A bowl of apples on the counter may lead to healthier snacking, but those same apples will also ripen quickly—10 times faster than apples kept in the fridge. Keep your apples in the refrigerator, and you can expect them to deliver a crisp, juicy bite for 4 to 6 weeks.
Apple green tones are happy and fresh. The wall color creates a bright backdrop for the neutral sofa and coffee table. Decorative elements like complimentary throw pillows, plants and an apple bowl highlight the fresh, green look. The gallery wall breaks up the green so it does not wash out the room.
Black-and-white checks add a little fun zip to the backsplash behind this kitchen's pot filler faucet. A bowl of bright green apples and a wildflower bouquet are easy ways to bring in more life and color.
If the only time you reach for apple cider vinegar is when you’re whipping up a tasty vinaigrette, you’re missing out. Apple cider vinegar has loads of uses beyond the salad bowl. Known as ACV among aficionados, apple cider vinegar is basically apple cider that’s fermented. The fermentation process results in a vinegar packed with probiotics and enzymes. You’ll often hear people speak of using ACV with “the mother,” which refers to a murky, globular substance found in the bottom of organic, unfiltered ACV. The mother contains beneficial bacteria and strands of proteins and enzymes—all good stuff for your body.
For an extra touch, add linens and flatware that tie into the colors and textures of the dough bowl centerpiece. Inexpensive green napkins pop against the warm wood table and serve to highlight the bright green used in the flowers and apples.
Stack one cake plate or pedestal on top of another to create height at the center of the table. If you don't have a pedestal, stack a plate on top of an upside-down bowl, making sure it is stable. Arrange fruit, like grapes in bunches, along with nuts, small apples, pears and artichokes on the stacked plates.
Tropical resort-style furnishings blur the line between indoors and out in the HGTV Dream Home 2013 great room. A cozy club chair with a handwoven rattan frame is dressed in apple-green upholstery, a subtle nod to the glorious palette of marsh colors just steps from the room's French doors. The upholstered beige bench features a unique metallic fruit bowl and adds interest to the neutral space.
From cozy throw pillows on side chairs to a pair of reindeer centerpieces on the cocktail table, the design team took care to add holiday cheer everywhere, even in a simple outdoor seating area. The look feels pulled together thanks to the subtle repetition of the color red in the pillows, centerpiece trim, the rug, and even the apples piled into a simple white bowl.