A couple of years ago, when Dave and I were first moving into this apartment, we took a trip (one of many) to IKEA and picked up a bench to sit at the foot of the bed. I think a bench at the foot of the bed is not only convenient for things like extra… Continue reading DIY Upholstered Bench
Recently I painted by bedroom pink during a late night, pre-in-law-visit marathon event. Previously, the apartment was almost exclusively filled with black and white, with touches of walnut and brass. It reflected my tastes from a few years ago, and now that they have evolved to incorporate more color, I want my space to do… Continue reading Kilim Me!
I’ve been planning for months to paint the bedroom pink, but, as with most of my DIY projects, I have really, really good intentions and less than perfect follow through. So, in a moment of ambitious motivation, I went to the Farrow & Ball showroom here in D.C. and picked out a few samples that caught my… Continue reading Pink! (Finally!)
As much as I love a great cookie or bar recipe, they’re not recipes I use everyday. Definitely good to have in your back pocket, especially as a pastry chef, but not the kind of thing I want sitting around my apartment all the time. Mainly because I have no self control when it comes to… Continue reading Coconut Banana Granola
I’ve shared recently that I’m in the process of redoing my bedroom. While I’m not fully there yet, there’s still a few DIY’s to accomplish and, no biggie, those dang walls to paint, I have been able to squeeze in a few small changes that pack a big punch. One of my favorite pieces in… Continue reading A Quick & Easy Bedroom Update
Am I the only one who’s wondering whether warmer weather is ever going to come? I have this sinking feeling that we’re going to go from May showers to December freezes and skip that whole part in the middle completely. Be that as it may, I’m baking for warmer days regardless. When the sun is… Continue reading Grapefruit Pound Cake
When my fiancé and I first moved into our current home, I was obsessed with Scandinavian design. I mean, I was in it. I wanted everything as white as possible with touches of grey and black and lots of walnut wood. Quite literally, the one piece I bought that had any color was an persimmon… Continue reading 10 Bold Upholstered Chairs to Liven Up Your Living Room