A baseball-themed bedroom includes a cork floor and variegated shag rug. More comfortable than AstroTurf, the rug mimics an outfield next to the baseline. Under-the-bed drawers have an industrial look while offering priceless storage below a platform bed.
A casual tablescape designed by Sande Beck for the Thanksgiving holiday uses brown basketweave chargers and napkin rings, green plates, a melamine botanical print dinner plate, green candleholders and a turkey decorative piece. It can be used for breakfast or serve as the kids' table.
All parts of a pea plant are edible, including blossoms, shoots, tendrils and pods. Young shoots taste the best, while older ones tend to be tough and stringy. Pea shoots and blooms make a beautiful addition to spring salads and stir-fries. Many chefs use young pea plants to make pea stock or even ice cream. If you’re growing peas for shoots, harvest micro-greens when plants are 2-4 inches tall (roughly 2 weeks) and snap greens when plants are 4-8 inches tall (roughly 2-4 weeks). This pink-flowered variety is a snow pea known as ‘Dwarf Grey Sugar.’ Vines aren’t dwarf, though, growing 4 to 5 feet tall.
By grouping together cheeses with distinctly different tastes (aged, soft, hard or blue), then mixing them with sweet and savory food pairings, a cheese plate can be the standout appetizer of a social occasion. Suggested ingredients: 1/4 pound manchego cheese; 1/4 pound fontina cheese; 1/4 pound goat cheese; 1/4 pound blue cheese; 1/2 pound figs; 1/4 pound prosciutto, thinly sliced; salted crackers; unsalted crackers; olives; herbs; black pepper; one bunch red grapes; one bunch green grapes; baguette; honey; raspberry compote.
A floral loveseat and red armchair create a cozy sitting area in this Tuscan kitchen. A collection of green plates and platters surrounds a distressed bucket with various wood farming tools for an unusual but fitting wall decor piece.
Like red plates, thanks to the proliferation of Christmas's traditional colors, vintage green dishware isn't difficult to find. Ditto for the glassware: the two patterns shown here are 'Moon and Stars' (bottom right) and 'Park Lane' by Colony Glass (upper left) and they're both available in a variety of other pretty hues, as well.
If you love a color, use it! This wall above a fireplace mantel gets its warm touches from large chemist jars filled with green liquid and set in front of a pale green wall and white plates with green touches.
Although it steals some practical prep space, this stepped and curved kitchen island promotes social interaction. A green glass tile backsplash and open cabinet shelving creates a chic contemporary look.
A charming wooden dining table has been set up outdoors, with places for eight set with green and white plates and a single white floral adornment. In the center of the table is a small vase filled with yellow and red wildflowers. Wooden lounge chairs sit by a relaxing pool, the perfect place to cool off after dining al fresco.
This dining room, designed by John Derian, features a rustic wood table with colorful dishware, vintage green metal chairs, candle sticks and a white floral centerpiece. Mismatched plates make for fun conversation starters at a large dinner party.
Asian influences in this vibrant dining room mingle with a trendy leopard-print bench and wicker chairs tucked under a pale dining table. Floral curtains, brightly colored plates, artwork and a brass light fixture accentuate the green walls, conjuring a tropical feel.
To give this beautiful kitchen a custom look, the porcelain tile backsplash was hand-painted. A plate rack over the farmhouse sink is useful and charming, while Craftsman cabinets incorporate a multi-pane window at the top.
This elegant tea service setting has an eclectic flair with mismatched antique china plates, saucers, and cups, green glasses and furnishings, and a white vintage vase with floral arrangement in pink and white.