Designer of the Week

A few years ago, I sort of stop thrifting for random stuff and starting pay close attention to the things that really captured my design aesthetics. Although PINTEREST is a great source of inspiration (when curated properly), I often visit other sites that are tailored to my specific taste.

I was browsing a site and I saw a grayish wooden floor. I opened up the gallery and was immediately immersed into the design firm of Boscolo. Everything about their designs are timeless and classic. The choice of fabrics really echo a contemporary luxury that very few blog designs are good at.

I love adding design firms to my inspirational boards if nothing more than to simply be inspired.

I am in the process of redecorating my apartment and I am looking for ways to incorporate high end features on a modest budget. Most of my purchases will be done over time, but I still like to know what is available, so when the time comes for me to purchase I can be informed.

Boscolo design really fuels my desire for a less cluttered space, but still has the ability to offer warmth. I am one of those individuals that enjoy a boutique hotel type feeling in my home. I love for things to be as close to perfect as possible. I am not sure why that is, but its a great feeling for me to have direct order.

If you are interested in viewing my last Room of the Week, click Here!

Dinner Party: Ready Made Food

I am hosting an intimate  dinner for friends this year. The last time I hosted a holiday dinner was about 3 years ago. Since that time life has been a complete whirlwind, but I am excited to host a little something this year. Which is good for me because I need a reason to get the apartment in tip top shape.

Hosting a holiday dinner with all of the norma trimmings mean preparation and cooking. The first part I am okay with. The cooking part? Well, I really don't have any signature dishes I am known for, so bringing in a private chef or having my party catered doesn't sound bad at all.

While I was online yesterday I came across another great option for my dinner party.

Gourmet entrees.

First up are the casseroles and entree dishes.

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Traditional Cornbread Dressing

Sweet Potatoes with Praline Pecans

Swiss Truffle Potatoes

Smoked Gouda Creamed Spinach

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Creamy Parmesan Asparagus

Southwest Squash Casserole

Bourbon Creamed Corn

Hash Brown Casserole with Bacon

Candied Yams

Lobster Stuffed Potatoes

Mac & Cheese with Bacon

Creamy Corn Casserole

Cornbread Dressing & Gravy

Cajun Dirty Rice

Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

Lobster Bisque 

Broccoli & Cheese Casserole

Black Eyed Peas and Sausage

Southern Yams & Peaches 

Julienne Potato Casserole

Corn & Potato Chowder 

Mashed Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Green Bean Casserole

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Shallot & Sage Dressing

 Sage-Roasted Mushrooms

Green Bean Casserole

Crawfish Cornbread & Etouffee

Red Beans & Rice

All of this food is certainly making me wish I was cooking because it looks so good. Alas, I am not, but don't these sides look amazing. I still cant believe you can actually order these and they can come directly to your house. 

Are you cooking for the holidays?

Room Of the Week

Let me catch my breath.


Much of social media has become saturated with design enthusiasts. Many of those enthusiasts share their homes and design favorites and a lot of it is great, but not my style. When I came across this space by Habachy Design out of Atlanta, GA, I felt as if I could move right in and if the opportune presented itself; I would. Everything about this home is me. The color palette is a dead ringer for my dream space.

I know many of you (because most of you are females) don't like dark spaces, but I love it. I am not sure who they designed it for, but I am sending an email, tweet and DM and asking for a reservation for the next dinner event.

I wonder what the kitchen looks like?

Just in case you were disappointed because you didn't see any pink, teal or chevron in this space, here is another room he designed, but you will have to visit his site to see more of it. lol.