With their matching black bow ties and suits, these grooms look positively polished for their wedding at The Oliver. The boutique hotel is located in the heart of Knoxville, Tenn., and has an intimate space for their ceremony.
Classic white pizza takes a ghostly turn with this recipe, which is made with three cheeses and pitted black olives for eyes. Using prepared pizza dough makes it easy to make, and without any sauce to simmer, this is a perfect, quick-prep Halloween treat.
Blue cheese is certainly an acquired taste that not all your guests may love. Try these toppings to please all palates. Offer a pizza-style crowd-pleaser of mini pepperoni, fresh mozzarella balls, black olives and marinara sauce (left). Use up fresh produce with this flatbread that calls for ricotta, basil and butternut squash (middle). For even more fun, allow guests to create their own flatbreads by offering a variety of toppings at their disposal.
Elements used throughout this special home are introduced right in the foyer, including the glass-and-black iron front door, dramatic chandelier, vintage rug and rustic wood floor. An olive tree brings in nature. Chandelier: Arteriors
Olive green walls pair with black wainscoting to create a warm, inviting atmosphere in this game room. A contemporary chandelier hangs over the pool table, while sleek wood stools pull up to the bar for the perfect view of the flatscreen TV. Leather sofas make a comfortable spot in the theater area to watch a movie.
Deep, moody green interiors are taking the design world by storm, and bathrooms are no exception. Consider a hue like hunter, olive, forest, jade or emerald for the walls, and balance its intensity with a light, natural wood vanity and jute accents. Matte black fixtures and ceramics complete this look. The trendy palette works well with rustic, modern farmhouse and Southwestern design styles.
A nature-inspired combination of cream, light olive, ice blue and pink produces a lovely and inviting living room. The ornate picture frame is the room's focal point and brings a touch of old-world charm to the space. The black lampshade and side chair provide a "pop" of strong color against the light blue walls and soft colors of the room.
Rare and beautiful, ‘Pink Princess’ philodendron (Philodendron erubescens) unfurls dark olive-green leaves with white variegation. As leaves mature, they turn a deep black hue with striking pink spots. Strong light helps plants develop the best leaf color. Place plants near a bright east, west or north window. Water ‘Pink Princess’ when soil is dry to the touch. The black tone of leaves makes this philodendron a real charmer—and difficult to find. Grow this vining philodendron on a totem or pot trellis.
By grouping together cheeses with distinctly different tastes (aged, soft, hard or blue), then mixing them with sweet and savory food pairings, a cheese plate can be the standout appetizer of a social occasion. Suggested ingredients: 1/4 pound manchego cheese; 1/4 pound fontina cheese; 1/4 pound goat cheese; 1/4 pound blue cheese; 1/2 pound figs; 1/4 pound prosciutto, thinly sliced; salted crackers; unsalted crackers; olives; herbs; black pepper; one bunch red grapes; one bunch green grapes; baguette; honey; raspberry compote.