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02.14.17

BREAKFAST IN BED

breakfast in bed | designlovefest

happy valentine’s day! let’s all celebrate by making breakfast in bed for ourselves or someone we love! i’m not exactly sure what makes breakfast in bed feel like such a luxury but it certainly feels like one. since childhood it has been something that i look forward to. there are seven children in my family and we’d each get waffles in bed on our birthday. all of my siblings and parents would come in together singing happy birthday carrying a plate with a homemade waffle the size of my head and it felt exciting, every time.

breakfast in bed | designlovefest

the waffle recipe i use now is one i adapted from allrecipes.com and it’s the perfect amount of crunch on the outside with soft in the center. the trick is beating the egg whites on their own before adding the yolk. for this post we decided to make them chocolate by adding cocoa powder but that’s an addition that you can easily leave out. also, this recipe only requires one bowl making it a very practical recipe to whip together in the early morning hours. we hope you enjoy your day celebrating all of the love in your life and all of the love you give to others!  – joanie

breakfast in bed | designlovefest
breakfast in bed | designlovefest

waffles
serves 8 (the batter keeps for one week in an air tight container in the refrigerator, mix well before using)
• 2 eggs
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 3/4 cups milk
• 1/2 cup coconut oil
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 2 tablespoon white sugar
• 4 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 2 tablespoons cacao powder (optional)
• topping options: strawberries, whipped cream, pomegranate seeds, maple syrup…
breakfast in bed | designlovefest
breakfast in bed | designlovefest

• separate your eggs and beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. then beat in the egg yolks. add all of the other ingredients and mix until just incorporated.

breakfast in bed | designlovefest
breakfast in bed | designlovefest

• heat your waffle iron to medium/high heat, add batter and cook until browned on the outside (don’t undercook as they’ll get soggy!)

• serve hot with coffee and toppings!

breakfast in bed | designlovefest

styling by: joanie cusack and ivan solis
photos by: ivan solis

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04.27.16

FELIZ BEDDING GIVEAWAY

feliz bedding giveaway | designlovefest

enter to win a bedding set from feliz bedding! they have some really fun patterns and prints. aren’t these brush strokes the cutest? the whole collection is perfect for mix and matchingit’s colorful and fun but all blends together really well.

bedding giveaway | designlovefest
bedding giveaway | designlovefest

we love the simple polka dots too… what are your favorites? click through below the enter and let us know! good luck everyone!

bedding giveaway | designlovefest
bedding giveaway | designlovefest
bedding giveaway | designlovefest

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04.12.16

PARACHUTE HOME LINEN BEDDING

parachute bedding | designlovefest

my husband calls me the queen of zen so there is no question that i take my bedroom (mostly my bed) very seriously. we live in a small apartment in los angeles where every square foot counts so we’ve focused on keeping our space simple and classic. i fell into parachute sheets last year when we received a set as a wedding gift and i’ve never looked back. their sheets are the softest, best quality and never treated with chemicals. they’ve since become the DLF office favorite so when they asked us if we wanted to announce the launch of their new blush line of linens the answer was a resounding yes.

parachute bedding | designlovefest
parachute bedding | designlovefest
parachute bedding | designlovefest

their sheets are garment washed so the color is subtle and reads differently depending on the light. not even my husband minded the pink hue. we already had a lot of color going on in our room but i love how the pink tied in with the chair in the corner and the mint side tables. i also love that all of their pillowcases have a back envelope closure – it makes the bed look that much more pulled together without the extra fabric.

parachute bedding | designlovefest
parachute bedding | designlovefest
parachute bedding | designlovefest

we previously had the white sateen sheets on our bed  and the accent pillows perfectly transitioned to the new sheets (pillow on the right is from NOON, center pillow from Minna, and far left is one we picked up in Argentina).

parachute bedding | designlovefest
parachute bedding | designlovefest
parachute bedding | designlovefest

so there you have it, our tiny piece of bedroom heaven!

parachute bedding | designlovefest

they also just started making towels which bri has been raving about. (bri chiming in here, get the towels for real, i love them) i’ve added them to my birthday list! what’s your secret to a zen bedroom? i’m always looking for new ideas!
photos by: ivan solis

(this post is sponsored by parachute, a home textile company that we love and support). 

03.22.16

BEDROOM UPDATE

bedroom update | designlovefest

i always have a hard time actually FINISHING a room. i move in, get 1 or 2 new things and then just stop there. with this house, i am making an effort to polish the rooms with the details at the end. hang the pictures, get a new mattress (mine was yeeeears old), update your bedding, install new closet doors, hang the pendant light, paint the walls…it’s a slow process but feels really satisfying once it’s done!

bedroom update | designlovefest

have you heard of leesa mattresses? it’s so cool that you can order it to your doorstep in a small box, unwrap, and it expands right in front of your eyes. verrrrry easy and also ideal for small spaces. i also like that even though it’s covered up by sheets, the pretty grey and white stripes are on there. i appreciate those design details. not to mention it’s comfortable and gives me a more even sleep position instead of rolling into the middle of my mattress every night!

bedroom update | designlovefest
bedroom update | designlovefest
bedroom update | designlovefest

try the mattress out for 100 days and return it without any hassle if you aren’t into it! and they’ll take it back with ease, without a whole laundry list of rules you have to follow to get your money back. use the promo code DLF for $75 off your purchase if you’re interested in trying it yourself.

bedroom update | designlovefest
bedroom update | designlovefest

another detail i added are my new wooden closet doors with gold handles (shop here). i worked with a contractor to build the new doors. there were those ikea sliding fabric panels when i moved in, and i wasn’t really a fan of the color and how masculine they felt. i wanted something easy on the eyes and a little more unique than just white doors. i’m really into the raw wood look in decor right now, so i just went for it. i love how they look with the new light too (from ikea!) i added a wood trim at the top to cover up the track and keep it clean.

bedroom update | designlovefest

there are a few more things i want to do in the bedroom before it’s fully finished, but it’s getting there!!

(this post is sponsored by Leesa, a cool company that makes a really comfortable mattress). use the promo code DLF for $75 off your purchase! 

photos by ivan solis

02.22.16

ORGANIZING THE BEDROOM!

organize the bedroom | designlovefest

since moving into my new house back in october i’ve been trying to be really diligent about creating a space that’s reflective of me and my taste but also equally functional and efficient. in terms of keeping the house organized, i would say my biggest obstacle is my bedroom, clothing, shoes, accessories, etc. all needed a home. i worked with IKEA to create an organizational solution for my under bed storage area and really love how it turned out. it’s amazing how much more peaceful and productive my mornings are when i’m not searching for my matching sock as i’m running out the door.

organize the bedroom | designlovefest

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