Matte black and gold are on opposite sides of the shiny spectrum; black absorbs light, while gold reflects it. Just black would border on the morose, while gold alone can read tacky and over the top. Together, however, they are the odd couple of entertaining, working in tandem on your holiday table.
The Sunday Roast is a traditional British meal and get together at a local pub, but it can easily be replicated in one’s home for a more personal feel. The English Sunday Roast is a great excuse to get friends together on a Sunday afternoon and spend time with them before the holidays and family drama all arrive in a few short weeks.
While putting together a style collage last week, I realized that two of the components were ones I had used in a post last year about setting an organic modern tabletop. At that point I started to gather a list of 15 items that embody the look and will endure in style and quality over time.
With a certain new, gold cellphone out on the market—I've gone golden bananas! I've always been a fan of yellow gold and, with the trend slowly creeping back into high style, it's easier to find great shimmery details for your home. I've rounded up some of my very favorite, happy golden accessories. Don't stare directly at them!
There's something about these decanters that I just love. Maybe it's the beautiful simplicity of glass
itself. Maybe it's the wood-grain base on which they swivel. Or maybe it's the
personalized corks that contain the goodness within. Maybe. Or maybe it's the way they look all
lined up in a row... like potions in a mad-scientist's laboratory, just
waiting to be sampled by unsuspecting guests...
These make me think of freshly organized desks, clean, architectural lines, and maybe a few OCD behaviors. Or, just like me, but the exact opposite. Click below for sources, and more interior inspiration.
We've seen a lot of furniture designers in our Meet the Maker series lately, so it's nice to take a look at the work of ceramicist Ben Medansky. Having worked with other artists, like The Haas Brothers and Kelly Lamb, Ben is now focusing on his own pieces, which range from sculptural to functional.
Quality loose leaf tea is the foundation of a delicious pot of tea, but the pot has a lot to do with it too. To begin, no plastic parts should be involved in the actual brewing compartment - heat and plastic shouldn't mix in the interest of both flavor and durability. Plastic lids or handles are okay.
Last week I looked at refillable glass bottles so this week it's all about water filters. Brita may be the first name that comes to mind when you think of water filters and pitchers but there are other options out there, including a few with recycling options...
Maureen Goldman thinks that the dining room is one of the most soulful spaces in the home. To that end, Maureen has stocked her web shop with tabletop goods that are handcrafted by American artisans. Named after a dear aunt, Catherine's Table is a curated collection of what Maureen calls "comfort goods".