October is Fall and Apple Picking and Halloween and Pumpkins. We make our first of many batches of Pumpkin Cookies right about now. Makes many but they go fast.
Pumpkin Cookies – makes 6 dozen
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour
What a tribute to a legendary Italian cook – her recipe included in her obituary in the New York Times.
In Emilio Romagna last summer we had many versions of the pasta from the region she was raised in.
Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce
Soon to make our annual pilgramage to London. It is our favorite city, (after New York of course, we are New Yorkers). Its history, culture, parks and museums, even the food is good these days. The bookstores for books not yet published in the US, are great for a brutal reader like myself. The array [...]
Here are ten:
1. Problem Solving – an interior designer is an expert in space planning, color, scale and light. And that particular problem that plagues you.
2. Avoiding Mistakes – this is a big one, mistakes are expensive. Designers have the experience to know what will work the first time.
3. Resources [...]
Our 9′ x 15′ design studio floor plan!
Interior Design is a process. It can be overwhelming, expensive and fraught with error. You can do it yourself if you are confident of you taste, have the resources, an infinite attention to detail, lots of time, love [...]
Green for all Seasons
As the season changes I reflect on my spring garden just a few short months ago, all abloom and in perfect shades of green. My outdoor “room” is accessorized with an ancient iron trellis found at my weekly haunt, The Georgetown Flea Market, and placed behind our pond. [...]
How does the process begin?
Interior Design for me is a process that begins with listening. What does the client need, want, think, feel about their project. Just as important is what they don’t want, and are not comfortable with.
I feel my job is to bring them enough of a selection that [...]
Cool and Crisp and Clear.
These are our gorgeous fall mornings.
As I walk through the garden early morning I see the light as it reveals the slight changes occurring each day as the new season progresses. Some leaves already turning amber, green leaves beginning to take on a different hue, and [...]
If you love coming home, so will your guests. A welcoming entry sets the stage, warm and inviting, the first glimpse of what’s inside and the invitation to see more. It begins with the wall color, a lovely paint or wallcovering. Do include an interesting rug beneath your feet, a small vintage [...]
Do I need bookshelves?
Well, maybe I do altho I rather like this “arrangement” where all my books are handy. Recent past, present, and future. Fall a good time to reconsider shelves. Always a new beginning, a new season, moving indoors after summer days and the freshening up projects that will make [...]