8. On the next string begin with a snowball, but cut the first straw in half and retain the other half for the top of the string. This will allow the balls to hang at alternating levels from one string to the next. Continue alternating the beginning straw from whole to half as you complete the remaining strings.
9. When you have completed all the strings, tie them to a tension rod that you have installed in the window. Hang the first string about 2 inches in from the window. Every strand after that should hang about 4 inches apart.
As a finishing touch, add pulls, knobs and handles that complement your kitchen's design style to cabinets. Hardware comes in a wide variety of styles, finishes and colors at all price points, and the right hardware contributes to a truly finished look.
A stunning outdoor swimming pool is a true retreat from the everyday. An outdoor kitchens sits at the edge of the pool, which also features a hot tub area and 45-foot pool slide. The outdoor entertaining area is complete with a rope swing 18 feet above the waterline and dual fire bowls.
A completely curved kitchen created a challenge for designer Mary Anne Smiley but she was able to turn it into an interesting and inviting space. With limited room to work with, the kitchen island doubles and a breakfast nook on the other side for an efficient use of space.
Stephanotis floribunda climbs the pergola and so keeps the dining area below cool and shaded. To the right, an outdoor kitchen with a grill and bar ensures that the owners and their guests are never without refreshments.
Credits: Architecture: Koffka/Phakos Design; Landscape Contractor: New View Landscape; Pool/spa and Masonry: Darin Marten Construction; Metal Work: Salvador Delgado
Five barstools give guests a front row seat to watch the chef prep dinner. At the same time, an expansive stone-clad counter makes plenty of room for glasses, plates and other essentials of the evening.
Two stylish lounge chairs anchor the far end of the deck and complement the beach house's neutral siding. After an afternoon of swimming, the owners can head to this corner and watch the sunset over the water.
Three barstools sit at the counter of this contemporary kitchen, offering a cozy place to enjoy a hearty meal. The kitchen radiates a warm ambiance thanks to warm wood tones and a mix of pendant and recessed lighting.
Opposite the bed, a wood accent wall enlivens and warms the crisp white interior, making the master suite feel even more comfortable. A modern fireplace, large TV and crystal chandelier add a luxe touch to the setting.