Featured Pro: Kelly Edwards Category: Home Décor Time: 2:28
KELLY EDWARDS: GMC engineers like the best of both worlds. They gave the Acadia here the cargo capacity of a full-size SUV and the fuel efficiency of a midsize. Now, in my world, herbs also give you the best of both. They’re wonderfully decorative and delicious and healthy. I’ll show you more inside.
One of the ways I like to bring color and life into any space is with flowers, because you can do so many things with them and they’re great design elements. You can certainly cut branches that are just starting to bud and place them inside a glass jar, or you can even take roses and put them in white teacups for a super-feminine look that look great on even a stack of books.
Now, for big drama, you can take one type of flour, which I’ve done here with these roses, and put them inside this red water pitcher, and it looks great.
Now, these are flowers, but the real secret here is fresh herbs. Who would have thought that fresh herbs would look so great in your décor, but they certainly do, because they’re functional. They smell wonderful. They’re great to cook with. And they even last longer than flowers.
So here are some things that I’ve actually done in my own kitchen with my herb garden. One is for a decorative pot. Instead of using one, I’ve used a teacup. So I just place the herbs right inside the teacup here.
Speaking of pots, actually, this one is pink and gray. Now, everyone knows that herbs go in pots, but bring in color in your space with the pots that you incorporate. And this here is a cupcake stand or a cake stand. Now, this is a small one, but you can get a big one and you can put a bunch of different herbs on it to create your very own circle of herbs.
I also have an ice bucket. When I’m not using it for dinner parties, I can throw my herbs right in it. And this one here is a rosemary topiary. Now, you didn’t know that herbs can actually be molded into a certain design. So this one here is a circle. But for the holidays, you go out and find ones that look like little trees. So they’re great gifts, awesome to cook with as well.
Down here – and this is a lantern that I had outside in my backyard, but I wasn’t using it, so I threw a pot in here.
Now, these are some of the options that I’ve used in my kitchen, but there are so many others that you can choose from to create your very own herb garden right there in your kitchen.
I’m Kelly Edwards, and this is my GMC Trade Secret.