In addition to its traditional use, magnolia garland can also be arranged in a variety of different shapes such as wreaths or topiary. To create a magnolia topiary for your yard, add the garland to a wire tomato cage, then keep it secure with zip ties.
As featured on HGTV Crafternoon, this sophisticated, black-and-gold party theme gets a fun twist from bold geometric accents and streamlined black-and-white accents. Cute potted cacti stand in for traditional flower arrangements.
Jewel-toned florals are an alternative to the traditional oranges and reds in Thanksgiving tablescapes. This flower arrangement by Forage and Flower brings together antique red hydrangea, peonies, peach Campanella garden roses, 'Green Trick' dianthus, white dubium, lavender spray roses, magnolia, privet berry and pieris.
The designers wanted an open floor plan, but also one in which different areas (dining, living and kitchen) would feel somewhat separated and unique. Single wood beams, instead of more traditional decorative trusses, were installed on the ceiling so as not to have anything competing with the arched window.
This outdoor terrace and living room has a spectacular view of National Harbor, Alexandria, Virginia and Washington, DC. Live trees, fountain grass and small displays of succulents bring life and greenery to the space. Bold, colorful fabric is used for cushions on a traditional outdoor settee and chairs. A floral indoor-outdoor rug is the centerpiece of the furniture grouping.
A toned-down color palette and clear glass accessories let all eyes focus on the view in this stunning dining room from HGTV Dream Home 2011 . Leather pneumatic chairs line the dining table in place of traditional dining chairs, making a bold statement.
For a fun and healthier spin on the traditional banana split, slice a banana in half lengthwise, spoon plain or vanilla Greek yogurt over the center, top with fresh berries and granola and drizzle with honey.
Use six basic ingredients to make classic Christmas sugar cookies for upcoming holiday parties. Use cookie cutters to create stars, trees and other traditional shapes, and then dress up with frosting and sugar crystals in seasonal hues. Get the recipe.
The delicate balance of old and new, as well as connecting the great room and dining room, makes this traditional English Country kitchen a vibrant social destination for family members and guests alike. Looking up at the ceiling is a special treat when one notices the unique Victorian chandelier that completes the room.
A touch of Hollywood glamour in the home theater at the 2010 HGTV Dream Home transforms a traditional entertainment room into a luxe space for relaxing and movie watching. Frosted glass doors attached to barn door hardware provide privacy during show times. Tripod-mounted steel lamps, outfitted with a milk glass diffuser, can be positioned as needed and provide soft, white illumination.
The fireplace — a rare design element in a breakfast nook — brings a homeyness and warmth to this family eating space. Different shades of green are used throughout the room to emphasize and repeat the bold color choice. Multiple tones of wood are grounding and traditional; the unique chandelier adds a striking modern flair.
The architectural elements in this dining room result in a more modern take on a traditional design. Floor-to-ceiling curtains flank a contemporary-style picture window while a classic chandelier is suspended from an updated version of a tray ceiling. Paint colors on both the walls and ceiling also play into the present-day design sense.
A hand-painted black and white floor adds an unexpected, edgy feel to contrast the elegant, detailed gold molding on the ceiling. Streamlined white and gold chairs and a tufted gray sofa are situated around a sleek, reflective black coffee table. A traditional gold mirror hangs above a marble fireplace for added contrast to the contemporary sitting area.
The traditional dining room is full of pattern and texture. A graphic area rug grounds the space, while the dining chairs feature a mix of floral and striped upholstery. Painted above the classic wainscoting is a garden-inspired mural, and burnt orange window treatments bring rich color to the space.
This eclectic living space is artfully designed with modern and Art Deco elements. Gold accents stand out against the modern and traditional furniture pieces to create a glamorous room with up-to-date style. The wallpaper is a playful nod to old-school library design and adds a fun, whimsical touch.
The caramel tones in this kitchen -- from the cabinets to the floors -- add a comfortable air, creating a cozy space for cooking and conversation. The finishes create a fresh space that lends itself well to mixing furniture and window treatments, creating an overall traditional feel but with tailored lines and rustic features. The outcome: a space that has a transitional feel, perfect for all ages.
For a family with three young children, access and durability were key kitchen design considerations for designer Vanessa DeLeon. After considering a traditional island with counter-height seating, she opted for a more manageable, easier-access arrangement: a 36"-high island with a built-in banquette and stylish, generously sized dining table by End Grain Furniture and Design featuring a reclaimed top and glass overlay.
"Details are the difference between good and great," says the design team of this fully renovated transitional estate. In this instance, a Gothic arch on the brick garden wall offers a peak at the home's overall architectural inspiration. A warm, traditional lantern and potted greenery create an inviting entryway.