Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it couldn’t come at a worse time. Early wake-ups, one too many alarm clock snoozes, and rushed routines mean filling, homemade dishes (in other words, not cereal or toast) fall by the wayside. Once more, one-pan recipes are here to save the day. Simply toss the ingredients for these nine recipes in a tray (or oven-safe skillet, if you wish) and let the flavors do their thing while you apply your favorite brightening serum. The best part: Cleanup is next to nothing.
Savory Fried Eggs
Eggs, bacon, potatoes…Spoon Fork Bacon’s concoction has it all (plus chunks of buttered bread). Swap your next BEC run with this dish—the extra time spent in the kitchen will be well worth it, we promise.
If you’re more of a make-ahead cook, Feed The Swimmers’s recipe is for you. Pop the seedy, coconut-flecked concoction in the oven the night before, let it cool overnight, and enjoy over Greek yogurt with some honey in the morning.
Shakshuka With Feta and White Beans
A Couple Cooks’s take on this beloved brunch staple will have you buying a cast-iron skillet just to be able to make it. Serve this flavorful—and surprisingly easy—dish with a good loaf of crusty bread. You need something to sop up the spiced tomato sauce, after all.
Eggs and Crispy Potatoes
Crispy roasted Parmesan potatoes is our idea of a good time. Blogger Damn Delicious has mastered the art of the two-item meal and it certainly doesn’t look like a sacrifice.
Dairy-Free Blackberry French Toast Bake
Berries and brioche is truly a perfect combination. The Wooden Skillet’s sweet treat is the ultimate reward for those mornings where you have to literally drag yourself out of bed. To be enjoyed alongside a cup of coffee the size of your head, of course.
Triple Berry Granola Frozen Yogurt Breakfast Bark
Honey and Birch created the ultimate on-the-go snack—the fruit provides a major antioxidant boost, while the granola supplies the crunch. Cut it into squares and bring a few pieces with you on your commute.
If you’re a fan of quiche, try this riff on it by The Cookie Rookie. It’s great for when you’re hosting a big group (or just your kids), as it serves up to six people and comes together in less than 40 minutes.
Baked Blueberry French Toast
In Marla Meridith’s version of this classic dish, the bread is soaked in an egg mixture that already includes maple syrup and cinnamon, so you can just slide it into the oven and walk away. If blueberries aren’t your thing, trade them for another seasonal fruit, like baked apples in the fall.
15-Minute Baked Eggs and Kale
This is one “salad” you’ll actually want to eat. Healthy Nibbles’s alternative to the ubiquitous green smoothie is a fried egg creation that sits on a bed of roasted kale. Consider this your go-ahead to skip the gym tomorrow.
In fact, press snooze to your heart’s desire—you don’t have to sacrifice your morning nutrients anymore.
A large open-plan kitchen diner and a master bedroom on the second floor provide the real wow factor in this stunning home
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In the much sought-after London borough of Chiswick, this house resides on an idyllic tree-lined residential street. We love the original tiled path, that leads to a beautifully presented entrance porch.
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The hallway leads straight through to an incredibly impressive open-plan kitchen. The clever use of glass roof panels allows for privacy while at the same time flooding the room with plenty of natural light. A generous central island anchors the kitchen elements of the space.
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While large decorative lettering clearly zones the dining are of the open-plan kitchen space.
The herringbone-style flooring adds a stylish finish to this practical family room.
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The master bedroom is a room filled with triumphant design elements. From the wall on the movable tread to built-in storage and the statement skylight windows, it’s an incredibly creative use of space.
The wall can be moved to allow the room to be reconfigured, creating a fluid layout. It acts as a clever barrier to zone off the en-suite bathroom.
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The sloping ceilings are no problem for this clever loft conversion. A shower is housed at one end under the sloping roof, with a bath sitting prominently in the middle of another.
Multiple skylights provide plenty of natural light, creating the ideal revitalising bathroom environment.
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The modern glass extension adds a contemporary feel to the period property. The sliding doors provide a seamless transition to the outdoor space, which includes a sizeable patio – perfect for entertain.
This stunning house is currently on the market with Savills, with a £1.8million asking price. We can but dream.
