This kitchen features a blend of white and brown wood cabinets with a subway tile backsplash and neutral countertop. Three glass pendant lights hang above the kitchen island, while robin's egg blue stools are positioned on one side. A set of glass front cabinets, a farmhouse sink and oak floors provide finishing touches.
Inspired by the colors of an Asian botanical-print rug, warm tones and varied textures bring cozy harmony to this multi-purpose room. A grass cloth wall covering, woven shades and a suede-covered Arne Jacobsen Egg chair mix with a wool boucle daybed, custom designed for the space.
This light and bright kitchen blends brown and white wood cabinets, as well as a few glass front cabinets, with neutral quartzite countertops. Robin's egg blue stools line the kitchen island, while a white subway tile backsplash and hardwood floors provide finishing touches.
Craving a salty bite? Fried pickles are just the thing! Thick-cut store-bought pickle chips work best in an air fryer. Pat pickles dry, dip them in beaten egg, then roll in panko breadcrumbs. Fry at 400°F for 8-10 minutes, flipping them halfway through for even browning.
The four-lined plant bug attacks perennials, creating 1/16-inch square dead patches in leaves as they feed. These bugs create more of a cosmetic problem that plants often outgrow, but when numbers are high, the damage can lead to browned, misshapen and dying leaves, which you might mistake for disease. Four-lined plant bugs emerge about the time that forsythia leaves unfold. They’re shy and crafty hiders, so you’ll likely see the damage long before you spot one of them. The best way to control these bugs is twofold. First, in midsummer, when the insects disappear, cut back plants that have been attacked, snipping below the damage. This should remove any eggs that have been laid inside stems. Pruning like this delays flowering on perennials, but the plants will branch and become bushy, which means more flowers. Second, in fall, clean up all stems and leaf litter in the bed. Take care to remove all stems of plants the insect attacked during the growing season. Eggs that will hatch the following spring are typically laid inside those stems, so don’t add them to your compost pile.