbe is about 40 minutes from Atlanta but a world apart in attitude. An array of beautifully built single-family homes make Serenbe a home for many, but it's also a great rustic tourism destination with an onsite Inn at Serenbe and plenty of farm, nature and cultural activities to keep visitors busy. The 40,000-acre bucolic planned community is home to farm-to-table restaurants like The Hil, The Farmhouse at Serenbe and The Blue-Eyed Daisy as well as a growing roster of smaller spots and cute retail offerings. The arts are a big part of the community, so see if your visit coincides with special Art Over Dinner al fresco meals with local creatives and check out the Serenbe Playhouse's schedule. This vanguard theater group has garnered national recognition for staging immersive theatrical experiences and fun, creative spins on the classics that often use the woodsy surroundings and outbuildings of Serenbe as stage sets.
You can now rent an RV through sites like RVshare—an Airbnb-like platform where owners rent out their RVs—for about the same cost as a decent family hotel. There are four main categories, or classes, of recreational vehicles. Class As are the biggest. They’re those huge buslike rigs you see barreling down the road, the ones that have more in common with a 2-bedroom condo than they do a car. Class Bs are the smallest RVs, basically a large van with a kitchenette and a small bed pallet (and/or loft). Class Cs are what RVshare calls the “Goldilocks Rig” of motorhomes, not too big, not too small. Then there are trailers, which my husband and I knew we didn’t want to deal with—even RV pros admit that it can be tough to get the hang of hauling a trailer. We went with the smallest Class C we could find, a late-model 25-footer with a clean, streamlined interior that other renters reviewed as easy to drive.
This 43-acre unique estate property is located in the beautiful Pemberton Valley, 5 minutes north of the village of Pemberton, 3 minutes from the Pemberton airport and just 25 minutes from the world class resort of Whistler, British Columbia. The majestic Pemberton Valley, known for its natural beauty, thriving agriculture industry and countless recreation opportunities is also quickly becoming an international equestrian centre.Nestled at the foot of the spectacular Mt. Currie, this private gated estate features a 6,850 square foot custom built home and a separate barn and caretakers suite. The main house includes everything you need – and a lot more. Featuring 4 bedrooms and 5-1/2 bath, a separate master suite wing, a gourmet kitchen, open concept living area with a separate games-room/bar, media room, wine cellar and triple bay garage with fourth bay, currently being used as a hobby room. An additional space, over the garage is being used as a secondary media room, but could easily be divided to add a gym and yoga studio.The separate barn is currently being used as a helicopter hangar and a space for recreation equipment, but has been designed for a 6-stall horse barn, complete with hay lofts, heating and full security. There is a 2 bedroom caretaker suite upstairs in the barn, featuring a full kitchen and bathroom. This fully secured estate has plenty of useable outdoor living space with landscaped gardens, a full-size pond, a salt water in-ground swimming pool and a paving stone automobile court in front of the home.