You know that feeling when you’re in a furniture store just looking around and a piece catches your eye or when you’re browsing a furniture catalog and something immediately stands out? It’s those furniture pieces that we’re after so we’ve searched far and wide to assemble a little collection that we think you’d really enjoy too. This is the type of furniture that stands out without being ostentatious and that’s really what great design is all about.
The Gemini sofa is unlike any other furniture piece. It’s a sofa without a frame, with a design that’s both creative and clever, a modular sofa that you can use in new and ingenious ways. Its seats are double cushions which rest directly on the ground. They can become poufs and used individually or in groups, with or without backrests.
This is the Theo table, a stylish and sophisticated piece of furniture with a metal base and a tempered glass top, two materials which come in contrast with each other and yet also bring out the beauty in one another. The top is available in a variety of finishes and the base is available with an embossed or a striped texture.
Mac’s table is another cool piece of furniture with an outstanding design. The main attraction is obviously the base which is available in wood or a special innovative material. It’s sculptural, modern and very versatile too. The table makes a good fit for the equally stylish Up chairs featured here. They come in 14 different colors and you can mix and match them however you want.
The Margareth bed and Milvian nightstand also make an excellent pair. They both have sleek and soft curves and slender shapes in addition to an amazing selection of materials and finishes. With these beautiful pieces you’d be able to spice up any bedroom.
The Cleo chair is a perfect example of a stylish piece of furniture that looks surprisingly simple and modest. It’s refined and elegant, with a solid wood base and padded seat and backrest that emphasize and complement the soft lines and delicate curves.
It’s difficult to catalog a design like this because the Parentesi is not entirely a room divider, or a dresser alternative or anything else. That’s because it can serve as all of those things and more, depending on how you want to use it and where.
Bookshelves are anything but boring and designs such as this one as the perfect example. The Tripolio was designed by Mario Mazzer and is simple and extraordinary at the same time. The combination of wood and metal give it lots of character without making it look overwhelming.
Console tables are designed to stand out and to add style and beauty to the spaces that they’re a part of but few are as eye-catching as the Arbor console. Its eclectic design turns it into a beautiful statement piece able to look amazing in any setting.
The Panorama table’s subdued elegance makes it a great fit for modern and contemporary living rooms as well as a variety of other spaces. It can be great as a standalone piece or in groups or two or more if space allows it.
The Isola series is a collection of sofas and poufs, all sharing in common the same delicate lines, soft curves and select palette of materials and colors. The designs are simple but vibrant and can change a space in an instant.
Round beds are not for everyone but they do look exquisite and are definitely very glamorous which is why the Glamour bed has a very suiting name. It’s elegant and also playful and the perfect piece if you want to create an original and special bedroom setup.
A regular dresser or closet wouldn’t do it if the goal is to add glamour or style to the bedroom so that’s where the Pret a Porter comes into play. It may not look like much and that’s actually one of its strong points. Thanks to its versatility and stylish minimalism, you can turn this into a really cool accent piece.
What’s the best flooring material for the kitchen? Opinions differ and the reality is there no single best option as different materials have different characteristics and offer distinct advantages. There are quite a few great options to choose from and we’re going to explore the pros and cons and the defining features of each one.
Wooden floors make spaces look warm and organic and that’s something we can’t say about other materials. They’re also durable and can stand the test of time, some even looking better as they age. Hardwood floors are also super versatile and suit all styles and they’re pretty easy to clean. When cleaning hardwood floors start by removing everything you can and then sweep, vacuum and finally mop the floor making sure to focus on the corners and the little nooks and crannies. You can even make your own natural cleaner by mixing vinegar and water in a 1:10 ratio.
There are of course some disadvantages as well. Hardwood floors can be pretty expensive and they get scuffed and scratched quite easily at which point they need to be refinished. They can also be pretty noisy when walking across so keep that in mind if you plan on leaving them bare with no area rugs to muffle the sound. With all that in mind, wood may not be the most practical flooring material for a kitchen but it definitely looks amazing and is ideal if the goal is to create a warm and inviting decor like that of this gorgeous kitchen created by Soda Pop Design.
Ceramic and porcelain tile
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are perhaps the most common option when it comes to kitchen flooring and the reasons for that are multiple. One of the biggest advantages that tiles have is the fact that they’re resistant to liquids and stains. Since it’s practically impossible not to spill or drop things in the kitchen, that’s an amazing detail. The tiles are also fireproof and very durable plus even if any of them cracks or gets damaged they can be replaced individually. Another big advantage is the low maintenance which porcelain and ceramic tiles require.
