Chicago Home & Garden Roundup: 12.02.07

Annie Selkie talks about her work and does a q&a on design, lifestyle and home life. Photo above is from a recent project she completed; designing a NYC apartment featured in Country Living.

Links to this and other H&G features below:

Interview and Q&A.: with designer Annie Selkie. Also, for a slideshow of the NYC apartment project in Country Living magazine, click here.

Dishing: Nibbles and bits for New Years...Lemony herb goat cheese spread and Cremini Mushrooms Stuffed with Prosciutto and Arugula.
Make ahead hearty party food...Smoky Cheese and Garlic Toasts and Celebration Beef Stew with Ale.

Smart Green Traditon: to use year after year. Make fabric gift bags in various sizes to "wrap" holiday gifts. Each year, reuse, tied up with ribbon and then store flat with the rest of your holiday decor.

Five Low Stress Ideas: for a festive holiday table on a budget.

Top Photo: Laura Moss via Country