Archive for the ‘INTERIORS’ Category

08.30.20

15 GETAWAYS IN NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA

I can’t say enough about this place in tucson! we stayed here for our honeymoon and it was truly one of the best design places i’ve ever stayed. this is the saguaro suite here.

and this is the agave suite above. it’s a 5 bedroom hotel, so you have access to the amazing kitchens, hang out areas, lounge pits etc. there is also the ocotillo suite here, the cholla room, and the yucca room. DEFINITELY CHECK THIS PLACE OUT for a romantic weekend away!

this adorable authentic home in santa fe, walking distance to the plaza and a cute little oasis outside.

mid-century decor, a little patio, and cool house details. an apartment in tucson that’s only $94 a night.

a cottage in santa fe with a private garden and a pink fridge 🙂

click through for full round up! 

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08.27.20

10 RETREATS FROM NEW YORK

I had a lot of people write me that they would like more getaways airbnb’s in other cities, so let’s do east coast this time! we are planning on spending a month or two on shelter island this winter. can’t wait for cooking by the fire, and working from a new location while enjoying a slower speed of life in nature. I always hesitate to book places in advance because you never know what can come up, but I am realizing that in a time where we are mostly inside our own home, it really helps to have a getaway to look forward to. and I think we are gonna drive across country!

here’s 10 places that would be fun to book with family or close friends in your quarantine crew this fall or winter…

new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest

a 3 bedroom home in woodstock with stunning architecture & cool details everywhere.

new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest

a two hour drive from new york, this 1970’s A-frame is near skiing and seems like a winter dream.

new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest

a historic house in hudson with a lot of charm. that kitchen is amazing!

new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest

this charming 2 bedroom cottage, a short walk to the beach. would love to be here in the fall with that yard!

new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest

SEE ALL 10 HOMES AFTER THE JUMP…

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09.04.19

FOR YOUR WALLS

julia dittberner | designlovefest

my friend julia lives in Japan and creates the most beautiful pieces using acrylic and collage. i love the color wheels she created and also the wood panel art. her colors, textures and lines are so soothing. (and all of her prices including international shipping from japan!) you can see all of her work here. a few of my favorites below…

julia dittberner | designlovefest
julia dittberner | designlovefest
julia dittberner | designlovefest
julia dittberner | designlovefest

and a couple of her color wheels that i love…

julia dittberner | designlovefest

julia dittberner | designlovefest

 

03.19.19

KITCHEN REMODEL

this kitchen is where we spend A LOT of our time. it opens up to our dining room and living room, and some of my favorite moments are me standing at the stove while justin sits at the bar and entertains me, or when i can watch and interact with everyone mingling on the couch.

before i moved in the previous owners had taken the kitchen from what looked like this…

and completely transformed it so when i moved in, it looked like the below photos. it’s SO impressive what they turned the space into! after living here for a few years i wanted to add some personal touches and updates to the room. my good friend sarah sherman samuel has such amazing taste and helped us bring some new life into the kitchen. (she also designed our patio HERE and our dining room HERE)

AFTER:

the first thing we decided on was the CABINETS! they were already ikea cabinets with silver pulls and luckily sarah has this gorgeous line of semihandmade doors that fit perfectly with what we currently had (best ikea hack!) this subtle update made such a big difference in person.

the brass handles elevated the design and made it feel much more like my personality. i love how they age and grow with character over time. sarah also designed these handles for park studio! she’s a multi-talented gal alright.

these are the specific shapes we used: the half moon and the ottawa

we also added a semihandmade floating shelf for some extra storage up top!

and how about the backsplash! cannot forget that. i went so back and forth, do i go crazy colorful? all white? pattern? all marble? we finally landed on this brass inlay tile from tabarka studio (they have some seriously awesome tile) and sarah designed this unique way of laying it out. i LOVE the end result and the shine it has in the morning light. it really ties the space together.

our little kitchen nook we kept simple and full of light. the table is from yliving and the chairs are from article (they are actually really comfortable and work outside too). the light above the table is from ikea. maybe someday i will add some benches for more storage, but for now i love the simplicity!

you can see sarah’s process on her blog and domino did a fun write-up about it here too! these small changes and some styling made such a big visual difference and make me happy on a daily basis. slowly but surely making each room in this house very special to us. thank you sarah for your help and beautiful taste!

and thank you tessa neustadt, my favorite interior photographer for capturing these stunning photos! she has A+ taste too, check out her instagram here.

let me know if you have any questions! xx bri

02.27.19

SAMSUNG KBIS + PAD SEE EW!

