Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fantastic Summer Smoothie

I came across this smoothie recipe in Parade magazine and just had to share it. It riffs on the Mojito minus the alcohol. I altered it slightly.

Drop into a blender ::

1 cup of coconut water or plain water
1 tsp of finely grated lime zest
2 limes peeled and quartered
1 cup torn kale leaves - spinach works too
1/2 cup packed mint leaves
2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
Blend until smooth. I think I ended up adding about 1/2 cup more coconut water. What I did not finish I put in the refrigerator and used the next day with a handful of ice and blended again! It's very refreshing and summery with a gorgeous green color.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Before/After :: An Art Grouping for a Family Hangout Space

Our client has a very restful family room :: fresh paint on the walls, new carpet, and a color palette that invites calm.  We decided to group some of her favorite photographs that evoke a nature scene.  In fact, they all involve water!  It was fun to play around with layout, keeping in mind the frame style and the size of the overall grouping.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fun Indoor Foliage

Bringing some green into your living spaces creates a whole new focal point and is an easy way to decorate. The crazy piece of foliage in this first picture is what I cut off a larger plant. This leaf was too low to the ground and was always getting squashed. So I trimmed it - and stuck it into a nice unused vase. I'm told this type of cut leaf will last in water for weeks! So much easier than flowers that die quickly. You can use these fronds alone or with other cutting for very dramatic and large displays. My living room feels so chic now!