Wednesday, September 29, 2010

fabulous photos

My friend Megan (Megan Mlakar Photography) is a great photographer!
She took these photos of our friend's brother's wedding in Chagrin Falls.
They belong in a magazine!

Monday, September 27, 2010

anna french bees

I've always loved this fun whimsical print called 'Bees' by Anna French.
In the top photo I used the fabric in a girl's bedroom on accent pillows. I've also incorporated in into baby blankets I've made as gifts.

Friday, September 24, 2010

soba with salmon + watercress

This recipe is healthy AND delicious!

Serves 4.

6 ounces salmon fillet, skin removed
8 ounces soba noodles or other flavored pasta
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons minced chives
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups watercress

In a straight-sided skillet over medium-low heat, bring 2 inches of water and a pinch of salt to a boil. Gently place salmon in water. Poach at a low simmer until cooked through, about 7 to 8 minutes. Remove and let cool; flake into large pieces.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add soba and cook until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water.
In a large bowl, toss soba with buttermilk, olive oil, lemon juice and zest, chives, and salt and pepper to taste. Add watercress and salmon, and gently combine. Serve or refrigerate until ready to eat.

From Whole Living magazine

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

inspirational interiors

This kitchen is fabulous!
It's light and airy, has a modern feel but yet it's classic.
I wouldn't get tired of it!
This great room is so inviting. It's calming but still has lots of color. The art work is also a great focal point.

Monday, September 20, 2010

keys please

Check out these awesome 2 foot tall keys!
You get the idea of scale in the top photo.
Sculpted out of hot glass by John Miller, they are on exhibit
Definitely worth checking out if you are at Eaton in Woodmere, Ohio.

Friday, September 17, 2010

smitten for kitten heels

My new metallic 'kitten buckle' mary janes from Amy's Shoes.
Also seen in Lucky Magazine!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

jewels + scarves

I love this combination of Chan Luu jewelry
I found in a Calypso ad.
While checking out Chan Luu, I found her lovely silk scarves.
Look at those colors!
(I've got to find a way to have one!)

...and of course it looks fabulous on Reese Witherspoon!

Monday, September 6, 2010

stitched invitations

One of my favorite creative projects...making cards.
Here are some of my recent invitations.

eames hang-it all

Accents of bright pink and red drew me to this space.
(shown in a photo from the former Domino magazine)
I love the clean simple walls and furniture with pops of color.
The most eye catching accessory that ties it all together
is the eames coat rack.
It's always been one of my favorites!

Here's the one I share with my daughter and our abundance of bags!
We got ours at Design Within Reach.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

cool letters

I love this kid's space. It's such an unexpected wall color for a play area, but works so well with the colored toys and the yellow striped ceiling.
...and of course my favorite part...the oh-so-cool letters in all different sizes!
As you can see below, I was inspired to do a wall for my daughter's room.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

whimsical bird lamp

This VOLIERE DRUM TABLE LAMP from the Conran Shop is too fun! It comes in a pendant and floor lamp as well.
What a fun focal point for a room.