Three ornamental and ornate art installations hang on a brown wall in this traditional living room that includes a cream-colored sofa, red patterned and neutral striped pillows, a red and gold armchair, brown coffee table, sideboard, and end table. Red accents in the floral arrangement and floral artwork compliment the color scheme of the room.
Neutral tones create a sophisticated and calm atmosphere in this dining room. The rectangle dining table is surrounded with light wood chairs featuring cream cushion upholstery and a nailhead trim finish. A white area rug and white molding brighten the room and provide a break in the beige and wood finishes. Antique style garden tools mounted as wall art and a heavy neutral meal chandelier highlight the farmhouse influence in the design.
Kids' favorite party treat — cake balls — get a ghoulish makeover for your Halloween get-together. Just the right size for small hands, these sweet treats made with red velvet cake and cream cheese are sure to get two thumbs up from your favorite trick-or-treaters.
In addition to a mix of different whites and textures, shape and sheen play a crucial role in the success of a white-on-white tablescape. Stylist Camille Styles creates placeholders from jingle bells, cream card stock and nude-toned satin ribbon to introduce new shapes and sheen to this holiday table.
Two cream-colored linen chairs flank a Catena Table by Troscan in the Library at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014. The top of the table is honed limestone, while the base is hand-finished and rubbed cast-solid bronze. Designer Geoffrey De Sousa created this space to be a calm respite after a long day.
This Upper West Side studio began its life as a bland white box. Now, soft cream on the walls continues to the ceiling beams, adding depth and dimension to the space. The hand-painted pinstriped paint treatment is both easy to produce and easy to cover up, an ideal combo for a rental. Removable wallpaper by LABLstudio forms a focal point on one wall, and layered bedding exudes youthful, casual charm.
Pair your custom straw name tags with a hot-chocolate alternative that's safe for the littlest partygoers. Instead of a hot drink, serve cold chocolate milk topped with whipped cream and red sprinkles. Keep an extra pitcher nearby to avoid having to make a fresh batch mid-party.
An ornate, custom wood surround frames the stove area with an arch-shaped opening in this traditional kitchen. Paired with a stunning tile backsplash, the color and detail reminiscent of Italian finery. 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. The cream cabinetry lets the special design of the surround breath and be eye-catching.
Cook 6 chopped bacon slices in a saucepan; remove, leave the drippings. Melt 2 tablespoons butter with the drippings. Add 1/4 cup flour and cook over medium heat, stirring, 2 minutes. Add 1 cup each cream and beer, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard and 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in 2 cups grated cheddar until melted. Serve topped with chopped scallions and bacon.
The name says it all — you'll be swooning over this raspberry-infused hot chocolate. Mix raspberry liqueur and crème de cacao with hot chocolate, then top with fresh whipped cream and a fresh berry. It's the perfect beverage for a cozy holiday gathering, or a great nightcap at the end of a holiday cocktail party.
Named for the sausage-shaped fruits that appear in summer, 'Cathedral Gem' sausage vine is semi-evergreen. Its stems can grow to 25 feet long; in winter, they’re ornamented with white buds that become dangling flowers in shades of cream to dusky mauve. Grow it on a trellis or arbor near a patio, deck or door, so you can enjoy its perfume.
Store bought cupcakes are transformed into festive Christmas trees with some easy tricks. Hiding under that green icing is an ice cream cone thatâs been set right on top of the cupcake and covered with icing piped on with a decorative tip. Some nonpareils meant to look like ornaments complete this simple snack hack.
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.
A cottage cabin bedroom with a built in bed and shelves is painted in neutral off white. A view of another room from the open door shows a dining area and area rug. A simple hat hanging on the door provides a cozy touch while blue and white plaid curtains lend to the overall rustic feel of the space. A floral print and black and white photography on cream colored paneled walls and painted floor make this room a quaint, warm environment.
Five wicker chairs with cream-colored cushions are seated around a low coffee table. The seating area overlooks the surrounding plant-life and Horseshoe Bay, and a set of French doors leads back into the lakehouse. A challenge to the overall design of this home was to blend the casual lifestyle of lake living with an over-arching aesthetic that was at once both vernacular and sophisticated. Jay Corder and his team reinvented and crafted rough materials to successfully blend these competing notions.
Designer Debbie Talianko designed this transitional living room with touches of the beach and sea, particularly in the soft greens and blues she chose to accent the room. The white sectional sofa and cream walls give the space an airy feel and allow pops of colors in the pillows, area rug and dining room upholstery to take center stage. Also noteworthy is the beach-themed art that punctuates the wall behind the sectional sofa.
This multi-functional space perfectly fits the family perfectly. A comfy, gray sectional, upholstered ottoman and playful striped slipper chair create the TV viewing area, while brass étagères flank a coordinating TV console house metallic woven baskets that act as toy storage for the kiddos. Finally, a cream lacquered and brass desk was placed against the back of the chaise sectional where the homeowners can catch up on work while their kids watch a movie or play within eyesight.
This buffalo chicken dip has all the great flavors of buffalo chicken wings without all the fat of the chicken skin and oil. Want to make it lighter? Feel free to use light cream cheese. Topping the delicious dip with blue cheese gives it a flavorful finish your guests will love.