I’m not sure how I missed such an important day in the past, but it was recently brought to my attention that today, February 18th is National Drink Wine Day.
At long last, it seems as though people are ready to let their guards down when it comes to fashion and interior design.
For many years, the recession brought with it conservative purchases and a minimal aesthetic style. Now, in anticipation of a more robust economy, designers are becoming more appealing to the public’s desire to decorate, and this will continue to evolve as the general public starts consuming again. So exit minimalism and bring forth maximalism. While this may not happen overnight, this is what we are anticipating. Continue reading
Coming home from a busy work day to a meal that is ready in one pot is the best. This Slow Cooker Italian Pork Roast with Vegetables is a hearty cold weather dish. If you are just eating during a busy work week serve this right out of the crock pot, for an easy clean up. This meal will become a staple for your family, it is easy, delicious and the roast is fall apart tender. Continue reading
Tuxedo Kitchens: This trend can be implemented quite literally by finishing base cabinets in black and wall cabinets in white, or can be accomplished with other color combinations such as navy base cabinets and soft gray wall cabinets. Speaking of black and white, the classic black and white overall kitchen scheme will be even more popular than usual as this combination continues to trend. All white kitchens have also been trending for the last couple of years and seem to be coming to a crescendo now as we see more and more people asking for them. Continue reading
Previously, I recommended the Cabernet Sauvignon from Brady Vineyards, but I also just recently tried their Zinfandel and it was excellent as well. This vineyard consistently puts out high quality wines at a price that cannot be beat at $20.00 a bottle. Continue reading
The top two paint brands that most painters here in Austin use have come out with pretty much more of the same for their color of the year choices. They seem to love gray and by gosh they are sticking to it. Don’t get me wrong. I love gray and other neutrals as well, but when it comes to something like the color of the year, I am ready to see something a little more exciting. Continue reading
I came up with this recipe one night when we were getting low on groceries and I needed something quick and easy for dinner. I pulled together a few things I had in the pantry and refrigerator, and I must say that it turned out to be fantastic.
Sometimes I get the privilege of working with families on numerous houses and rooms as they move and grow. I was contacted by one such client, Susan, with the request to work on room #3 for her daughter, Rachel. The family wanted to move their son into Rachel’s previous room, which was larger, as Rachel would soon be moving off to college. They wanted to keep the space nice for her to call her own when returning from school for the holidays and summer breaks. Continue reading
We are continuing to celebrate 2017 by adding fun, new blog ideas. For every month of 2017 I will be featuring a new kitchen or wine gadget on the blog.The gadget I love this month is the Tilt Wine Decanter from Nambé.
Decanting a wine can bring a younger wine to life and separate sediments out of older wine to keep it from becoming bitter. This Tilt Wine Decanter combines functionality and visual appeal to create a beautiful decanter we are sure you’ll love.
You can find this decanter for purchase from Nambé for $165, with the option to have it personalized, making it a great gift option!
Life is better with good food, good wine and great design,