At tiny Urban Threads, it’s about more than just buying nice stuff.
The woman, in her late 40s, knew she wanted to change the look of her bedroom, but wasn’t sure where to start. Jane O’Donoghue, co-owner of the Ellicott City bedding boutique Urban Threads, asked the customer to describe her taste. “I like the way I dress,” the woman told her, gesturing to her tailored white blouse with a Peter-Pan collar, a bright scarf draped around her neck, and the boutique...
A modern family crafts a timeless waterfront home.
It was not the house, but the views of the Naval Academy and the incredible sunsets over the water that sold one Annapolis couple on the Severn River property they bought in 1997. That’s not to suggest they didn’t like the charming saltbox house on the site, which they had lived in for 10 years. But as their two children grew into teenagers, “every time we tried to make the house work for our...
Ziger/Snead architect Joel Pearson’s architecturally important Bolton Hill townhome exudes modern sophistication.
Let There Be Light: Seven years ago, when we bought this place, it was the windows that really drew us. It’s not a very big space, but it feels larger because it’s extended outside with the windows.
A Simple Plan: My partner, Jon, and I are modernists. We like simple, clean spaces—we weren’t going to put grandma’s furniture in here.
Storing Up: The orange pouf is from fab.com. The black Milo...
A wreath is the perfect ornament to add personality and liveliness to the exterior of your home. With so many options to choose from—live, traditional, and unconventional—you can set the tone for any season while symbolizing warmth and togetherness.
Clockwise from top left: Harvest market wreath ($59.95) at Green Fields Nursery & Landscaping. Smith & Hawken rosewood wreath ($39.99) at Target. Magnolia orange leaves wreath ($72.95) at Watson’s Garden Center. Orange gourds wreath ($59.95) at Green Fields Nursery & Landscaping. Twig wreath ($39.95) at Green Fields Nursery & Landscaping. Fall fruit and pinecone wreath ($49.99)...
Have a spa day with just a few common kitchen ingredients.
When it comes to gift giving and watching your wallet, what’s nicer than making your own beauty products to honor the ones you love during the holiday season? For simple, do-it-yourself ideas, we turned to Vesna Stojanovic of Mt. Washington Spa. “Everything you need for beauty can be found in your own kitchen,” says Stojanovic, who touts olive oil and avocado for their natural anti-aging agents...
<p>Your dog will beg for these homemade treats.</p>
Homemade Doggie Treats
Recipe from TheKitchn.com: http://www.thekitchn.com/edible-gift-recipe-homemade-do-134276
Makes: 24 bars
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 melted bacon fat
1/2 cup cold water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
Mix by hand until dough forms.
If dough is too sticky, add...
Ideas for seasonal décor, menus, and more.
No. 1 Centerpiece
The centerpiece is one of the first things that your guests will see as they enter the dining area. But it doesn’t have to be overly ornate, with tons of exotic flowers, to be the center of attention. Budded twigs can have just as much impact while keeping the room modern and festive. Centerpiece by Crimson & Clover Floral Design. Desserts by Patisserie Poupon. Floor...
Our Holiday Entertaining Guide, available in our November 2012 issue, is loaded with too many great ideas to print them all. Below, you'll find additional recipes and instructions.
Dessert: (from page 146)
White chocolate ganache, chocolate ganache, and chocolate mousse dessert. (from page 146)Makes 6 servings Recipe Courtesy of Desert Café
8 ounces White Chocolate Ganache
8 ounces Chocolate Ganache
12 Chocolate Mousse
8 ounces Whipped Cream
6-six ounce mason jars
Clean and sanitize mason jars.
Layer 2 ½ tablespoons of the white...
A mix of vintage and modern cups, saucers, and pots will add personality and excitement to tea time.
Clockwise, from top : Price and Kensington large orange teapot ($22) at Su Casa. Large ($40) and small ($20) metal cake plate at Vintage Bliss. Owl pitcher ($45) at Trohv. Tea Time yellow floral cup and teapot ($35) at Studio C Jewelry & Gifts. Green teapot ($30) at Teavolve. Vintage plates ($3.95/each) and bird cup and saucer ($14) at Sweet Elizabeth Jane. Mint food display stand ($25) at...
Sleep like a baby in this rocking cradle for grownups.
Designer Joe Manus turns found materials into outstanding art and functional furniture with this Mood Rocking Bed. Made in Atlanta, GA, from pieces that would otherwise end up in a landfill, this bed blends modern elements such as its carbon-steel frame with reclaimed wood and is offered in pine, oak, walnut, or calico.
Mood Rocking Bed ($5,000 for queen) at Pad Furniture, 1500 Thames St., 410-...