A walnut dresser flanked by wooden chairs with snake skin cushions is the home to a Chinese jar and two gilted altar sticks in this traditional living room. The blue and beige palette of the artwork is continued throughout the space in pillows and other accessories.
Black and white peel and stick adds new life to the built-in bookshelf in this sitting space. A vintage chair with distressed frame serves as an elegant centerpiece for the design. A contemporary table with a geometric shaped base creates an enticing style contrast to the chair. Blue curtains provide the sole color with the sheen of the fabric keeping with the bright look of the room.
Heat up your soup and recharge your smartphone, in one go. The 2-pound BioLite CampStove cleanly burns wood — sticks, twigs, whatever — and uses the waste heat from the fire to create electricity via a thermoelectric generator. It can power up most USB-chargeable devices.
Patience and timing can pay off when trying to redo a kitchen and also stick to a budget. Elizabeth Lineberry with New River Building Co. in metro Atlanta found round glass pendants priced at two for $289, with 20 percent off at a modern home decor and furniture store. The simple glass fixtures add subtle visual curves and don’t obscure the shiplap walls and rustic wood vent hood.
Cut cross sections into a dead stick using a hack saw, hand saw or table saw. Use painter's tape to divide the face of the wood slices in half, then paint the exposed parts with a sponge brush. Get creative and use more than one hue and try out different patterns, too.
When you’re serving guests buffet-style, skip fancy vessels altogether and simply repurpose a soup can for forks, knives and spoons. Remove stickers and labels; then wipe all residue away with a sponge. Send the can through the rinse cycle in your dishwasher, set it out on the table and fill it with flatware.
Stick to a classic - Follow the brick road because the warm colour of natural brick is especially inviting. The red hue of this gently undulating path tones with the white brickwork of the house and helps create a classic, period feel. Brick made from clay, as opposed to concrete blocks, will be more durable.
This designer laundry room built by Harrison Design and decorated by Brian Patrick Flynn is packed with classic style certain to withstand the test of time. Any time you’re designing a task-related space involving high-cost items such as appliances and millwork, it’s best to stick with styles that aren’t too trendy. If a room looks too current, it’s likely to date faster.
Whether you are glamping at a designated campground, your family's estate garden, the beach or your own backyard, make sure to pitch the tent on level ground. Clear sticks and stones away beforehand. With so many options available, finding a pop-up weatherproof tent has never been easier. Choose one that best meets your needs in terms of size and portability.
To make these colorful treats blend watermelon chunks, then pulse, strain and pour into small paper cups. Top each cup with a thick slice of kiwi. Place the popsicle stick through the center of the fruit, then freeze. Once frozen, just remove the paper cup and serve!
You may be tempted to create a gallery wall of art, but sometimes the best way to feature an item is to stick with simplicity. “And, it doesn’t have to be expensive. Great-looking art can always wow a space,” says designer Alice Cramer. Scour flea markets and consignment stores, or befriend an emerging artist or sculptor.
Encourage conversation and fun and festive food consumption among your guests by adding grape kebobs and flowers inside of a vessel as a centerpiece. First, add floral foam inside of the vessel after soaking it in water. Next, add grapes to kebabs and stick them into the top of the floral foam after all flowers are in place.
A curved, upholstered gray bench, a toile ottoman and luxurious gray curtains are paired with decorative bamboo sticks, a stone and candle centerpiece and low rectangular bench seating to create a harmonious blend of varying styles. A trio of metallic mirrors and metallic pedestal table bring a touch of glamor to the space. Potted hydrangeas bring a traditional flair to the space and complement the green banquette pillows.
Teal is a tough color to use without completely overwhelming a space. But if you stick with teals that are close to the aqua family, you'll find them rather versatile. The floating vanity, white half wall and white tile shower add light elements to balance the room. The mounted horns and animal head bring a masculine side to the design and compliment the brown flooring.
Let guests be part of the process by placing an espresso and cappuccino machine on the beverage station. Guests get to learn something new and can make drinks suited to their individual tastes. The milk-frothing function in the machine makes delicious cappuccinos, lattes and hot chocolate. Add popular garnishes such as marshmallows, flavored syrups and cinnamon sticks to the display.
Add a fun, handmade twist to ordinary party invitations with a cute and clever ice cream shape. You'll need the following materials for this nifty project: several sheets of card stock in pastel colors, brown or tan textured card stock, scissors, felt-tip pen, pencil, glue stick, invitation envelopes, hole punch, ribbon and a downloadable ice cream cone template.
Melamine plates and tumblers are ideal for such a setting, and with so many designs available, you won't have to compromise on style. These dinner plates are from West Elm and the salad plates are by Jonathan Adler. Hint: Pick up a few sticks and spray-paint them gold to add a bit of nature to the table.
A beautiful table scape completes this French country living room. Coffee table books along with accessories add interest and depth to the overall feel. The antique portrait provides a watchful eye over the room. A Hermes blanket is neatly folded over an antique french chair covered in taupe leather; antique alter sticks are topped with modern LED honeycomb candles that provide a warm glow during the evening hours.