Inside the kitchen, this window offers another stunning vantage of the view below. On the sill, a combination of beautiful and functional pieces bring together the different ways this space is used. Meanwhile bright green bar stools create a pop of color that breaks up the neutral-heavy space while providing seating to what is usually a standing-room-only space.
It was hard to miss the predominance of pastel hues in this year's Cashiers Designer Showhouse. Shades of pink, soft blue and mint green graced many of the rooms and the prevalence of glass like this oversized bowl filled with smaller pink vases added to the sense of lightness throughout the home.
Proof that anything is better in miniature: These adorable gingerbread house pops. To make, piece together mini gingerbread houses with royal icing. To create a pop, simply stick a marshmallow on the stick before inserting it into the mini house.
Sometimes the more unique the tile, the more it costs. Find a small area where you can make a big impact yet keep your budget intact. Here solid terra-cotta walls are accentuated by a playful patterned backsplash. Design by John Lum Architecture.
This undeniably fun bedroom is a colorful reflection of the budding artist who lives here. Angela's daughter is following in her footsteps and her bedroom/art studio is the perfect space to inspire creativity. Benjamin Moore's White Rain was applied to the walls and trim, then color matched for the drapery and area rug. This design technique creates a gallery-like feel by neutralizing the backdrop, and in this case, allowing her artwork and painterly fabrics to stand out. The crisp white bedside tables pop off of the dreamy wall color and the Pierre Frey fabrics on the pillows and bench are perfect to inspire an artist's imagination. Repeating an additional set of panels and upholstered cornice behind the headboard adds major aesthetic value, style, and an element of customization to this bedroom. My favorite element is the cat lamp, having a "cat nap" on the bedside chest.
Cake pops are delicious in any form, but are especially appealing in the shape of adorable gingerbread boys and girls. To make, bake a boxed or homemade cake in a 13-inch by 9-inch pan as directed. Crumble cake and mix with a can of frosting. Form cake mixture into a flat layer and cut out with a mini gingerbread man cookie cutter. Chill the cutouts. Next, dip a lollipop stick into melted chocolate and insert into the cutout to hold the stick in place. Dip the entire cutout in melted chocolate and tap on the side of the bowl to remove excess. Let dry, then decorate with red and white icing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
A little crafty decorating transforms chocolate-covered fruit balls into cute black cat pops purr-fect for a Halloween snack. Use fruit leather for the kitties' ears and noses, and piped white chocolate for their eyes and whiskers.