Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dining Room - Source list

My brother and sister-in-law spent a lot of time choosing the materials for their new dining room (formerly a covered patio - see previous post HERE). I put together a list of sources for you.
First of all, the contractor, Infinite Home Improvements really did a great job in here. I think he's going to receive a lot of referrals from this project - he does beautiful work. Click HERE for his facebook page (website under construction).

Dining Table and Chairs: Gallery Furniture in Medford, NY
Wicker end chairs: Pottery Barn
Chandelier: Shades of Light
Roman Shades: Smith and Noble
Wall color: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter
Herboriste sign: Local home decor shop in St. James, NY (name coming soon)

Recycled Brick Flooring: Vintage Brick Salvage

Faux wood beams (I can't believe how realistic they look!): Home Depot

Hutch: a local buy-and-sell find
Accessories: Homegoods and local shops

Paris jug: Homegoods

Rustic French photo canvas art: Hydrangea Home

Let me know if you have any questions about this project or the sources. I love their new space and all of the french touches of course:)  See more photos of this room HERE.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

and the after...Covered Porch ----> Dining Room Conversion

Last month I introduced my brother and sister-in-law's home renovation project. They had a covered porch off of the kitchen and were having it converted to a dining room.  They chose some really cool materials so I thought I would share some photos with you.

A reminder of the before:

My sister in law has a great eye for decorating. I think she should go into business. I love her taste. And was thrilled when she wanted to decorate with some of my photography. She chose a grouping of 6 photos all taken on our trip to France.

So the night we went to their home to deliver the frames and photograph the room, my brother and his wife prepared a great meal for us! Just have to share a few of the dishes.

crackers with carmelized red onions and goat cheese spread

grass fed beef crostini with gruyere

pasta with fresh tuna, arugula and lemon  

and the beautiful tablescape!

I am working on a resource list and will share in another blog post for you!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

zucchini blossom heaven...

While in Rhinebeck, NY this past weekend (more on that in an upcoming post), we visited the Rhinebeck Farmer's Market. While waiting for the market to open, I spied a photo on the market's Instagram feed of beautiful zucchini blossoms. I LOVE them! So I of course was on a mission to find them! And there they were at the Taliaferro Organic Farmstand. 

First time I had them was at Francine's, a great restaurant in Camden, Maine. We made them at home one other time and have thought about them often! I just don't see them too often for sale.  So tonight my son (the almost 17 year old that wants to be a chef!) made them as a starter for dinner. Stuffed with basil ricotta and fried.  So yummy!  I love when he cooks!

I found the recipe HERE. Enjoy!

Monday, June 01, 2015

a few of my favorites...

I only create and curate things for my shop that I would love for my own home.
Here are a few of my favorite things:
  • a display piece I created from an old door, textured paper and cast iron brackets (it also serves as a great backdrop for product photos)
  • a painted sign representing my love of farmhouse style
  • hydrangeas and my new line of canvas art from my own photos
  • ribbons, burlap, wooden spools and scissors pretty enough to leave out especially in a special bowl or basket
  • boxwoods look good always
  • and finally European linen tea towels
Can you relate?
All (except for my display door) can be found for sale in my shop here: