"Opposites Attract" covers the current love for black and white in the world of design. Caroline Scheeler, VP of Merchandising/Creative Director at Jayson Home and Garden (Potter's chair from Jayson's Vintage Glam collection, left) says b&w is a "more elegant, sophisticated, grown-up, classic way to look at design." Madeline Roth of Pariscope Design in Geneva, IL gives tips on how to add black and white to your home without starting over completely (from wallpaper,photographs, silhouettes). Also from H&G this week:
8 Materials to consider for a kitchen countertop: Good, quick rundown of popular countertop choices based on cost, durability and ease of care.
Garden Clippings: Order bulbs now. This is the time to preorder your bulbs from mailorder houses - it does not cost extra and you'll have your pick of the varieties. Also, a garden light meter and info on identifying weeds.
Dishing: Lunch, inside and outside of the box : Bento box themed lunch ideas. Features recipes for soy glazed tofu, peanut cilantro noodles, and cucumber carrot salad.
Growth Factor: if you have the light, there is almost no space too small for an edible garden. Information on small space veggie and herb gardening from Alana Mezo, senior horticulturist at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Using window boxes and hanging baskets to suspend the gardens frees up limited floor space on small decks and patios and makes harvesting your edibles easier. Top image: Jayson Home and Garden