It’s also important to mention that porcelain tiles can mimic numerous other flooring materials such as marble, granite, cork or even wood and steel meaning you can enjoy all the advantages of a tiled floor while also opting for a specific type of look that suits your style just right. As far as the cons go, the most notable disadvantages include the price, difficult installation and the fact that the grout between the tiles can get quite dirty and create an unaesthetic appearance but that’s actually something you can deal with. We have a tutorial which explains how to clean the grout and the tiles depending on how dirty they are.
Concrete is one of the most durable and most resilient materials out there and an excellent choice for the kitchen. If properly cared for it can basically last indefinitely. Maintenance is also fairly easy for concrete flooring, requiring attention every 3 to 8 months when it need to be sealed in order to remain resistant to moisture and liquids. The rest of the time neutral cleaning products can be used. A cool advantage is the fact that if you ever decide you want a different type of flooring in your kitchen you can just install it over the existing concrete. The biggest inconveniences include the fact that concrete flooring is very hard and can quickly become uncomfortable plus it doesn’t retain heat and can feel very cold, especially during winter. For cleaning, you can make your own mixture of warm water and dishwashing detergent which would get rid of easy stains and if you want something more powerful you can add some baking soda as well.
Natural stone tiles have the ability to give a kitchen a very elegant and refined appearance plus they offer numerous other advantages as well. For example, natural stone can handle heavy foot traffic well which is important, especially for modern and contemporary kitchens which are part of open floor plans. Some of the most common types of natural stone include granite, marble, travertine and limestone, each with its own unique look. Of course, different types of stone can require different types of treatments so make sure to be specific when doing your research. Certain types can scratch and chip easily so that’s also a disadvantage to consider, along with the cost which is higher than with other types of flooring.
For many people laminate wood is just the cheaper and less good alternative of real wood but in reality this is a category of its own with lots of unique advantages and not that many cons. First of all, laminate flooring is a lot cheaper than solid wood or other types of flooring. It’s also easier to install and you can probably do it yourself without any help. Laminate floors are also resistant to spills and even to scratches which makes them a good option if you have pets. However, there are also a few obvious disadvantages such as the fact that they can’t be refinished, don’t last as long as real wood and are not suitable for wet areas. Even so, it’s a great option for the kitchen.
Although not as popular as other types of flooring, bamboo is yet another good option for the kitchen and interior spaces in general. If harvested and handled properly bamboo flooring can be as durable as hardwood floors. It also has a distinctively clean and modern appearance and can be refinished meaning you get to enjoy it for a really long time. One of the key advantages associated with bamboo flooring is the fact that it’s eco-friendly and there aren’t really many other similar options to choose from. Bamboo flooring is also relatively cheap and easy to clean and to care for. On the other hand it can scratch easily, can be damaged by moisture and liquids and is not as versatile as other types of flooring.
Until not that long ago linoleum flooring used to be very popular in homes throughout Europe and recently it’s been seeing a comeback. There are quite a few valid good points to consider such as the fact that linoleum is a very flexible material. it’s soft and comfortable to walk on and comes in lots and lots of different colors and patterns. In addition, it’s a renewable resource and an eco-friendly material which requires minimum maintenance, perfect for kitchens. Of course, there are also disadvantages to consider such as the fact that it can get scratched easily and can get a yellowish nuance is not cared for properly. It also becomes yellow if exposed to sunlight for long periods of time. We should also mentioned that upon installation is gives off linseed fumes for about a week up to a month and while this isn’t harmful it can be annoying.
Aside from being the center of the occasional debate on the best way to cook cauliflower gnocchi, Trader Joe’s isn’t known for being controversial. (Probably a good thing, considering it’s a grocery store.) But a recent podcast episode may have just changed that: Employees walked listeners through a few upcoming products slated to hit shelves in the near future, and, suffice to say, things got weird.
