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A Favorite Fabric: Buffalo Check

One of my favorite prints is buffalo check. Buffalo check is similar to gingham, but the checks are much larger. Buffalo check fabric comes in all colors and works well in both contemporary and traditional designs.  One of its best features is that it works beautifully with most other prints and florals. Here are some…… Continue reading A Favorite Fabric: Buffalo Check

Black and White · Design · Inspiration · Interiors · Tiny Homes

The Best of Tiny Homes: Part 2

Welcome to part two of my tiny homes series! Today’s tiny home is an apartment located in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The building was once a cardboard box factory and has been converted into apartments/lofts. This apartment was designed by Becca Interiors, and, while it may be small, it is packed with…… Continue reading The Best of Tiny Homes: Part 2

Cooking · Favorites · Food · Inspiration · Recipe

Recipe for my Favorite Drink this Summer: Mint Lemonade

As part of a school project on Turkey this past spring, my seventh grader decided to serve her classmates Turkish mint lemonade. She found a recipe that I modified, and we absolutely loved it. It is the most refreshing drink on a hot summer day, and, if you like mint and lemons, I guarantee you…… Continue reading Recipe for my Favorite Drink this Summer: Mint Lemonade

Design · Design Trends · Fabric · Inspiration · Interiors · Wallpaper

Using Identical Wallpaper and Fabric

As I have been looking at designer showhouses lately, I have noticed many rooms that feature identical wallpaper and fabric. Here is an example—a bedroom designed by Sarah Bartholomew—from the 2017 Southeastern Showhouse in Atlanta: Here, in the same Southeastern Showhouse, is a corner of a room in which designer Amy Berry used matching wallpaper…… Continue reading Using Identical Wallpaper and Fabric

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Links for the Weekend 7•14•17

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer so far! Here are a few interesting things I found this week: I enjoyed this colorful Wisconsin lake house designed by one of my favorite Chicago designers, Summer Thornton.   Charming Bee Cottage located in East Hampton is listed for sale.  I loved Frances Schultz’s book about renovating this lovely cottage and…… Continue reading Links for the Weekend 7•14•17

Flowers · Gardening · Inspiration

Floral Arrangements From My Parents’ Garden

One of my favorite things to do when I visit my parents is to cut and arrange flowers from their garden. It is a luxury for me to be able to step outside and pick flowers–something that I can never do at home in Chicago. My parents have always had beautiful gardens. This year, due…… Continue reading Floral Arrangements From My Parents’ Garden