Slugs love the soft skin of tomatoes, and if you mulch with straw or leaf litter, you may have a bumper crop of these slimy foes. You know slugs have been at work on ripening tomatoes when you see single holes in the fruit. Once a slug creates an opening in a ‘mater, the fruit is prone to attack by other insects and mold. The quickest way to catch slugs is by leaving boards out in the tomato patch. They’ll crawl under for shelter at dawn, and you can scrape them into a bucket of soapy water. Use slug bait throughout the growing season right up to frost to diminish the slug population. Choose pet-safe baits if your pooch visits the garden.
Urban Gray Kitchen with Black Chairs
An urban gray kitchen with black chairs at the gray concrete island is shown, as seen on HGTV's Restored by the Fords,
A floral-printed host chair sits at the head of this traditional dining room's table complementing the floral lamps and a circular chandelier above. The milky gray backsplash of the small bar area draws the eye into this room.
For a bathroom look that's as soothing as it is beautiful, these pastel tiles are a dream. Shades from pink to green are such a pretty pairing with the wood vanity; brass sconces bring in a touch of warmth.
Instead of traditional subway tile, TerraCotta Design Build chose an unexpected, slightly geometric backsplash for the kitchen. With its hexagonal shape, this tile adds serious visual interest to the sink.
Small Bedroom is Multifunctional as TV Room and Guest Room
A small, colorful third bedroom was created during the renovation of this midcentury modern home. A majority of the time it functions as a TV room. A sleeper sofa transforms it into a guest room, and a built-in shelving unit adds storage to the space.
This combined kitchen, living space and dining room are perfectly coordinated in this coastal design theme.
Subtle periwinkles, blues and seaglass tones dominate the space, even repeating the seaglass color on the island lighting, which was painted to match the color palette in the space and bring in a pop of color in the island area. Warm, toasty white oak shiplap was chosen to balance the practical floor tile that would take all the abuse from kid traffic.
The living room epitomizes the designers' signature, desert living look with rustic beams, a wrought-iron chandelier and clean, simple lines. Instead of the usual boxy seating arrangement, two curved sofas are a soft, graceful moment at the heart of the room.
Saturated color is the shining star in this beautiful living room. Teal blue lacquered walls are offset by pops of gold: the sunburst mirror, stunning leaf-covered chandelier and the armchairs' accent pillows.