Examples like “an advent calendar for cats” and “pumpkin spiced face masks” were tossed around casually. The announcement of Beyond Burger–esque plant-based patties—meant to resemble actual meat, though they “don’t do [faux] blood,” says Marcy Kopelman of the product development team—was met with excited laughter. Then amid the flurry of new products, they mentioned a couple Frankensteinian goodies arriving soon. Whether they’ll become pantry staples or not is still very much up in the air, but here they are: the two wonderfully bizarre Trader Joe’s releases we can’t wait to get our hands on, along with funky serveware suggestions befitting their character.
Chocolate Lava Gnocchi
Yes, you read that right. The dumpling-like dinner favorite has taken a turn for the dessert table, inspired, according to TJ’s product development team member Lori Lotta, by a similar item at Harrods in London. This version takes around the same time as its cauliflower counterpart to cook—they only need a quick pan browning with a little bit of butter.
Serve: In individual bowls at your next dinner party. No one needs to know they came from the frozen aisle.
Trader Joe’s just turned an entrée into a last course, so it’s only fitting that it does the reverse, too. Traditionally a sweet treat, this new mochi is anything but: “The idea of this came from a meal we had in Tokyo, where we had some mochis,” explains Lotta. “Something similar [to them] was in a soup, and then some were fried. The fried ones were incredible, so we asked someone to make a [more flavorful] version of what we had in Japan.” The TJ’s ones have the standard rice-based exterior but are filled with spicy Kung Pao chicken. The whole thing takes about 12 minutes in a toaster oven to get crispy. What’s not to love?
Serve: As an appetizer on a large platter, to pass around to bemused cocktail party guests.
When taking some time off and going on a vacation there are usually two main choices: pick a popular, urban location with lots of attractions and people nearby or pick a secluded destination where you can disconnect completely from all the noise and stress or the city and just enjoy nature. Hotel cabins are a wonderful option. There are many marvelous destinations that can offer you just that and today we’re taking a closer look at 10 of them.
The Tree Hotel from Harads, in Sweden lets you sleep high up among the trees, in a cube-shaped cabin built around a tree trunk. It’s a 4 by 4 by 4 structure all entirely clad in mirrored glass. All of its sides reflect the surroundings and the sky, making the cabin almost invisible to the eye. To make sure birds don’t collide with the cabin, the glass is laminated with a transparent ultraviolet layer only visible to the birds. The interior of the cabin is made of plywood and the views are definitely amazing. This was a project by studio Tham & Videgård Arkitekter.
It’s not a treehouse but it looks quite similar to one. The Shangri-la Cabin was designed and built by studio DRAA and is located in Ñuble, Chile. It’s the first of a series of elevated mountain cabins built among trees. It stands on a thin concrete platform and was designed to have as little impact on the land as possible. This platform raises the cabin 3 meters above ground and a staircase offers access inside. The interior is asymmetrical and includes the entrance, a kitchenette, a living/ sitting area, bedroom and bathroom.
The PAN cabins are a project developed by architecture studio espen surnevik and is located in the Finnskogen region of Norway. They’re very special in the sense that they’re lifted 8 meters above ground on slender steel structures. This gives them an odd appearance and lots of character while also maximizing the views that they offer. Access to each cabin is offered via a spiral staircase connected to a small bridge. Inside a kitchen, a small living room with a fireplace, a bathroom and a mezzanine area with a double bed sleeping area.
In the Guizhou region of China a new concept is being developed, that of agricultural tourism. A hotel made up of 10 wooden cabins on a hillside invides tourists to enjoy the beautiful landscape and pollution-free farmlands. They do that without disrupting the land with its rock formations and forests. Each cabin is oriented so that is captures the best views while enjoying a nice level of privacy. The project was developed by studio ZJJZ and it aims at ameliorating rural poverty in regions like this one.
This gorgeous little shelter is part of an eco-resort situated along a private in Guerrero, Mexico. When you first lay eyes on it you see an elliptical-shaped bamboo structure hovering among the palm trees. The project was completed by studio Deture Culsign in 2015. The indoor and outdoor areas are seamlessly blended and even difficult to tell apart. The sleeping area is situated at an upper level and has a wonderful view towards the beach while the lower area houses the sitting area and the bathroom. The bamboo shell offers privacy and allows the cabin to become immersed into the surroundings.
