It can be hard to tell what condition a house is in when it's buried under dense vegetation. For this project, Nicole uses her Bobcat-driving skills to clear a yard before starting work on the house, as seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict.
Neutrals are a popular choice for fall decorating, especially oatmeal tones that blend perfectly with oranges, deep greens and browns. Bring warm texture and rich neutrals to your fall spread with table runners or tablecloths made from thick Belgian linen.
In this episode of HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes, designer Robin Baron transforms the home of ex-NFL star and CBS Sports Radio Host Tiki Barber into a holiday wonderland. Here, an evergreen ring-in wreath of evergreen is adorned with a light metallic bow and pearlescent balls.
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.
HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes shows the details of Sherri Shepherd's holiday party down to the delicious appetizers. This carrot and butternut-squash soup topped with a green garnish makes for an appealing holiday starter.
Put a natural yet unexpected twist on your holiday centerpiece with a birch log bundle wrapped with colored lights. When used on a formal dining table, it's best to use battery-operated versions; however, when placed on a sideboard or console table, plug-in lights work well since the cord can easily be tucked and hidden from view.
If your budget allows, consider a "scene" integration system that allows you to preset, typically, four different lighting levels. (For example, daytime, food preparation, dinner and evening entertaining.) This 3-D wooden square is a great way to jazz up normal recessed lighting and add accent to the ceiling.
Sometimes centerpieces can block conversations when they are too tall and invasive on a table. Sit around the table to make sure the decor feels comfortable and elegant, but won't detract from the purpose of a friends-and-family gathering.
Instead of going to the pumpkin patch, head to the grocery store and see what produce inspires you. Small acorn and pattypan squash have almost the same shape as pumpkins, making them appropriate for an arrangement like this. Keep your options open. Figs, mini apples and pears, grapes and artichokes can all be used for decoration (and eaten later!).
A huge value with heirlooms is their ability to grow well in different soils and climates. Dark blue-green Lacinato kale, sometimes called “dinosaur” kale for its bumpy leaf texture, is not only beautiful and sweet but also withstands hard freezes, making it a great fall and mild-winter favorite. It is also known as Tuscan kale because it has been grown for centuries in Tuscany as a traditional ingredient of traditional minestrone. Collect seeds in the spring after the yellow flowers have fallen off.