The focal point of this traditional home office is the large wall of windows framed with a transitional box pleat drapery valance and panels. Two leather chairs with matching leather ottomans provide seating, making the rich tones in caramel, chocolate and wheat the perfect complement to old world charm.
Imagine lying back in this luxurious soaking tub and enjoying the view out the window. The bathroom isn’t bad to look at either. The rich caramel walls warm up the crisp white marble, cabinetry and molding. Having the vanity and mirror recessed into the alcove saves space but adds style.
The two-story living room is the perfect place to highlight the homeowner's love of art. Beautiful pieces hang on the bright white walls on both floors, while a modern lounge chair with matching ottoman in caramel tone provides a great spot for enjoying the collection.
These combined dining and living room spaces lend a Zen-like vibe with their light wood paneled vaulted ceiling, neutral stone fireplace and caramel colored leather armchairs and dining chairs. Circular chandeliers add a contemporary accent, while pops of red –– as seen in the sofa –– provide a bit of color.
The homeowners wanted a backyard design that would blend into the desert surroundings rather than compete with it, so designers chose native plants like gray-green cacti and natural colored hardscape such as warm, caramel stones and pale, sun-bleached wood that would reflect the warm, desert tones to create the look.
In this modern townhome, clean-lined furnishings and Zen-like art provide a serene feel so the view can take center stage. A color palette of cream, caramel, chocolate brown and pale yellow-green along with floor-to-ceiling windows help to bring the outdoors inside.
At the entry to the master suite, a seating area captures the California cool, bohemian style. A caramel butterfly chair and accompanying table with gold top are lit by the sunshine from the sliding door. A mini succulent garden is done with an air of refinement and sophistication to decorate the area.
Dark brown window molding and mullion details stand out against the home's cream-colored exterior. The lower portion of the home is faced in red brick, adding depth and visual interest to the front of the house. A set of small concrete stairs leads to a caramel-colored wood front door.
The caramel tones in this kitchen -- from the cabinets to the floors -- add a comfortable air, creating a cozy space for cooking and conversation. The finishes create a fresh space that lends itself well to mixing furniture and window treatments, creating an overall traditional feel but with tailored lines and rustic features. The outcome: a space that has a transitional feel, perfect for all ages.
Bite-size churros are deliciously poppable! Whip up your favorite homemade churro batter and pipe onto baking sheets in 3-inch lengths. Freeze until firm, about 20 minutes. Cook the frozen dough in the air fryer for 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown and fragrant. Brush mini churros with butter and roll in cinnamon-sugar. For a truly decadent treat serve with salted caramel sauce.
As cupcakes, cake pops and s'mores continue to dominate the dessert world, why not make your own creation with one-of-a-kind ice cream cookies? Create a gourmet basket packed with ice-cream essentials and air-tight jars filled with sprinkles, nuts, caramel and hot fudge. When it's time for your friend to entertain, they can set up a self-serve ice cream cookie station.
Whip up a batch of apple dumplings for a crowd-pleasing dessert. Pastry-wrapped apples nestled into a sweet caramel sauce aren’t difficult to make. They hold their own when served as dessert at an elegant dinner or cozy family supper. The secret to success is to use a pastry that contains butter and egg yolk. That blend is pliable enough to make wrapping apples a breeze. (Pastry with shortening is too short and tends to break.) Serve warm apple dumplings solo, or pair with ice cream, milk or cream. If you don’t want to gobble all the pastry calories, try your hand at making baked apples (baked whole apples with skins on). They’re decadent enough for even the sweetest tooth in your gang.
Currently the only-North American location of the four-star Solis brand, with locations in Ireland and China (and new properties coming in Qatar, Florida and Indonesia), Solis shares an architecture firm, HOK (which also designed Atlanta's 1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium) , with the equally slick and modern adjacent Porsche Experience Center. Amenity-loaded, the hotel has an indoor pool, on-site gym and free Wi-Fi and two memorable dining and drinking destinations. Overlooking both Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Porsche Experience Center track from its open-air rooftop perch, the Overdrive Lounge has a Jetsons-meets-Space Age vibe and chef Derrick Green's memorable bites including tuna tartare tacos you won't want to miss as well as the car-themed (when it Rome) Formula 911 featuring muddled blackberries, vodka and Combier. The equally stylish Apron restaurant also helmed by Ritz Carlton vet Green is more chef-driven and imaginative than your usual hotel spot. Apron also features a dog-friendly patio (recommended when the weather is nice), with both tables and lounge-type seating with an impressive view of the airport flight path. Green's focus on inventive Mediterreanean fare offers up nods to Greece in an oregano-infused chicken and to African foodways in a berbere-accented lamb dish with kale and a luscious, tangine-spiced farrotto. A caramel-poached golden beet salad with goat cheese mousse illustrates Green's desire to blend haute cuisine flavors and ingredients with delicious accessibility. Cocktails and craft beer offerings are imaginative and often feature local distilleries like Old Fourth Distillery and ASW as well as Jekyll Brewery, Terrapin and Hapeville's own Arches Brewery so diners can sample some locavore flavor.