Hello and happy Monday! I hope your weekend was wonderful and full of beautiful things. Summer has officially arrived and we celebrated with a weekend brunch on our newly re-designed patio. I also visited many shops and picked up several summer essentials.
One of my favourite ways to decorate is casual elegance. I love touches of elegance as with the chandelier, faucet, white marble paired with rustic, reclaimed woods. The duo especially stands out with the stark, white walls and cabinets. Recently, a client that is building a new home outside of San Diego chose something similar; however, she preferred black furniture and different counter tops. The contrast is just as beautiful! I am anxiously awaiting the photos once it is completed.
A similar combination in this dining room. I love the dining table! It gives the room warmth and the more warn it becomes, it adds to it’s charm… revealing it has a history and seen many celebrations.
Again, a reclaimed dining table and slip-covered chairs to give the room a relaxed atmosphere. I love the contrast of the light table with the dark floors. I have this in my home as well. Tip: It’s best to have the chairs covered in a solution dyed fabric or treated… I can’t image what they would be like in a month in my home with three children!
I thought I would share one of my favourite summer recipes with you.
1 pound Bing cherries
2 tablespoons sugar
Coconut ice cream
One 14-ounce can coconut milk
1 cup cream
One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
If you would like help in creating a home you love, please contact me at Brenda@atelierdhautedesign.com