Sometimes the less is more approach is the way to go. Stick with one color and a mix of neutrals, then add a simple, organic accent such as a leaf charger which also introduces al element of graphic to the ensemble.
Nestled in the corner of the basement, this bathroom used to be dark and dated. The entire space is brightened up with creamy wall paint, seagrass limestone countertops and pearly moss-colored shower subway tile.
Tone-on-tone neutrals create an airy effect in the kitchen. Crisp white marble and creamy subway tile keep the surfaces bright and pearly, while recessed and interior cabinet lighting illuminate the nooks and crannies in the space.
This neutral kitchen mixes classic, tailored pieces like upholstered barstools from Restoration Hardware with sleek, updated touches like pearly Ann Sacks subway tile. A large island with barstools creates a casual eating area beneath elegant glass pendant lighting.
A lighted waterfall countertop frames the outer edge of the bar, creating a unique and attractive accent. Built-in glass shelves stylishly organize bottles and accessories. Tile flooring, a pearly wall panel and dark beige walls blend together for a beautiful finish.
The long passage leading from the foyer to the dining room is broken up with a built-in bench that provides extra seating for large dinner parties. The button-tufted cushion is topped with plump damask pillows that complement the pearly wallpaper.
“I always love bringing seasonal nature into any table, which influenced my choice in greenery, pears and antlers,” says blogger Cassie Bustamante. Log candlestick holders were made from a found fallen limb. Thrifted amber-hued glassware adds a warm glow.
This slide-out kitchen table proves to be convenient in a kitchen with smaller space. The table has a wood surface and is accompanied by white chairs with quilted seat cushions while the space is accented with simple decor like the pear wall art and gray cookie jar.
Don't worry about fussy centerpieces for this informal picnic. Plop some seasonal flowers in a mason jar and scatter fall fruits, like small pears, and berries around the table. It's a little thing that adds a lot to the overall look of the table.
Fill a jar or two with seasonal flowers picked up at a local market or grocery store (or even pick some dried hydrangeas from your own yard.) Mix those with pumpkins and seasonal fruits, like apples and pears, to make simple, but pretty table decorations.
'Black Mission' figs originated in Spain and have become popular for their dark purple-black skins and sweet, red flesh. The pear-shaped fruits are delicious when eaten out of hand or cooked for jams and jellies. Hardy in zones 7 to 10.
Fill a jar or two with seasonal flowers picked up at a local market or grocery store (or even pick some dried hydrangeas from your own yard.) Mix those with pumpkins and season fruits, like apples and pears, to make simple, but pretty table decorations.