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DIY Summer Table Setting
Creating a charming, summer table top is easy to do in a few simple steps.
just a few quick steps. Basic linens and dinnerware, plus a few clever ideas , was all it took to create this rustic, casual look. To create this display, lay down a light colored linen or cotton tablecloth. Use a long, wooden baguette board or multiple smaller boards as a base for an array of colorful heirloom tomatoes from your garden, the farmer's market, or grocery store. The more variety and tone in size, the better your display. Just line them up along the center of the table and then build outward. Add in a few cream pillar candles for ambiance, once the sun goes down. No need to buy fancy china or flat ware. Everyday plain white plates let the colorful tomato centerpiece shine. Decant wine into a shapely, clear glass holder, if desired, to add an unexpected touch to the setup. Wooden handles lend a rustic note to forks, knives and spoons. But stainless steel is another great option. It's all about using what you have on hand. Keep glassware simple. Clear tumblers with etching in different
Colorful Homework Station
Create a stylish homework station to start your student off on the right foot for school.
get a similar look by painting an old wood dining chair a bright color . Make sure your student has the right surfaces for posting reminders and notes. A hybrid bulletin and magnetized white board offers a
Decorative Easter Eggs
Create watercolor masterpieces with this egg-cellent DIY ideas from craft stylist Suzonne Stirling.
create a color band, wet a flat brush and dip it in paint . Brush up and down around the egg's circumference to form a wide stripe with jagged edges . For a marble effect, use a round brush to apply a base color. While it's still wet, add another shade using a
Spring Table Setting
Whether you're ready to host a festive spring party or planning an intimate brunch with friends and family, this arrangement sets the perfect scene for any gathering.
a table cloth. Add a centerpiece to the table. Here we place wheat grass and a galvanized metal tray and propped poppies on top using garden wire. Inexpensive white plates look modern, clean, and fresh. Flatware doesn't have to be fancy, either. All you need is a simple silver, knife, fork, and spoon. Clear juice glasses complement a casual table setting. Glasses go to the right of each guest's plate. For place cards, fill an egg cup with wheat grass . Create a name tag on paper, glue it to a toothpick, and stick it in to the wheat grass . Whether you're ready to host a festive spring party or planning an intimate brunch with friends and family, this arrangement sets the
How to Plant a Terrarium
Follow these simple tips from Teleflora's Maire Ackerman to create a one-of-a-kind terrarium.
the soil feels dry to the touch, water with 1 or 2 ice cubes .
A pretty herb wreath is easy to assemble and perfect to hang on your kitchen wall this holiday season.
Follow NYC design pro Danielle Colding's tips for creating a less-is-more, uncluttered bookshelf. To see more of Danielle Colding's work check out her website. http://dcdny.com/
[MUSIC] An ideal spot for family photos , favorite books and travel mementos. Bookshelfs can quickly go from collected to clutter. Here New York city designer, Danielle Colding, shares her expert tips for creating a picture perfect setup . Start with an empty shelf. Clothing likes an atege because it's and you can see objects from different angles. Baskets or bins on the bottom perch provide a neat, accessible place to stash throws and blankets. A shiny, decorative detail or two adds . Depth and drama. If bling isn't your thing, look for brushed brass, or antique glass. Place some books between bookends, and pile others on top of each other. Remember to keep spines visible so you can easily find titles. Top a stack of books with a decorative object. Group items that contrast in shape and size [MUSIC] And weed out anything little that could get lost in the mix. Showcase pieces that express your personality and taste. Flea market art, vacation snapshots and beloved collectables. And there you have it, the perfect styled shelf.