Fall 2014 Color Story & Drink Recipe: Blood Orange

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A Very Berry Blood Orange Margarita:

A Very Berry Blood Orange Margarta

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 10-12 raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 6 fresh strawberries
  • 2-3 oz agave nectar
  • 2 ounces orange liqueur
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 3 ounces blood orange juice (2-3 oranges)
  • 3 ounces tequila, preferably Reposado
  • salt for the rim, lime/orange wedges for garnish

Preparation

  1. Combine equal parts of salt and sugar and spread on a saucer. Rub the rim of each glass with a lime wedge and then dip the edge into the salt/sugar combination.
  2. Put the raspberries and strawberries into a cocktail shaker with a Tbsp of agave nectar and using a muddler or the back of a large spoon, smash the berries and mix well.
  3. Add the remaining agave nectar with the orange liqueur, lime juice, blood orange juice and tequila in the cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake for approximately 30 second until ice cold.
  4. Strain the liquid through a mesh strainer to remove the solids.
  5. Fill the rimmed glasses with ice and pour mixture into the glasses. Garnish with an orange slice, lime section and strawberry.

(Recipe & Photo from: Creative Culinary)

Pieces for Under $150

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8 Spaces You Need To See: Part IV

interiors-blog-about-design (ABOVE) You need to see the beautiful coffee table, side table, and console table in this space. The coffee table looks like the beginnings of what would be a pyramid. I love the finish. The side table is very different, a red lacquered piece that looks to be from the 70s period. Lastly, the console table to the right is classic and could be English. What a great mix!

Today’s 8 Spaces post is a mix of styles. From clean, white spaces with pops of greenery to spaces with an eclectic mix of furnishings. Today’s post is all about eclectic rooms. I’m a huge fan of travel and love spaces that bring in pieces from all over the world. A living room with an area rug from your travels to Morocco or a side table from Italy are the best one’s. These space’s are the most impactful and you find yourself talking about your adventures when you have guests over. When furnishing your home choose pieces that are meaningful to you. Don’t just head to West Elm or Crate and Barrel to furnish the whole house. It’s harder and may take more time to hand select each piece, and wait for the right one, but well worth it. Your home won’t look like a catalog, but a home. What do you think of the space’s, which spaces is your favorite?

blog-about-design-rafael-dieguez (ABOVE) What you need to see in this space are the vintage armchairs, Tulip dining table, and Louis fireplace. The metal vintage armchairs reflect the light beautifully in this space. The Tulip dining table is clean and is a great base for the other pieces. The Louis fireplace adds a touch of glamour and elegance to this otherwise modern space.

blog-about-design-interiors-joe-mimran (ABOVE) This space is a good example of how a space can be simple, yet be personal. The armchair has a very clean Northern European look. Art is also a great thing to collect from the various locations you visit.

blog-about-design (ABOVE) I love how the outside comes into the living room. What an incredible view! The armchairs look very 1920s American, while the sofa feels more contemporary. The tables look very Northern European! Such a great mix of pieces and periods in this space.

tamara-mellon-home (ABOVE) This space is very subtle when it comes to a room filled with personal pieces. Here, the books add that personal touch! The chandelier adds a nice traditional touch to the space while the furnishings are very 70s.

nicole-najafi-blog-about-design (ABOVE) I love how the classic, English painting, traditional bed frame, and Indian pillows all work together in this space. This photograph is a great example of a room with a fabulous collection.

living-madrid-blog-about-design (ABOVE) I see two styles in this space! Classic 70s and Northern European. The purple rug, arm chair, and chandelier are 70s and the table lamp is Northern European.

kelly-wearstler-office (ABOVE) This Kelly Wearstler entry way is incredible. I love the table it feels very international. It almost looks like it’s made out of parts of instruments.

Two Looks

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On the left, I’ve styled a more sophisticated look. On the right I’ve styled a more fun, day-to-day look. Both of these looks are great for a day of errands or a business casual meeting. Which look is your favorite?

Wear That Space

fashion-interiors-blog (ABOVE) The orange arm chairs bring you into the living area. A great way of modernizing more traditional furnishings like these two armchairs is reupholstering them with a bright color or modern print. The print on the walls brings the whole space together. Get this dress and these sunnies to “Wear the Space”!

I’m so excited to feature this stunning, northern Virginia home, designed by Raji Radhakrishnan! This modern eclectic home has so much personality and charm it shouldn’t be legal. From the moment you pass through the front entrance you’re greeted by plush fabrics and subtle pops of color. I’m a huge fan of white walls and bringing colorful pieces into your home to liven the space. Raji did an excellent job balancing color with simplicity. The office is my favorite space in the home. I’m a bit of a book nerd so wall to wall shelving is a must. The space is a great mix of modern and traditional.

When choosing fashion picks to embody the space, I stuck to simple forms that have a bit of a kick. I choose pieces that work great on their own, but even better when mixed and matched. Take Raji’s living room for example. Each piece is simple with a kick, however, when brought together the pieces have a new life. What do you think of the space? Would you “Wear that Space?

fashion-interiors-blog (ABOVE) The living room is a wonderful space to come home to. My eye immediately goes to the print. White walls should be adorned with colorful artwork to liven the space.

fashion-interiors-blog (ABOVE) Another view of the living room. Raji brought both modern and traditional pieces into this space. The clean lines of these pieces and the unassuming colors allows this to work.

Raji RM Interior Designer Decorator Washington DC New York 1j (ABOVE) I love this sculpture in the hallway. It’s simple, yet very powerful. This photograph is such a great example of symmetrical spaces.

fashion-interiors-blog (ABOVE) The family room features this plush red velvet sofa. I’d love to curl up on this sofa after a long day. I found the choice of art to be very daring in this space. The print gives the illusion of one walking though a subway station.

fashion-interiors-blog (ABOVE) The brown, black, and white color palette in this space creates for a very rich looking office. I’m in love with the desk chair. Such a simple, strong piece. The circular design around the light fixture gives this space a modern, fresh feel. Get this bag and this jacket (a splurge piece for sure!) to “Wear the Space”.

fashion-interiors-blog (ABOVE) The dining room is a bit of an art gallery. A traditional table with two modern chairs. Modern art and a 1960s Italian chandelier bring this space together. Get this tote (it’s on sale!) and this necklace to “Wear the Space”.

fashion-interiors-blog (ABOVE) This all white kitchen is the perfect setting to cook your favorite meals. Raj painted the back of the upper cabinet blue to add some color to this space. What a great idea! Raj also forwent the backsplash, I can appreciate how Raj designed this space without succumbing to standard kitchen elements.

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