When they designed this cabin, architects Luis and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade wanted to recreate the idea and feeling of a tree house but without relying on any of the traditional designs and other pre-established concepts about the structure. That’s why they avoided using any of the classic shapes and opted instead for a cabin that slides between the trees like a snake and has an elongated form which seamlessly transitions into a bridge. The structure connects to its surroundings even more through the choice of materials.
The Arctic TreeHouse hotel is a very special vacation destination. Set on a steep natural slope in Rovaniemi, a region in Finland, the hotel is materialized into a series of cabin-like structures clustered among the trees. The project was developed by Studio Puisto and the inspiration for it came from the beautiful Nordic landscape and the culture. The individual cabins are raised above the ground which minimizes the overall impact on the land and highlights the views.
These lovely hotel cabins are located in Italy’s Dolomites mountain range, on the Ritten plateau. It was a project completed by the Adler Hotel Group. The cabins are meant to blend into the surroundings and given their proximity to the forest this translates into a design reminiscent of rural alpine houses. They were built using local timber. The retreat includes two guest buildings with 10 junior suites each in addition to the 20 chalets scattered around the lake.
Architecture studio Olson Kundig completed a wonderful project in Mazama, United States. The project is called Rolling Huts and is comprised of a series of huts which are spread across a meadow. Each hut is mainly a simple steel-clad box on a platform, It’s raised above ground and it has wheels which allow it to be moved around and to maintain a minimal impact on the ground below. Inside the design is simple and modest. The materials used are intentionally raw and plain in order to put the focus on the views and to create a natural and organic relationship with the land.
A total of 13 modern and stylish cabins are scattered throughout the Sacromonte region in El Edén, Uruguay. The cabins seek the best views and take full advantage of their location and in particular the landscape which surrounds them. The project was developed by studio MAPA. In addition to the various individual lounge areas there are also several public facilities including a winery, a restaurant, a wine store and a hilltop terrace with a wine-tasting area. This is a wonderful way to take advantage of the vineyards and to welcome visitors in a friendly environment. This project emphasizes the beauty of nature as well as the wonderful features which can be achieved through contemporary architecture.
You know how we’re drawn to fluffy things when the weather turns colder? It’s in our DNA. Remember how we all made fluffy feather wreaths for the holidays a few years ago? Yeah, those were cool. Well I’m comin’ at ya with a new version today, this fluffy foxy fall wreath (say that ten times fast) is made with pampas and rabbit tail grass.
I made it for the season with just a few supplies from Michaels and Amazon, sources below. It’s very simple, but so soft and fluffy, and it has such great texture. Plus who can resist a cute little fox?
Supplies you’ll need to recreate: 18” metal wreath form, copper floral wire, and a fox ornament from Michaels. The white dried pampas grass (2 sets) and rabbit tail grass stems are available on Amazon. You’ll also need wire cutters (not shown) and a ribbon for hanging if you don’t have a hook.
The assembly is simple. Gather 2-3 stems of pampas grass at a time and weave the stems through the wire wreath form. Use the floral wire to attach it.
Use the floral wire to bind the tops of the rabbit tail grass into a bundle, then attach with more wire. As a final step, use one more piece of wire to secure the fox inside the rabbit tail grass. I wrapped the wire around his neck then covered it with the scarf.
It’s a fox inside a fluffy wreath. Irresistible!
I like creating things, I find it therapeutic, and a new wreath is always something I look forward to making each fall. I hung the wreath on the front door of my studio, the white on white is subtle, and the pampas grass stems blow softly when the autumn breeze comes through.
The quest for relaxation and happiness is widespread and Behr’s 2020 Color of the Year can help you along the path to a calm and serene home. Back to Nature (S340-4) is described as “a sun-kissed, meadow-inspired green.” Essentially, it’s a yellow-based green that evokes nature and greenery springing to life, which can really boost your mood.
According to the Very Well Mind, the color green “has strong associations with nature and immediately brings to mind the lush green of grass, trees, and forests. Perhaps because green is so heavily associated with nature, it is often described as a refreshing and tranquil color.” Add an undercurrent of yellow and the color becomes a warmer or brighter version of the original. If Behr’s specific shade doesn’t work for you, there are other ways to add this color family to your space. From pale, creamy versions to those that trend more toward chartreuse, there is a wide range of yellow-green hues that will add a dose of natural zest and up-to-date flair to your home. Check out these different ways to add this color trend to your home, both as paint and as other decor items:
Just take a look at the cabinetry by the french doors in this home by the Sargent Design Company. The color is nearly a replica of the trees outside, bringing the essence of nature inside the house. While typical cream or wood cabinetry would simply extend the neutral interior, the saturated yellow-green color really elevates and enlivens the room.
