Heather Hogan Roberts, an interior designer, pulled books from the homeowner’s collection and arranged them by color. A pair of blue milk glass urns, from an Atlanta consignment shop for $4, are so pretty that they can be used empty.
The color pink extends to the drapery in the bedroom. The curtains were discovered at IKEA. The floor-to-ceiling drapes complete the bedroom’s restful palette. A gray chair and silver, mirrored dresser adds to the room’s mix of soft neutrals. A light detail was added to the bedroom to complete the space. Joe installed a milk glass pendant above the bed. The milk glass feels like it’s original to this historic home.
This serene master bedroom in neutral tones feels calm and inviting. Separated from the modern staircase by milk glass screens, the space continues the modern design found throughout the rest of the home.
To create an interesting and stylish centerpiece, designers used an old blanket to give the table a little color. Then, they added milk glass vases and native greenery for life, warmth and rustic charm.
Bring the freshness of spring to your table by arranging blooms of tulips, star of Bethlehem and maidenhair ferns into white vases like milk glass or Easter rabbit vases on coordinating cake stands for height.
There are feminine touches throughout this blue cottage bedroom, from the china plates on the wall to the floral print of the bedspread. A birdcage provides a unique focal point and complements the milk glass tea service.
A small island with a butcher-block top grounds this cottage kitchen. The table under the window, surrounded by a built-in banquette, offers seating and more work area. Milk glass pendants, gold curtains and a brass colander add warmth to the design.
This newly-built beach house achieves old-house charm by swapping ubiquitous pendants over the peninsula for flush-mounted milk glass orbs, antique finds worth every penny. Over the dining table, a large lantern is a stylish focal point while a trio of salvaged copper marine lights, one above each window, illuminate the sink.
The Durfy kitchen has been updated to include an open concept floor plan and a classy color palette. The all white kitchen contains modern aspects such as the custom glass cabinet doors, the unique pendant lights, the milk glass accents and the pops of color throughout the space. The modern design on the back wall pulls the space together.
In this bathroom, the different hues of pink make the space pop. The chandelier is made from pale pink milk glass, while bolder colors of pink make up the rug. The salmon colored bathtub, which is the statement piece of this space, is accented by pink floral wall curtains that tie all of these shades of pink together.
A touch of Hollywood glamour in the home theater at the 2010 HGTV Dream Home transforms a traditional entertainment room into a luxe space for relaxing and movie watching. Frosted glass doors attached to barn door hardware provide privacy during show times. Tripod-mounted steel lamps, outfitted with a milk glass diffuser, can be positioned as needed and provide soft, white illumination.
This living room adds just the right dose of femininity without overdoing it. Chic black and white striped armchairs pair with a plush gray loveseat for a cozy conversation spot by the fireplace. A large blue dresser with a distressed finish is a stylish addition and also keeps the space clutter-free. Above, a milk glass chandelier completes the feminine design.
When you swap out holiday plates for items you use in your home throughout the year, look for new ways to display old pieces. Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs in South Carolina used vintage milk glass for this tablescape, including setting one bowl on top of a cake plate. The dishes already have a wintery white look. She filled them with paperwhite bulbs that complement the pinecones on the table, knowing they will bring even more warmth to the interiors when they bloom. “I love the texture of the bulb itself,” she adds.
Need a breakfast that gives you the staying power needed to get you through the morning? These egg muffins are high in protein, low in carbs and — paired with a slice of whole-wheat toast and a glass of milk — will keep you full for hours while packing in the veggies first thing in the morning. Get the recipe >>