Saturday, January 30, 2016

DIY: signature nightstands

When I started looking for nightstands to go with our tufted grey bed with hammered nailheads, I had no idea that this is what I would end up with. I thought of many different options - small to large desk-like nightstands that could serve as vanity. There are two windows that flank each side of the bed. So my option was to go compact or large vanity-like desk that would sit in front of the window giving me natural light for the vanity. But then I actually set up my vanity before I found my nightstands. It's a small vanity made of a shelf drawer with brackets underneath for support. I will post about that soon!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Dwell: a summery botanic dining corner

The way I decorate our home is always in constant evolution. What I mean by that is that I am always changing things up as I stumble upon new ideas and objects. So I cannot say that this is my completed dining space. But our dining table has arrived finally; hence the blog post. The dining is at a point where I can take a breather and focus on other areas of the home. So meet my dining corner. It is part of the kitchen and we chose not to have an additional formal dining space. 

What makes eating here great are the four windows that line the wall. Sunlight streams through them onto the table, the linen, the plates and glasses. Where the windows turn the corner, the glass framed patio door is placed. And this gives a nopen corner view around the dining area. Weekend brunches feel real warm and summery even if it is freezing outside. 

We added the bamboo roman shades to the windows which brought a layer of warmth to the place. I was afraid of the pattern of the chair and the rug colliding but they work since they have complimenting colors. After I ordered the white table I wondered if it would clash with the linen chairs but it looks terrific to me. Our counter granite is black and the white table is a great contrast to it. Hope to share more photos and stories around the house. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Travel: quebec city, quebec, canada

First of all I need to apologize for taking so long to post something. We went through the process of owning our first home recently and it has been way too overwhelming. But the good news is that there will be lots of new DIY projects and images coming your way. I have been posting a lot of Instagram and Facebook if you are keeping track. 

So here is a long overdue post on our trip to Quebec. There are lots more photos to share since we took over a thousand photographs combined. There are two amazing churches that needs to be shared in pictures with you. Looking at these photographs only makes me wonder how I managed to come back to Dallas. I have never seen such a beautiful city as Quebec City. Yet! ;)

This city has a bit of everything in it which is very evident when you look through the set of selected images here. It was very hard to pick and choose. One of the oldest cities in North America, the city sits on the Saint Lawrence River and there are amazing views of the River since the city is also very hilly. The city still preserves the colonial fort that dates back to 1608 and its narrow streets, stone walls, cobblestone streets, palatial roofs and flamboyant architecture gives it an European feel. This European feel is all throughout Quebec. Remember my post on Montreal

Take the photo journey...

Monday, August 31, 2015

Food: german inspired meat stuffed cabbage

This recipe is dedicated to my wonderful friend Anja. Yes, she is German and she inspired me to make this tasty dish. There are various types of stuffed cabbage in the German cuisine. I obviously added my own flavor to it. I used ground beef to make this but any other ground meat can be used to make this dish even more healthier than it already is. I will definitely try other variations to this recipe since it was so effortless to make. 

Ingredients I used,

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