Even traditional interiors can incorporate yellow-green hues, especially when they are of a more pastel nature. This Miami powder room by WA Bentz Construction has a largely clean, white color palette that is greatly enhanced by the light yellow-green walls. The sunny touch of elegance the wall color adds makes the space elegant yet cheery.
At the modern end of the design realm, this dining room in San Francisco by John Lum Architecture uses a more vivid version of yellow-green to provide a bright contrast to the white space. The large windows in the room help link the outdoor greenery with the wall color, making the interior feel connected to nature.
Bedrooms are also a wonderful place to use a relaxing yellow-green color palette. This particular space uses a muted, gentle shade for the walls, and a mossier version for the bed. The interior is then accented with pops of the same color in more vibrant versions at the desk and shelving, which also includes a section finished in a shade skewed to the yellow end of the spectrum. The contrast of the dark flooring and white help create a serene but comfortable modern bedroom.
If four walls of chartreuse are too much, an accent wall can be a good option. In a neutral space or all-white color palette. the pop of color can help highlight not just the wall but a special piece of decor. Here, the lamp by Studio Yen is made even more dramatic by the background wall color.
Painting the walls is not the only way to incorporate yellow-green into a decor scheme. Of course, paint is the most definitive way to change the vibe of the room, but smaller, targeted additions of this color can also make a big impact. A special piece, like this Le Gall Hubert chair from 21st Gallery is a sophisticated touch of whimsy ideal for any room, but it also brings a touch of yellow-green to the space.
A little more vibrant, these Cenote curved back armchairs are upholstered in a textile by Michelle Dirkse that features a shibori style design. The casual chairs add a sunny pop of yellow-green that evokes the thought of emerging shoots in the springtime. The pieces are a great counterpoint to a black and white color scheme but also can be used in conjunction with more muted hues in the same color family, as the right-hand wall demonstrates.
For a larger dose of yellow-green, try a sectional sofa that can be as big or small as you need. This one, by Ariane Ske , is upholstered in a lively yet earthy hue that could easily be the focus of an otherwise neutral space. Its clean lines would also make it appropriate to use on a more color-drenched space as well. In either case, it is a versatile design in a stand-out color that brings freshness to any living room.
Trending more toward chartreuse, this yellow-green chair has a global vibe that lends a touch of the exotic to the room as well. The defined form is more formal, yet the vibrant color makes it cheers and therefore more versatile because it tempers the formality. The elegance is emphasized by the neutral beige cushion, which keeps it from feeling too tropical. The chair, from Worlds Away, could be used as an accent piece, dining chair, or chair for a casual writing desk.
Even though we’re mainly looking at how to bring this relaxing, nature-focused color indoors, there’s no reason you can’t use it on the deck or patio to add some extra perkiness. It might be difficult to find an outdoor lounge chair in yellow-green but you can certainly find cushions for a chair fairly easily. This neutral-colored chair from Kenneth Cobanpue features vivid cushions in an acid yellow-green covering. Swapping out existing cushions can be a budget-friendly way to incorporate the color into your outdoor living space.
Of course, then there is the outdoor table and chairs from Twist, which feature several shades of this trending color. Part of the Anisotropia Collection, the table, as well as the chairs, are distinguished by the irregular placement of the slats, which only enhances the colors used. The yellow-green color variations are accented with strips of bold, earthy hues that add to the vibrancy of the table. For a less colorful patio or deck setting, the chairs alone would add a good deal of color.
Back inside the house, accent furnishings can add a pop of yellow-green to the living room, entryway or just about anywhere else. An elegant lacquered console by Robin Baron is a glamorous piece to add color and style as well as function. Similarly, the large round ottoman would be at home in a casual or more formal living room. The two pieces show how this color can work in two larger accent pieces that have slightly different levels of formality.
