10.18.17

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 88

“a photograph from carmen mitrotta inspired this week’s color palette.” –maddy

(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)

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10.18.17

THE SELBY

i used to look at sooooo many websites for inspiration. the selby definitely was one of them. i rarely go to sites anymore and i miss it sometimes. it was fun to scroll around on the selby today. love that little cactus store in echo park too!

  

10.17.17

SMALL SPACE LIVING

small space living | designlovefest

my husband and i live in an apartment that is approximately 750 square feet so it’s very important that we make use of every inch of space. our kitchen in particular is really small and i love to cook and bake so we have to be strategic in the layout. when we moved in, we installed open shelving which was crucial since we have almost no storage. we use the shelves both aesthetically and functionally (they require frequent dusting, but in my opinion, they are worth it!)

small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest

Nespresso asked us if we wanted to try out their new smaller, sleeker essenza mini and we were game! i use my Nespresso frequently so i keep it out and the new design is much narrower which is awesome if you have limited space, like us. even though we have a small space, we really like to host people. one of the easiest things to make if you’re hosting is to create something simple that you can set out in dishes and let people assemble however they’d like. it allows people to create it the way they like and also doesn’t involve too much time spent assembling and plating everything. for brunch, egg sandwiches do the trick. you can also set out your Nespresso with a variety of capsules and the aeroccino and people can make the drink of their choice, an espresso shot, americano, latte, etc. the pods come in all sorts of strengths and flavors so it’s fun to experiment.

small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest

for the egg sandwiches, i prefer fried eggs but you could also make a big batch of scrambled eggs. we made veggie sandwiches today but you could add bacon, ham, or sausage as well which would be great. the addition of basil and mozzarella on these is really good, don’t skip that part!

small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest

egg sandwiches
what you’ll need:

• eggs, either fried or scrambled
• cheese – mozzarella or any other variety
• spicy mayo – mayo plus Sriracha
• spinach
• sliced tomato
• basil
• avocado
• micro greens or pea sprouts
• salt + pepper

small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest
small space living | designlovefest

• cook your eggs as desired, once they are cooked leave the pan on and add your spinach while it’s still hot, drop a bit of water (a tablespoon or two) into the hot pan so that it creates steam. mix the spinach around and let it wilt, remove from the heat and set aside. i like to prepare my greens this way because it doesn’t require any oil, dirty another pan or require that you take out your steaming basic.

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Images by: Ivan Solis

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10.13.17

WEEKEND AT HOME / 85

buying wall art tends to get addicting for me. i love to switch up art pieces in my home often. it’s a fun way to redecorate without having to change a ton of things, and wall decor can really make or break a space. here are a few pieces i’ve had my eye on lately. what type of wall art do you love? let me know in the comments! – erika

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10.12.17

DRESS YOUR TECH / FALL FAVORITES

fall is here and we’re sharing a few favorite desktops for the season! click the links below to download these festive desktops. happy fall!

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