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A few months ago I completed my DIY makeover on an Ikea Tarva dresser.  It was such fun to transform the simple piece of furniture into something custom.  In researching other ideas for DIY furniture facelifts, I came across these amazing ‘O’verlays’. Designed especially for the beautification of Ikea furniture, these decorative panels are the […]

Ulrike Jurklies


‘Tis the time in my life when some of the people closest to me are tying the knot! I feel lucky to have an inside scoop on event design and am happy to lend a helping hand when I can.  My bestie is getting married this summer and she and I are hard at work […]

Juliette Hogan


My gorgeous cousin is getting hitched this coming year and I couldn’t be happier! She and her fiance live in beautiful Christchurch, New Zealand (he’s a native kiwi) and it’s been such fun to be getting wedding planning updates from afar! This past week, she sent me a link to the amazing Juliette Hogan‘s website.  […]

At Home…


I am a sucker for dumplings.  Any kind of dumpling really, from perogies to shumai, I’m into it.  Recently, I decided it was time to try my hand at making some myself ,and boy, am I glad I did.  Not only were they relatively easy to make- there’s nothing like a freshly made dumpling to […]

On a boat…


I think Pia Jane Bijkerk is one incredibly talented lady.  Her styling, books, and kitchen adventures having me swooning. Perhaps most inspiring, is her lovely little houseboat in Amsterdam.  The ‘petit batuea vert’ was featured a few years back in Anthology Magazine.  I still look back at this spread when I want to dream a […]

At Home…


Happy almost weekend! This week, I’ve have had my nose buried in the new issue of Bon Appetit.  It’s chock full of great recipes, for everything from kimchi to simple salads, and the ‘Hot 10′ of must try restaurants is out!  These simple instructions for making preserved lemons, from the Philip Krajek of Rolf & […]

Dresser Makeover


I had been searching for ages for a large dresser with a little pizzaz and couldn’t find anything affordable that struck my fancy.  I decided I’d make something myself. I started with the Tarva Dresser from Ikea. I liked the fact that it was unfinished- so I could paint it or stain it- and I […]

A Wish List…


I have my eye on a few things at the moment and so to quell the urge to go on a serious shopping spree I thought why not share them with others.  I am loving this artisan apron made from waxed canvas and leather.  Think how hardcore we would look working on flowers in these! […]

And we’re off!


We are off to celebrate Michael & Sierra’s nuptials! We, and about twenty bags (you know we had to lug half of the Trove along to make the table extra special), will be gone for a little over a week.  We’ll let you know about all the details when we return! Have a great week […]