Monday, February 28, 2011

Before & After: Heather & Patrick's Dining Room

It took whole three years for Heather and Patrick Moore to find a wall paper they both loved. " was a trying experience to find 'THE' perfect colors & pattern" says Heather.

The couple did their own installation and what a beautiful job they did!!!

Wall Covering: Osborne & Little, imported from England.
Mirrored Buffet: Z Gallerie
Mirror: Z Gallerie
Table Lamps: Pottery Barn
Table Runner: Maharam Alpine Stripe
Silk Stripped Drapes: Bed Bath & Beyond
Dining Chairs: Crate and Barrel with custom upholstery
Framed Artwork is from an art gallery in Rehoboth Beach, DE
Crystal Chandelier: family heirloom
Trunk: is family heirloom from 1910
Stainless Steel Smoker's Stand is from Heather's Grandparents wedding in 1925

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Breakfast In Bed

I love brunches. They are a great excuse to eat and drink anything you want for breakfast. This time I have finally tried an emu egg. No regrets.

Because emus lay their eggs standing up, the protective green shell is very thick. I had to use a chisel to crack it open. The size of an average emu egg equals to about 8 - 10 chicken eggs.

Here is my emu egg omelet recipe:

one emu egg
one large onion, sliced in thin rings
one cup of goat milk
half cup of crumbled goat cheese
2 tbsp olive oil
pinch of salt
freshly-ground pepper

Simmer onions in olive oil (I used a non-stick frying pan) until they start to turn clear.
In a big bowl whisk an emu egg with a pinch of salt, then add goat milk and cheese, + freshly-ground pepper to your taste. Pour the mixture over the onions, and let it cook covered on low heat until the omelet is ready. It will rise and will be very fluffy. Make sure to not overcook it.

The combination of onions + goat milk & cheese adds a very nice flavor to the omelet. I was very pleased to find out that unlike chicken eggs, emu eggs have no sulfur taste whatsoever.


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Do It Yourself: Valentine's Day Felt Heart

Here are a couple of ideas I came up with for the Valentine's Day gift wrapping. I cut out heart out of Maharam Divina wool felt. Then I made two symmetrical cuts in it and pulled a ribbon through. It is simple, modern, warm and fuzzy! LOVE them both!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Before & After: Lori's Bookcase Makeover

I love paint makeovers. It is a great and easy way to bring some change into your room. Inspired to re-organize her built-in bookcase, Lori Parrish of Parrish Graphic Designs decided to add a bit of subtle gray to the back wall:

Benjamin Moore #AF-710
Color: Secret
Finish: Satin

It completely transformed the entire space by giving it more color and depth. Great job, Lori!

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