Most gingerbread houses are made for display purposes rather than actual eating, so why not use paper elements to spruce up the decor? Make this embellishment by folding strips of decorative paper accordion-style and securing with hot glue to create the background fan. Top with the printable gingerbread man party circle design.
The detailed rosette ceiling in the center of the room features inset antique mirrors framed in acanthus leaf moldings. The center ceiling medallion is embellished with a blue crystal chandelier. The archway leading into the family room is paneled and finished to match the cabinetry. On both sides of the arch, the designer centered two tall China cabinets with curved mullion doors.
A custom, built-in mirror with rosettes adds antique charm and brightens up this transitional dining room. Polished brass accessories are glamorous accents that decorate a lacquered banquette featuring contemporary brass drawer pulls.
Also known as a hen-and-chick plant, sempervivum is known for its gray-green rosettes that turn plum-colored when the temperatures drop. Where do sempervivums get the poultry nickname? The mother plant (the hen) spreads by making tiny, new rosettes on stalks (chicks). Use sempervivums in containers and rock gardens. These natives of the mountains of southern Europe can endure temperatures of 50 below. You’ve no excuse for killing them. Zones 2 to 9.
This hen-and-chick turns deep red when the temperatures drop, and then it stays red year-round. It’s known as a cobweb sempervivum because of the white growth on its leaves that looks like a spider web. Rosettes grow two inches tall and 12 inches wide, spreading by sending stalks of baby rosettes out from the mother plant. Plant them in a rock garden or a container. Zones 3 to 8.
The beautiful bed featuring feminine curves, hand-carved rosettes, scroll details and an upholstered headboard with extended wings serves as the masterpiece and focus of this lovely bedroom. The geometric shapes and rich blue wallpaper blend classic style with modern sophistication.
An Asian green also in the mustard family, tatsoi grows in pretty rosettes low to the ground and the small, round leaves have a gentle spiciness that's great for salads or stir frying. Harvest the outer leaves as new leaves form from the center.
The rosette pattern gives this hand-carved coffee table so much visual texture that you don't need to over-accessorize the top, which can save money. Terracotta Design Build used a natural element - antlers - on top of one coffee table book. The new mango wood coffee table cost less than $350.
There aren’t enough orange plants in the world, but ‘Gold Nugget’ is here to remedy that problem. This sempervivum has lime green rosettes that turn jewel-toned shades of orange, gold and red in the winter. Use as a groundcover or in containers and give them tons of sun and scant water. Zones 4 to 9.
This hen-and-chick has silvery-blue rosettes that tinge with purple or pink in cold temperatures. It produces spikes of tiny pink flowers in the mid-summer when it does most of its growing, but its foliage is peak bright in the depth of winter. Use in containers, a wreath or as a groundcover. Zones 5 to 10.
These rosettes tipped in deep red will spread over the ground in a thick mat of foliage and can survive temperatures as cold as 20 degrees below zero. In mid-summer they’ll produce spikes of pink flowers, so they’ll stay pretty year-round. Use in containers or as a groundcover. They also look great in a wreath. Zones 4 to 10.
English Rose 'Anne Boleyn' as a Tree Rose - 'Anne Boleyn' is a repeat-blooming variety that bears large sprays of warm pink rosette-shaped flowers. It is very free-flowering with growth that is short and arching. The fragrance is light. It is superb grown in a pot. Grows to 3 ft tall by 3 ft wide. (David Austin 1999, Ausecret).
Underplanted with Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'
This sempervivum is part of a subset called Heuffelii (pronounced hew-FELL-ee-eye) that has broader, flatter rosettes and lives longer than most other hens-and-chicks. ‘Fandango’ has lime green leaves that tinge deep red in cold temperatures, so these guys hit their stride in mid-winter. Give them lots of light and little water to keep them happy. Zones 4 to 10.
This one grows a mat of lime-colored rosettes with pink-tinged leaves that work well as groundcover. They look like their cousin sempervivum, but rosularia has bell-shaped blooms instead of star-shaped. Like their hen-and-chick kin, they need lots of sun and fast-draining soil. They’re native to the Himalayas and the mountains of Turkey, but they’ll be happy in your rock garden or in a container. Zones 5 to 9.