A touch of yellow-green can also be added to an existing color scheme to draw the same hue out of multicolored prints. A beige rug with large dots reminiscent of the old game Twister is a subtle addition of this color, which magically highlights the same undertones in the upholstered chair. By incorporating a modest amount of yellow-green, it does not become dominant in the space.
For those who don’t want to paint or replace furniture, there are other ways to add a natural touch to your home using yellow-green. Interesting tableware pieces can be mixed and matched with existing sets in neutral colors for a gentle hint of the trendy color. Tableware can be used with yellow-green linens for even more impact if desired. This set from Costa Nova has a hand-thrown, organic appearance that is ideal for everyday dining and casual entertaining,
For a living room, or even a bedroom, try incorporating decorative vases for accents of yellow-green. This is a case where you can easily go with deeper or more vibrant shades because they are smaller items and can be mixed with neutrals or other colors. When working with accessories, this is also where you can work in some texture for added interest. These tall vases from Sagebrook Home are perfect because they have a textured pattern accented with gold.
Interior designer Jessie Schuster has both meteoric creative talent—did you see her Yves Klein Blue room at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House?—and the hard-won experience to back it up. (She worked under such esteemed designers as Kelly Wearstler before launching her own business in 2013.) Of all the vibrant ingredients that make up her eclectic vision, the one that has most often grabbed our attention is the art.
Daring yet elegant, the mix of mediums, scale, and color in a Schuster gallery wall is always worth the price of admission—take the juxtaposition of this vintage print in a retro metal frame with an ultra-pigmented canvas at Kips Bay. For someone whose art curation exudes effortless glamour, it caught us by surprise when Schuster confided that selecting the frame is “the most fun but also the hardest process.” To Schuster, framing is “how you see and define the work of art. It’s an opportunity to enhance how the piece is seen in the space.”
Given framing is not always an intuitive choice, but nevertheless one that has to be made when hanging art, we asked Schuster to share her top tips for a smooth (and transformative) experience.
There’s a Framer for Every Project
Since most of Schuster’s work is bespoke and New York City–based, she usually turns to Sky Frame, 567 Framers, and Rooq Fine Art and Framing. Looking for solid standard frames no matter where you live? Check out Blick or your local art store. Want to save time? Schuster suggests Framebridge for made-to-measure frames shipped right to your door.
You Don’t Have to Splurge
When it comes to deciding how much to budget for your frame, think about volume and value. If you are framing multiple prints meant to live in a set, Schuster recommends going for ready-made frames in a simple black or white finished wood to make your dollar go farther.
A single statement canvas, however, is worth saving up for. Pricing will vary by vendor, but Schuster estimates you can expect to spend between $25 to $45 per square foot of frame. And the designer notes that complementing a work with an exceptional frame “makes you feel like you are a part of the art itself!”
First decide what statement you’re looking to make with this particular piece—the frame can either help it stand out or blend in. Does the image have an earthy, organic feel? Try a natural wood surround. Want to boost a neon print with a throwback vibe? Try an ’80s-friendly metallic moment.
If your goal is to make your artwork look more finished and elegant, Schuster says go for a mat. Think outside of the white box and try linen, vellum, or colorful fabric. However, if the piece has a unique shape or an interesting edge detail, hold the mat and float it instead.
Look to the Art for Inspiration
In order to achieve a Schuster-level display, it’s essential to “always frame to the art,” as she puts it, instead of to the room or adjacent pieces. A mix of different frames is a good thing—it will give your space a playful energy and ensure each individual moment can stand on its own should you decide to move it to a different wall down the road.
Save your piles of unframed prints and floor-bound paintings from dust and use these designer-approved tips to give them a new home-within-a-home.
We know, it’s September. We’ve barely recycled the rosé bottles and sent our swimsuits off to hibernation. But if there’s one thing that softens the blow of summer being over, it’s the fact that we have the holidays to look forward to. Anthropologie, for one, is already giving us festive finds to be excited about. The retailer just launched its ornament and trim collection, and it’s a real treat.
From capiz tree toppers to mini monogrammed mittens, the line ensures that this holiday season will be your most well decorated yet. Stockpile them now to have on hand for hostess gifts, too—you never know when you’ll need a bundled-up penguin trinket.
The real highlight, however, has to be the delightfully kitschy food ornaments. If you’re looking to go outside the box with this year’s decorations, we have a few ideas on where to start: