Friday, July 18, 2014

Golden Studs

This post title might be a little may have expected golden torsos of studly men in a pair of Calvin Kleins....but this is just as pretty. 

Gold is definitely having a comeback in jewelry and accessories and I'm all on board with it. I'm tired of the silver and platinum everything and ready for some luxe. 

Row One: 1 / 2 / 3 
Row Two: 4 / 5 / 6 
Row Three: 7 / 8 /

Monday, June 9, 2014

Summer Salad

One of the best parts of summer is cooking. Not only do I have much more time to devote to trying new recipes and perfecting old favorites, but the fruits and vegetables that are in season make is even more fun. On hot days I usually opt for light salads with lots of greens, but after a while I got bored. After seeing variations of this recipe I decided to make my own version and was very pleased with the results. It has a wonderful combination of earthy and tart flavors, with an equally satisfying crunch factor. 

6 stalks of celery
1 large beet
2 granny smith apples
Juice of one lemon
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons walnuts
salt and pepper 

Cut apples and celery into thin slices; and beets into matchsticks. Toss apples and celery slices in lemon juice and set aside. 

Add beets and toss with sugar, olive oil, and a dash of salt and pepper. 

Place on bed of kale and top with chopped walnuts. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Time Tellers

Whether dainty, classy, inspired by menswear, or straight up taken from the boys these time tellers make watching the hours go by way more fun. 

Row One: 1 / 2 / 3
Row Two: 4 / 5 / 6
Row Three 7 / 8 / 9

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

cle tiles

Morocco has got it going on in there design department! Moroccan wedding blankets, rugs, textiles and of course tile. Cle tile has a great colors, patterns, and shapes for moroccan inspired designs. 

Artist, Ruan Hoffman, created three fun collections for cle, including 'postcards from myself' which is displayed above. The collection is abstract, fun, and carries a consistency with it's use of reds and blues. 

Deborah Osburn's 'ombre' collection was recently mentioned in the New York Times and it's simply stunning....but so are her other designs. The collection "17th Century" is filled with delicate and intricate floral patterns that are feminine and fun. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Discovered : Hanging Planters

Now that it's spring, my green thumb urge is coming on strong. Since I've been known to kill plants {unintentionally} someone recommended I try air plants, succulents, or small potted trees. These gorgeous hanging planters by the Etsy shop HRUSKAA would look amazing with OR without plants. I'm a huge fan of how minimalistic, delicate, and structural they are.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Guest Post for Constructive Builders

Happy Friday everyone! Sorry about the radio silence over here lately - it's been a crazy few weeks with finals approaching, however it's Friday!

I wrote a guest blog post about aging in place for Constructive Builders - they're an amazing team here in the Twin Cities that does residential remodeling and new construction. I seriously recommend checking them out - now. Read my blog post here and see more of there work on their site or over on Houzz

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Black Like My Soul

My mom is redesigning the majority of her home - and while still in the beginning phases - has been coming to me with ideas for finishes, furniture, and the like. The other day she approached me with a desire to paint our living room wall black. BLACK. At first I was like "OMG NO! It will be a cave. It will look like we have no souls." but then I thought "Actually...that's kind of badass" right? Needless to say, thanks to my mother, I'm on a black wall kick. 

Sure a black nursery sounds kind of sinister and demonic but in actuality it's amazing. It's gender neutral and your kid will most likely grow up to wear leather jackets and say things like "hey, baby". Pretty much they'll be Uncle Jesse. 
This living room proves that black walls aren't goth. It's classic, filled with light, and feels quite inviting. 
Black. Wood. Cool windows. If you're hip you'll love this kitchen. If you're not hip then you'll still like this kitchen. 

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