Samsung KBIS | designlovefest

last week we went to vegas for a quick two day trip to the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. i was excited to see all the new appliances that Samsung is introducing! i have their flex duo and family hub fridge in my house and they have been great supporters of my cooking journey this past year. i never thought i’d become such a kitchen nerd but i truly am, i get so thrilled even thinking about cooking and i loved learning the in’s and out’s of their new products. The Chef Collection has a lot of the same features of the industrial ovens we’re using in cooking school. i never realized how important temperature is until culinary school, and being able to adjust a burner to super intense heat and also simmer consistently at a very low temp is awesome.

AND! i’m going to show you joanie’s new favorite recipe for pad see ew (so quick and easy) and a look at the new products samsung has available for those of you looking to update your kitchen!

Samsung KBIS | designlovefest
Samsung KBIS | designlovefest

i love how they styled their new Tuscan Kitchen collection. the whole idea with this collection was to bring nature and home together, so they created this earthy tone that goes great with woods and natural textures. i also love that the color really compliments its surroundings and picks up the hues of what it’s next to.

Samsung KBIS | designlovefest
Samsung KBIS | designlovefest

they worked with Samsung Club des Chef members, an advisory board of Michelin-starred chefs for Samsung Kitchen Appliances, including Chef Kostow on creating the Chef Collection, using their years of restaurant kitchen experience and bringing that to the home cook. there was so much cool technology and connectivity (feels like the future) like being able to pre-heat your oven from your phone, knobs that tell you if you left a burner on, steam cooking capabilities, etc. as well as simple nice design details, like how you can get a fridge that blends seamlessly into your walls and cabinets, matching the finish and having a completely flat exterior. the matte black color is super cool too.

thanks for having us, Samsung!

ok, let’s make a recipe…

Samsung KBIS | designlovefest
Samsung KBIS | designlovefest

this recipe is from the night + market cookbook which if you haven’t purchased you definitely should, it’s amazing!

Samsung KBIS | designlovefest

what you’ll need// if you have a thai market in your town, go! but if not, many of the items are available for order online.

• 1 cup chopped tofu
• 1/2 cup blanched broccoli, chopped
• fresh pad see ew noodles (some whole food carry them, or your thai market!)
• egg
• 1 tablespoon black soy sauce (this is a thicker, slightly sweet soy sauce!)
• 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
• 2 tablespoons seasoning sauce (this is chef yenbramroong’s special sauce, it’s 1 1/2 cups thai seasoning sauce, 1 cup oyster sauce, 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, mix it all up and keep in your fridge to use as need!)

Samsung KBIS | designlovefest
Samsung KBIS | designlovefest
Samsung KBIS | designlovefest

one tip he gives in the book is to not double up the recipe, if you want to make more than one serving, do them in separate batches to maintain the proper heat in the wok and not over crowd it.

Samsung KBIS | designlovefest
Samsung KBIS | designlovefest

  1. heat your wok until it starts to smoke, add 2 tablespoons canola oil and swirl. add in the tofu and cook until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. add in the noodles, sprinkling with the sugar so they don’t stick. add the 2 tablespoons seasoning sauce and mix. throw in the broccoli.
  3. push everything to one side and crack the egg, let cook for 10-15 seconds and then mix in all together.
  4. pour the black soy sauce over everything and mix well. let sit on the heat for 1-2 more minutes, stirring occasionally. remove and serve!

Samsung KBIS | designlovefest
Samsung KBIS | designlovefest

really couldn’t be simpler! don’t be intimidated to try this, once you get the ingredients you’ll have them on hand for many batches of pad see ew to come!

Samsung KBIS | designlovefest

(this post was created in partnership with Samsung)

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