For a light and fresh look in this breakfast room, the designers opted for a distressed wood-and-metal table paired with cafe chairs. The banquette's green accent pillows help tie the area in with the nearby family room, that also features pops of green. Table and chairs: Restoration Hardware
Against an eggplant purple wall, a white shelving unit provides sharp contrast, coordinating with a small white table flanked by two velvet chairs. This elegant space provides stylish storage for books and accessories.
A relaxed-as-can-be white sofa and natural fiber rug fit perfectly into the easy, light mood of this open concept living room and kitchen. The coffee table has two convenient levels of storage, trays tidily gathering mismatched items on top.
Flowering maples (Abutilon spp.) were so popular in Victorian parlors, they were known as parlor maples (they’re not maples, however). The plants are coming back in style and they’re great for hanging baskets or other containers that show off their dangling, bell-shaped flowers. Most gardeners keep their plants outside in warm weather and overwinter them indoors. They need a bright exposure in your home and should be allowed to dry out slightly between waterings. Prune lightly to keep them compact, but don’t remove too many stems, or the plants won’t set buds. ‘Yellow Finch’ has crinkly, yellow flowers and prefers full shade. When grown outdoors, this annual is hardy in zones 9-11.