Vintage styles are making a big comeback with the help of companies like Big Chill, which developed its Retro appliance line as a fresh take on the hot colors of the 1950s, according to co-founder Orion Creamer. You can buy Retro fridges, ranges, microwaves and dishwashers in eight standard colors: Beach Blue, Pink Lemonade, Cherry Red, Buttercup Yellow, Jadite Green, Black, White and Orange. (Custom colors are available, too.)
This penthouse loft’s open floor plan flows from the living and kitchen area to the dining area and through the home office with a brown and cream color palette. Designer Tip: In an open plan with floor-to-ceiling windows, float the living room seating in a conversational grouping away from walls and windows. No matter where you sit, each person has a nice view.
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.
Add a touch of playfulness and color to your kid-friendly soiree with candy accents added to your vessel. To do this, you’ll need two vessels with slightly different widths and the same shape. Place one vessel inside of the other, designating the innermost vessel for housing your floral or greenery. Next, fill the gap between the two vessels with small, colorful candy or candy ice cream toppings.
Bruschetta is the ideal potluck dinner hors d’oeuvre because its ingredients can be prepared ahead of time and toted in resealable containers for quick on-site assembly. Start with a fresh baguette and experiment with different toppings: caramelized dates, tomato jam or red pepper jelly over goat cheese; salami or crumbled Italian sausage atop fresh pesto; crispy bacon over Boursin cheese; or finely chopped pistachios over honey-topped cream cheese.
English Rose 'Crocus Rose' as a Tree Rose - 'Crocus Rose' is a robust, free-flowering rose with lovely cream-colored rosette-shaped flowers, initially laced with soft apricot at the center. It is a very good choice for US growing conditions, including those with very cold winters. Grows to four feet tall and three feet wide. The fragrance is light Tea rose. Repeat-flowering. Awarded RHS "Award of Garden Merit." (David Austin 2000, Ausquest).
Designer Kari McIntosh Dawdy selected an unusual shade of medium blue for this remodeled family room that gives the room a warm, intimate and glamorous feel. The modern canvas in shades of blue provides depth and texture, while the neutral shade of the sofa and ottoman blend with the soft tones of white and cream also found within the framed piece. Turquoise and pink accessories complete Dawdy's intriguing approach for this room.
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."
This home is a visual feast. Strong patterns and saturated colors are showcased throughout. The living room is grounded by a cream and red rug that brings an instant dose of color. For more pops, David and Rumaan have topped it with a bright yellow coffee table. An eclectic mix that is also vibrant and fun. Bringing the various shades together, a gallery wall above the television includes several pieces painted by David’s grandfather.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, designer Jillian Harris decided to make a contemporary mudroom for the family. The homeowners needed a space where the family could come in from enjoying their time in the pool and leave their wet things. The mint green and cream striped walls give the space a beach feel, while the bright red "pool" lettering gives the space a touch of modern flair.
Designers wanted to make the most of this odd shaped living room, so they arranged the sectional to fit the space to ensure the room has plenty of seating. To create a focal point in the space, a chandelier was hung in the center of the vaulted ceiling. This fixture draws the eye to the cream brick fireplaces that draws a subtle contrast from the white walls and adds texture to the space. Finally, a photo of a horse on the beach gives the room a little splash of color.
To bring the Moroccan inspired decor to the couple's four seasons porch, designers blended rich fabrics and textures. The ceilings are covered in a rich, stained wood that complements the other furniture in the space. Thick cushions add a luxurious, Moroccan feel to the space, while bold, blue accent pillows bring warmth into the space. In the rear of the room, a small, distressed hookah bar adds character and charm to the design while complementing the blue and cream patterned light fixture hanging from the ceiling. To complete the design, light, airy curtains adorn the windows tying the space together.
David Austin English Rose James L. Austin has perfectly-formed flowers in an unusual shade of deep reddish-pink that's spectacular among garden companions in shades of blue, purple, grey, green and cream. The flowers form large rosettes with a classic button eye of the sort long associated with the Old Roses (especially the antique Gallicas and Albas). The dense petals shrug off bad weather. Its delicious fragrance is fruity, evoking blackberry and raspberry with hints of lemon zest and almond. See davidaustinroses.com.
The workspace in this salon is symmetrical. In the center of the space, white modern nail booths sit in a line. At each of these, a gold Midcentury Modern chair provides customers with a comfortable place to sit. Above each booth is a modern white light fixture with gold interior, accenting the glamour of the space. On either side of the nail booths, four cream armchairs sit in front of pedicure booths, making the space feel even more relaxing. The gold fixtures in the space give the salon floor touches of glam, while the colors of the seating adds to the feminine vibe of the space.
‘Imogen,’ another shrub rose from English breeder David Austin, has a button eye, like most so-called Old Roses (a class of roses grown before hybrid teas debuted around 1867). Its lemon-yellow buds open to frilly flowers that gradually become cream-colored. Michael Marriott, an Austin rose expert, recommends growing it with soft blue and lilac perennial flowers. 'Imogen's' scent is a mix of fresh apple and almond with a touch of musk and cloves. Grow it in zones 5 to 9 and expect flowers from early summer till frost.
Carrots, sweet potatoes, onions and garlic are some of the more common root vegetables cooks use everyday but there are plenty of other less common but equally delicious varieties you can try such as Salsify. Some people call it the oyster plant due to its flavor. Sow the seeds in early spring when the soil temperature has reached 40 degrees and expect to harvest the salsify in 120 to 150 days. Add it to soups and stews or serve it mashed with a little butter and cream.
To create this scrumptious treat, heat the cherry juice in a small saucepan over medium heat or in the microwave. Then, pour the heated cherry juice into a small cup, and add the liquors. Stir gently to combine. Finally, top with whipped cream, pie crust crumble, and a maraschino cherry. Tip: to make the pie crust crumble, roll pie dough into a thin sheet (about 1/8” thick). Place the rolled dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Bake at 425˚F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on the baking sheet, and then break into small pieces
Heat the cherry juice in a small saucepan over medium heat or in the microwave. Pour the heated cherry juice into a small cup and add the liquors. Stir gently to combine. Top with whipped cream, pie crust crumble, and a maraschino cherry. To make the pie crust crumble, roll pie dough into a thin sheet (about 1/8” thick). Place the sheet on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Bake at 425˚F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on the baking sheet and then break into small pieces