This old-fashioned beauty brings unparalleled fragrance to the garden. Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens) is a native of Peru and is an annual in all but the very warmest regions (Zones 10-11). Also known as cherry pie plant, heliotrope has a complex fragrance that’s said to have notes of marzipan, vanilla, almond and cherry pie. Grow it in containers to keep the scent close at hand on a patio or deck. Or fill a flower bed with this blooming beauty to release a wave of living aromatherapy in your yard. Give heliotrope rich, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade (a little shade is good during the hottest part of the day). Pinch growing tips when young to encourage branching, and remove spent blooms to promote more flowers.
Multicolored Transitional Girls Room With Pink Rug
The boldest wash of color in this girls' bedroom is on the ceiling (blue paint) and floor (a hot pink rug). The bed linens and cheerful garlands draped around the canopy beds mix and match the popsicle hues.
The patina of the terra cotta backsplash tiles and stone floor contrast with the modern range and classic stainless steel island. The vintage French lab stools used as barstools help add to the layered and curated look of the space.
Designer Rebekah Zaveloff mixed dark wood with black and cream accents to tie in with architecture of 1920s Tudor home. Charcoal grout and school house lights add vintage feel. Black accents and chalkboard inserts on refrigerator add depth. A chalkboard refrigerator is a handy message center.
An island with a soft gray base helps ground the light airiness of this open plan kitchen that includes bright white cabinets, a white tile backsplash and glass pendants. Upholstered barstools make hanging out even more welcoming.
This fireplace extends the dining room and provides a reading nook on the opposite side. The minimalist Caesarstone slab surround accentuates the linear flame to create a dramatic effect without overpowering the space.
Headboards can define a bedroom and in this case the artwork of Italian Renaissance painter Dosso Dossi behind the wooden platform bed creates a bold statement. The white bed linens and faux fur throw create a neutral base for the colorful art.
This small apartment branches out in clever ways with a platform bed that doubles as an extra seating area and delightfully kitschy accessories. Oversized white fur pillows top the plush green bed cushion while an acrylic table with toy-pistol vase cozies up to the bedside. Transluscent room dividers and a brightly colored mural-sized painting completes the offbeat and eclectic space.
Designer Ammie Kim wanted to give this kitchen a modern look by creating a unique backsplash. The glass tiles in the backsplash alternate between glossy and etched, complementing the glossy stainless steel appliances and honey maple cabinets.