This breakfast nook features steel-blue banquette seating with dark gray cushions and pink floral pillows. Pink bows on the white window valance and the black and crystal chandelier lend a romantic touch to the space.
Instead of investing in a variety of patterned gift wraps this year, try a neutral backdrop of white or brown craft paper wrapping paper and then invest in sumptuous fabric bows to ornament your gifts. Even, better, the ribbon can be used again and again.
Gospel singer BeBe Winans' elegant living room is decked out for the holiday season with a floor-to-ceiling Christmas tree dressed with silver, gold and white baubles, as seen on HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes. Lighted wreaths and long, trailing bows adorn the oversized windows on both sides of the tree.
Question: What's better than one red tree at a Fantasy of Trees? Answer: Two red trees, which are stunning on this exhibition's display. These two bright red, narrow Christmas trees glisten with their magenta ornaments, white lights and, surprisingly, burlap bows that cascade from the top of each tree.
This sweet girl's space abounds with traditional details. Soft pink walls are punctuated by crisp white trim that continues onto a tray ceiling. A built-in window seat flanked by shelving takes advantage of a large window and provides added storage. Roman shades with bow details add softness and pattern.
Plain white dishes and linens are an easy choice for a bridal shower — dress up each place setting by tying a bow around each dish. While this is a casual affair, it's also a special day, so break out the silver when you set the table.
Give arachnophobes the heebie-jeebies with a spider's nest wreath made with bunched gauze, ribbon and plastic spiders. First, loosely wrap a spool of pure white medical gauze (or cheesecloth) around a foam wreath form until completely covered. Next, attach a few plastic spiders to one side of the wreath with craft or hot glue. Hang the wreath with a black velvet bow looped through the top. For an added gruesome touch, glue on a pair of skeletal hands.
This early 1900s American bow front dresser was bought for $125, then updated with two coats of a sprayed white lacquer finish. That not only modernized the dated piece but also helped the bronze hardware stand out. The key to getting a great finish on an old piece is using a sprayer instead of brushes or rollers. Most home improvement stores rent HVLP (high-volume low-pressure) sprayers at a daily rate between $75 and $100. What sets HVLP sprayers apart from others is a fine mist tip, the key to achieving a professional look.