If you’re unsure what type of art is the best fit for your living room, try mixed-media pieces. Mixed-media art combines various genres, such as folk, abstract, photography and sculpture, to create something truly unique. Here, a piece by Courtney J. Garrett combines photography, paint and texture work to create a rustic vibe that’s also moody.
Like almost all of the other indoor rooms in this updated home, the open kitchen has a low-gloss, low-maintenance whitewashed wood floor with creams, tans and grays that creates a beautiful backdrop for the other design details in the well-designed space.
This grab and go treat is hard to resist and makes a fun dessert for your next outdoor get together. Blend bananas and coconut cream, then pour mixture into a brownie pan lined with wax paper. Fold in mini chocolate chips, freeze then cut into squares. Place between graham crackers and garnish with more chocolate chips.
For a contemporary home full of solid colors, clean lines and bright light, a Christmas tree decorated in a modern black and white aesthetic will fit in perfectly. The contrasting colors look great as solid ornaments, patterned ornaments and patterned ribbons. Simply purchase all solid black and all solid white ornaments. Add your own personality with a paint pen and some fun ribbon.
Hops offers a nice ornamental form that works well in the garden on a pergola or strong, well-anchored arch. The flower, known as a cone, forms in late summer. This is the part you harvest to make beer. ‘Cascade’ hops (Humulus lupulus ‘Cascade’) is a disease-resistant vine that ripens cones used to make American pale ales. Pick cones in late summer, dry them in a warm, dark place, and freeze in airtight bags until you’re ready to brew your own craft ale. Undemanding hops vines are easy to grow. After vines die to the ground with frost, prune to ground level and wait for new growth to appear in spring. Vines can grow to 25 feet high in one season and up to 6 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 4-8.
To get the look of this high-end bar cart on a budget, start with a basic metal or wire shelving unit, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle. Spray paint it your desired color. To add the lattice and bamboo trim, use a piece of vinyl diamond lattice, which you often see on outdoor decks and fences. Use bendable PVC pipe that is spray painted to match or in an accent color, for the trim.