White dishes help continue the bright, clean look of the loft onto the kitchen table, while a textured placemat and wood cutting board and bowl bright warmth and texture to the tabletop. A sprig of fresh lavender ties the design together.
Practical shelving can also be stylish. Whether they hold essential toiletries or decorative candles that give the room a cozy glow, bathroom shelves are too often relegated to style afterthoughts. Incorporate shelving into your bathroom design, and you’ll find a needed shelf can also be nifty.
Take a cheap white bowl (this one cost $2 at a Goodwill thrift shop) and add interest by filing it with a unique accessory: pink beads. Then don't forget mirrors, big or small, when decorating a living space. Designer Heather Hogan Roberts of Ivy and Vine used a mirrored tray underneath. Beyond the table, the woven basket holding blankets on the hearth used to be hidden behind a chair.
Stainless steel food bowls are tucked away under the sink and slide out for mealtimes. A dog bed, outfitted in blue and white houndstooth, provides a cozy nook for furry family members to relax and take a nap.
A decorative oval mirror, a cluster of pottery vases and a small urn grace the mantel over this marble fireplace. Add a dose of whimsy with the tiger-print ottoman and some elegance (and color) with a blue-and-white bowl, and you've got a beautiful living room.
Place the white candy melts in a bowl. Heat the bowl in the microwave at 30 second intervals (100% power) until the candy can be stirred smooth. Dip 10 strawberries in the white candy, allowing the excess to pour back into the bowl. Place the dipped berries, well-spaced, on the parchment.
Place white candy melts in separate bowls. Heat the bowl in the microwave at 30 second intervals (100% power) until the candy can be stirred smooth. Dip 10 strawberries in the white candy, allowing the excess to pour back into the bowl. Place the dipped berries, well-spaced, on the parchment. Allow the berries to stand until set, about 30 minutes.