M. Elle Design

10.29.2009

A friend recently introduced to me the mother/daughter design team of M. Elle Design. I enjoyed looking around their site at some of their current work. I really loved their use of neutrals and textures as well as their use of small pops of color (a little goes a long way in my book).





10 Things I'm Loving...

10.22.2009

1. I love when Lavender and Lilies posts recipes. And this one looks delightful (minus the almonds- I hate nuts).
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Or maybe I should try this one... Kerchief Pasta with Butternut Squash.
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2. This cozy room. I love everything about it. Wish I was sitting in that chair now reading a book. From here via here.
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3. These beautiful notecards by Courtney Khail (as seen on my friend Sidney's blog). These are inspiring me to sign up for the watercolor class that I've wanted to take for years....
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4. These three bathrooms all found in the same gorgeous home. Via here.
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5. Seleta's new addition to her family- Pippi (an English Golden Doodle).
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6. This embellished t-shirt from J.Crew. I love how they add a little bit of glam to their t's. Paula- we could make something like this!
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7. This post by Lauren on Stone Soup.
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8. What a pretty way to organize your jewelry... (via Everything LEB)
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9. The front of this house. Love the window boxes and the hydrangeas. Go check out the rest of the house tour on Caroline's blog. You won't be disappointed.
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10. I saw this on Emily's blog and it made me laugh out loud.
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Have a great weekend!
xx- Brooke

Living History

10.20.2009

A continuation from yesterday's post--- the rest of this fabulous house that belongs to Caroline Scheeler (head buyer for Jayson Home and Garden). I love her design aesthetic and the coziness of her home.





*all images scanned from Country Living, November 2009
* Marianne and Mary Ellen- the writer of this article is an English professer at Ole Miss- Beth Ann Fennelly.

Comfort in the Dining Room

10.19.2009

While I'm usually not a fan of dark walls- I'm loving this casual dining room in this month's Country Living.
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Sorry for the short post- I'll show the rest of this house tomorrow. I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Back to Darryl's

10.14.2009

Continuing Friday's post- here is the rest of Darryl Carter's D.C. townhouse. It's beautiful--- which all starts with this limestone facade.











Hope you enjoyed the tour. I can't decide which room is my favorite. Possibly the breakfast room or the master bedroom & bath?! Which do you like best?
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*photos via Elle Decor (November 2009 issue)

Martha's Kitchen

10.12.2009

You may remember this post from two weeks ago- where the pumpkin bread won over my daily blog post. Today I was going through my binder of recipes and remembered my pumpkin bread recipe that I've been making for the past couple of years. So I made it today. I may have to email Melissa and tell her to try this one. I think it may just be my favorite.
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3.5 c flour
3 c sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1.5 tsp salt
4 eggs
2/3 c water
1 c oil
1 can pumpkin
3 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ginger

Combine dry ingredients. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. Oh, and this bread is great with some homemade cream cheese icing!

And while on the subject of cooking- too bad my baking this morning wasn't done in this kitchen. I love seeing inside the homes of creative people (esp Martha Stewart).
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