For the Pilgrims, corn wasn’t yellow and sweet, but more of a colorful affair, much like these ears. The colonists dried the kernels on the cobs, later pounding the dried corn into meal or flour. Corn was a part of nearly every meal in some form. ‘Painted Mountain’ is a high yielding corn developed in Montana from over 1,000 strains of commercial corn and that grown by Native Americans. It tolerates drought and cold, yielding in a short growing season.
Instead of remodeling your whole kitchen, just refurbish your countertop to add a dramatic sweep of color, says Erika Woelfel, VP of color for Behr Paints. This neutral kitchen gets a pick-me-up from Behr’s Mountain Blueberry paint on the island topper (plus Marsh Grass on the upper row of cabinets). Woelfel recommends using a high-gloss or semi-gloss enamel for kitchen surfaces.
This high-ceiling hallway includes a red, white and blue painting. It leads into the home's living room, which features a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a wall of windows looking out on a beautiful view of mountains in Colorado.
After purchasing the house, Ron and Jane decided to keep all of the interior pine cladding original rather than painting or staining it. Pine is one of the most affordable woods available and evokes a casual vibe, a staple for mountain living.
The large bi-fold glass doors with oil-rubbed bronze hinges painted white in the interior of the home allow fresh mountain air inside. The expansive doors flood the great room with lots of natural light and offer a wonderful view of the teal-looking lake, mountains and evergreens that surround the property.
The sky's the limit in this kids' playroom with walls painted to look like mountains. A small table and stools provide a perfect spot for creations and games of all kinds, and the blue-patterned rug mimics the angular peaks and valleys on the walls.
Exposed wood walls lend a rustic quality to this Colorado mountain retreat. A cozy seating area next to the kitchen is centered around an open fireplace. Wood cabinets have chalkboard doors for jotting down notes and fun messages, while the large island and lower cabinets are painted navy blue to add rich color to the space.
Designer Susan Brunstrum created a cozy office nook in an out-of-the-way area of this Park City, Utah residence that reflects her mountain modern theme. The desktop is stained, but the rest of the drawers and cabinetry have been mottled with a gray paint for a textured look. A rustic leather office chair and interesting accents complete the picture.
This home, as seen on HGTV's House Hunters, is nestled on ten acres in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is constructed entirely of adobe with traditional New Mexican elements, such as a wood-burning fireplace and hand-painted tiles. The unique blue dome also features a skylight and is a wonderful retreat for quiet meditation.