A grand living room utilizes two-story ceilings to create an elegant living space, allowing for stunning windows and a floor plan perfect for large or intimate entertaining. Warm gold accents sparkle though the space and are ignited by two long gold-leafed coffee tables. A light cream porcelain floor resembling wood and a custom area rug work in tandem.
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 walls of this contemporary sitting room have an unusual structure: blue panels interspersed with stainless steel strips. A graphic brown and cream slipper chair adds textural dimension to the space. However, behind a paneled wall, the space converts to a handy laundry unit with washer/dryer and an area for hobbies and crafts. The room is part of HGTV's 2011 Green Home.
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream — but a liberal shot of bourbon ensures this fall-flavored milkshake is an adults-only treat. Or, skip the booze and blend up a batch of non-alcoholic shakes for your favorite trick-or-treaters.
Some seed sellers say that white carrots were grown as far back as the Middle Ages. Today, the cream-colored roots of ‘Lunar White’ offer cooks and gardeners a mild flavor and small cores. While carrots with colorful pigments are thought to offer more health benefits, this variety is a good source of dietary fiber.
Want an instant party hit? Combine two of the world's most popular ingredients: bacon + cheese. Just mix 8 ounces cream cheese, 1 cup shredded cheddar, 8 chopped, cooked bacon slices, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard and the zest and juice of 1/2 lemon. Form into balls and chill. Roll in chopped chives and more chopped bacon.
HGTV hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines created this spacious and updated take on a cottage style home, with European influences, wood accents, a deep front porch, a large dormer and lots of room inside. The exterior mixes cream colored stucco with shutters painted in sage green. Other exterior highlights include gas-lantern sconces, a pergola-style trellis over the garage doors and landscaping that includes climbing jasmine.
This soft, neutral bathroom features an oceanside feel with its wide wood plank ivory walls and seashell-like vintage sconces. A wood trimmed wall-to-wall mirror above the single sink vanity gives the illusion of a larger room, while the vanity's cream-hued cabinetry and sand-colored countertop keeps the space light and bright.
Nature takes a front seat in this living room. The pairing of floating wooden shelves next to the white trimmed fireplace and cream walls creates a beautiful palette in which plants and flowers can thrive. The floral rug and wicker chair add to the sunny disposition of the room. Design by John Gidding
Light, light and more light! The designer's talent shows through here in ability to make a space that's both formal and relaxed — with aid from those amazing floor-to-ceiling windows. Soothing tones of blue and cream and a flowering branch placed just so echo the great outdoors. A flokati pillow and a zebra print pillow add some modern funk, and simple accessories bring personality without clutter.
With antique French and English touches, traditional design is a picture of elegance in a room nicknamed “The Classic Corner” by designer Patricia McLean for a Home for the Holidays house in Atlanta. A French gilt mirror is surrounded by antique botanical prints by Abraham Munting and Dutch landscapes with gilt rope frames. The French gilded candlesticks were wired as table lamps to give height to the cream-painted chest.
White molding on the walls allows the sunny yellow wall color to pop in this cozy sitting area. Upholstered cream armchairs and sofa are adorned with patterned red accent pillows, adding contrast to the yellow space. A traditional wood armchair upholstered in a red-and-yellow striped fabric unifies the room's color palette. Traditional dark-stained wood furnishings add country charm to this space.
Related to snapdragons, twinspur (Diaschia)is a cool-weather annual, producing its bright blooms as long as nighttime temperatures stay below 70 or so. In northern climates, that means flowers from spring through fall until the first hard frost. Comes in pink, rose, orange, salmon, cream, white and combos. Perennial in USDA Zone 7 and warmer.
You must see to believe the beauty of this antique vanity table that serves as a nightstand in this classically designed master bedroom by Andrea Michaelson. From the ornately painted wood in shades of cream and soft green to its rose marble top, the piece makes a magnificent statement. The designer placed an antique French painting and ornate gold wall sculpture above the vanity to heighten its effect in the room.
Now it’s unrecognizable! Eve Robinson Associates took the room’s lighting and ran with it. The new space, christened “A Room of One’s Own,” is bright and magical, draped in a soft pinks, creams and metallics—the perfect tribute to Virginia Wolf’s renowned feminist text.
“Our room is filled with ethereal strength, form and function,” says Eve. “It embodies the lives and achievements of our everyday heroes—women.”
A large rustic wood headboard with a carved foliage design is the centerpiece of this lovely bedroom in done neutral tones by designer Sandra Espinet. "Different combinations of fabrics are very important if you are going to go all neutral in a room," says Espinet. "A textured rug, silk pillows, even in the same cream tone, will look different. Mixing the same color in different textures creates a unique feel."
An ornate wood surround frames the stove area in this traditional kitchen, while stunning wine storage is tucked away in the adjoining room. Mediterranean influences seep into the details through the ornate carving on the stove surround and thick molding on the cream cabinetry. Small drawers in the surround are perfect for storing easy-to-reach spices and herbs, while a small shelf provides easy access to oils and vinegars.
A silver, white and cream color palette lends a glamorous yet soothing look to the hall bathroom of HGTV Green Home 2011, which features quartz countertops and a silver-leafed mirror. A shower curtain, custom-made for the space, hangs from the top of the wall to showcase the floor-to-ceiling bathtub surround and emphasize the 9-foot ceiling.