Place dry pine cones on a foil-covered baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees for about minutes. Spray them with a little acrylic sealer to give them a little sheen and to give strength since pine cones are fragile.
Family room walls in a Naples, Florida, house designed by Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller are glazed yellow to make "every day feel sunny." Curtains in Alan Campbell's Potalla linen-cotton and sofas in Rogers & Goffigon's Violetta cotton velvet.