Let’s talk about the amazing tropical trend for summer. I’ve been noticing tropical prints everywhere, and think they’re fun to try out this summer – whether it’s a dress or a toss cushion on your sofa. I rounded up some fun products in the July issue (on newsstands now!), but I scouted a few more that I’d like to share with you here.
Design & Decor Blog
Pretty much every cookie, tart or piece of cake I make and am subsequently forced to eat, I blame on Pinterest. As a self-confessed Pinterest addict, I am constantly finding not only new recipes to try but incredible decorating techniques.
Admittedly, the decorating techniques usually seem to be far outside my skill set but it never hurts to give something new a try. But one of the great things about this digital age is that there’s nothing you can’t find online. Before I set out to make a cake with a new or difficult icing technique, I watch YouTube video tutorials and read the blogs of all those brave souls who have gone before me. There’s so much to learn!
My latest cake challenge was an ombre rose cake, which, if you read food blogs or spend time on Pinterest, you may have seen already. Here’s what I was aiming for:
After selecting the suitable plant materials for your container garden, it is now time to place them into their new home. I am using annuals for the tall planters, so all I need to do is to put them in the planters. Now for the low planters, I have selected Silverleaf Dogwood for an attractive, low maintenance, privacy screen. Since they are perennials, I want to make sure they will survive our harsh winter conditions and come back next year.
Today, I am sharing a few tips I picked up from the garden expert at The Home Depot.
Decorating with white is a classic spring favourite for design mavens and fashionistas alike. Whether you prefer to redecorate your living room with a new white futon or upgrade your wardrobe with a clutch you’ll wear all season, wonderful white accessories are the best way to bring a fresh perspective to your life this spring.
With more people buying condo as their first home or downsizing after retirement, we all have to adjust and learn to live with limited outdoor spaces. Since having a lush garden with mature trees are out of the question, an easy to care container garden is the go-to option for today’s urban living lifestyle.
Today, I would like to share with you a few tips I picked up from the expert at the Home Depot garden centre. From a crash course on a variety of plant specimens to which ones are suitable given sun exposure, maintenance requirement, I have got my answers for this balcony in desperate need of greenery.