Friday Favorites {03}

Today’s favorites are inspired by the color green

1. Not-so-ordinary nightstands.

The Williamsburg File Cabinet is a current favorite in the accent furniture category, and we loved seeing it used in this bedroom as nightstands.

A perfectly functional way to make a unique design statement, and what a fun pop of unexpected color!

Love this rustic loft bedroom with white iron bed and green file cabinets used as nightstands.

2. Climbing plants.

The fiddle leaf fig has done well in the plant trend spotlight, as have succulents, but according to the Pinterest Top 100, indoor climbing plants are the up and coming way to  add greenery to your space – the new “it” plants.  They seem to be especially partial to the Pothos plant.

I’m definitely not a plant expert but, from what I’ve read the pothos seems to be an “easy-care” plant ((it’s also considered poisonous, though, so be aware) if you’re interested in jumping on the trend.

Or is it a trend?  We’ll see.

Add some green with a pathos plant - Photo: Scheer & Co. Interior Design
Photo: Scheer & Co. Interior Design

3. Dark greens.

Greenery may be Pantone’s color of the year for 2017, but we’ve been seeing a fair amount of darker greens recently as well. Reminiscent of the 80’s and 90’s, and used on walls, kitchen cabinets and islands, and even upholstery.

Combining dark green with shiplap, black and white, and light woods the way Kate Marker Interiors did in the bathroom below, makes it feel fresh and new again, doesn’t it?

What’s your opinion?  Will you go there?

Bathroom with dark green shiplap walls - Kate Marker Interiors.

4. Freezing avocados.

Maybe it’s because the color green is trending, or I’m just trying to eat healthier, but I’ve been all about adding more green to my eating these days.  Particularly avocado.

And because I’m all about convenience, and my avocados never seem to be ripe when I need them to be and are too ripe when I don’t, I’ve started prepping them ahead of time (an idea inspired by Pinterest).

A really simple and convenient way to freeze avocados and keep them on hand for whenever you need them! Smoothies, avocado toast, guacamole, or your favorite recipe.

It’s easy to do:

1. Very lightly spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
2. Mash avocados with a little lemon juice (to keep them from turning brown).
3. Using a cookie scoop, place avocado mixture onto the cookie sheet.
4. Pop cookie sheet into the freezer until avocado mounds are firmly frozen.
5. Remove avocados and place them into a ziploc freezer bag and back into the freezer.
6. When you need avocado, take out the amount you need, thaw, and use.

Of course I love avocados in smoothies, but I recently tried whole wheat toast + 1/2 mashed avocado + poached egg + salt and pepper. I was skeptical at first, but it’s now a new favorite breakfast. So good!


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