Mints come in an array of leaf sizes, colors and flavors. You can easily find a mint that suits your taste or fills the right spot in your garden design or recipe box. Some common mint varieties include: ‘Kentucky Colonel’ spearmint (the go-to mint for juleps and mojitos), ginger mint (gold-streaked leaves taste great in teas), pineapple mint (variegated green and white leaves, fruity flavor), ‘Hillary’s Sweet Lemon’ mint (a cross between apple and lime mint) and apple mint (large fuzzy leaves on tall plants).
Cut the middle plywood shelf to size and drill 3/4" pocket holes into the undersides. Attach to the carcass with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. Add the trim with brad nails and pocket hole screws. Check for level.
Cut the 1/4" plywood sheet pan dividers to size. Dry fit to see if items will fit. The stand mixer should fit on the bottom shelf, the sheet pan dividers should easily slide into place, and the top shelf is designed to fit standard rolls of aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and other food storage items.
Here’s an easy rule of thumb for arranging groups of items: Always stick with odd numbers. This creates a less fussy final effect, and allows you to create a sense of dimension—as the design team did here, creating two rows of trees, with three in back and two in front. Varying the sizes and/or heights of your items will help create a more engaging arrangement, as well.
A watercolor canvas gives soft decoration to the pale blue wall color. Vintage light fixtures frame the painting adding a warm glow to the cool toned design. A wood table is set up as the working desk with space for a laptop, books and personal decorative touches. A white chair is upholstered at the seat with a soft floral fabric while the back opening displays a gray plaid pattern.
One of the luxury amenities the homeowners wanted in their space was an electric grill, so designers installed a custom area to meet their needs. Rich toned wood cabinets give the homeowners a place to store necessities, while the concealed ventilation system rushes smoke out of the home and into the outdoors.
As a shop purveyor, Camille has an eye for detail. No space is complete without floral arrangements which she designs herself in the shop. A mix of pink and blue florals sits atop a silver vintage tray. The tray features a vignette of sweet pieces that can be found in Planning Pretty shop, from appetizer plates to a pale pink Laurel Glass candle.
Chances are, you still need to live in your house during holiday season, so you don’t want to obscure essential areas with decorations you’ll have to move to use the space. Here, the design team kept accents like vintage snowshoes visible but tucked out of the way, so they’re not at risk of falling over or blocking access to the entry and bench.
The client's art collection is part his own, part pieces inherited from his parents. Designed by J. Anthony Redmile, this tortoise coffee table is ornamented with gold- and purple-painted legs. Perched atop is Alex Israel’s cast bronze and black patina “Maltese Falcon,” modeled after the falcon statuette featured in its namesake film. A mix of texture adds interest in the space and ranges from the fur rug to the glass and resin table to the carved marble fireplace.
The outside portion of this Atlanta area deck is a round area, so MOSAIC Group designed a custom square fire pit to contrast with that shape. The 4-by-4-foot gas fire pit features a bluestone top and ipe wood for the body and is filled with colored glass stones.
The Eastmark Community wanted a series of structures within the park that would complement the natural materials used in the planned development, so designers chose elements that would nod to the site's historical, agricultural past. Raw steel, concrete, stone and other natural materials symbolically mirror the agricultural structures that once dotted the rural desert landscape. Historically, indigenous settlements sprouted up along rivers, so this stream running through the park area gives a peaceful nod to the ancient landmarks that would have existed many years removed in history.
Even before the $3 billion acquisition of Beats By Dre by Apple Inc. the influence of Apple design on the company's iconic headphones seemed clear. The Solo2 headphones, pictured here, would be the perfect audio accessory to round out your Apple iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch family.
If your hose is forever strewn in a messy jumble across your garden bed, try a pot near the spigot. This one from Signature Hardware is specially designed for the purpose, with a back hole to feed the hose through. After you're done watering for the day, simply corral the tube inside — out of sight, out of mind.
The final challenge of HGTV's Brother Vs. Brother calls for quadruple the judging power. Jonathan and Drew bring in power couple and Flip or Flop hosts Tarek and Christina El Moussa and Love It or List It hosts Hilary Farr and David Visentin to weigh in on the teams' designs.
Planning a trip to Cashiers, North Carolina? This charming mountain town is home to an array of home design stores and one signature mountain resort, the Lodge at Chattooga Club that would make a wonderful berth during your mountain visit. Croquet is a huge pursuit at this gorgeous spot with just seven luxurious suites (think gas fireplace, marble bath, Molton Brown products, complimentary wine and snacks and a wonderfully plush, comfortable home-away-from-home feel) and the most spectacular views imaginable.
Accessories are an easy way to boost style and add personality to any space – whether its with metallic table lamps, a gold starburst mirror or a rustic bench covered in paisley upholstery. Contestants in season 8 of HGTV Star chose from these accessories to energize their designs.
Although many homeowners invest the majority of their home design budgets into their kitchens, it's the area of Chris' condo where he spent the least. By working with the brown and black tones of his existing granite countertops, he used color to give the otherwise basic, modern kitchen a personalized look. Glossy-black penny round tiles bought for $8 per square foot were used on all wall surfaces to add architectural interest and sheen. To help the pantry door visually recede, he had it painted the same shade of black as the tiles. Since the adjacent living room is wrapped in a black-brown grass cloth with a metallic backing, he carried the look over to the bar area to tie the two spaces together. All together, Chris' kitchen decor came to $1400.
A red-brown tile floor matches the coloring of the woodgrain drawers and cabinet fitted wall-to-wall in this cozy bathroom vanity space. Corner accents on the floor tile compliment the decorative knobs and vivid green tile border above the countertop. Cool tone colors look beautiful against the wood framework of the design including the mirror frame and mounted towel racks.
This master bedroom was once dark and traditional, but now, it is light and modern. To brighten the space, designers added sheer curtains that allow light into the room instead of blocking it. Heavier curtains were hung on a rod just outside the sheer, though, to block light and add privacy when desired. The modern headboard is the statement piece in the room, with the nightstands built into it, and the footboard doubles as a cabinet to house the television and conceal it when not in use.