Take advantage of the new pansy breeding by tucking Cool Wave Spreading pansies into window boxes where their stems will create a waterfall of bloom. For pansies in containers, mix a slow-release all-purpose fertilizer into soil prior to planting. This is a secret to strong growth and a steady flower show. In window boxes, pair pansies with upright coppery leatherleaf sedge, like this Bronco ColorGrass sedge.
Tucked behind the foyer of a meticulously modified Mediterranean home, this elegant powder room is just what the client asked for – a “pretty little jewel box” to help visitors feel pampered. The 24-square foot space was carved out of an inefficient pass-through once connecting the kitchen and dining room. The designer created an alcove to accommodate the sink area and a vanity cabinet. The jewels include faceted crystal cabinet knobs and a sparkly chandelier for just the right amount of bling.
To make the shower look like a wooden "box" from the outside, salvaged wood was cut into strips and stacked around it. The wood was then painted white to help it feel more elegant while still providing some texture to the room.
Battersea boxes originated in the mid-18th century and are covered in enamel or porcelain. This Battersea box collection features a variety of embellishments, from animals and botanicals to famous buildings.
This hillside canyon retreat brings nature inside with this stunning, modern window. The outdoor space easily feels like part of the home with views of the mature trees and lush landscaping just outside.
Paint a wooden craft box and attach a “tassel” to the lid using a tie tack post and cotton embroidery floss to resemble a graduation cap. The box can be filled with money, a gift card or another gift of your choosing. Keep in mind, graduation caps vary in color. Opt for a paint color that matches the grad’s cap and gown.
Mini takeout boxes, gable boxes, paper bags or individual cupcake boxes look fabulous lined up on a serving tray on the dessert table. Filled with candy, macaroons or cupcakes, your guests will be happy to have a treat for later. Top the box with a "thank you" tag that coordinates with the theme.
Wooden boxes with press-on labels are excellent for storing multiple spices jars, condiments and even individual packets of oatmeal. Even though these items on are the top shelf of a pantry, they're easy to access thanks to great thinking by Blogger Angela Lerew of Unexpected Elegance.