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For as long as I can remember I have almost wallpapered a wall. I love wallpaper. I think it gives a home a finished look but it seems so permanent so I've never actually done it. The last image is triangular wall stickers. Maybe I'll do this not so permanent option for Luca and Julian's bedroom.

the tulip table

I love a tulip table for a breakfast nook or with a banquette like the iconic white tulip table designed by Eero Saarinen in the 1950s for Knoll. Saarinen, a former sculpture, was trying to get rid of the "slum of legs" found under chairs and tables with four legs. 

winter recipes

shitake bok choy soba bowl via a house in the hills
broccoli strascinati via saveur
brussels sprout fried rice via connoisseurus veg
italian kale sprouts via raleys
salt and vinegar roasted potatoes via the wholesome dish
southern chess pie via she wears many hats
Oh my gosh, it's 3˚ here in NYC! Luca is on winter break so we've been going on little adventures throughout the city. Today we had plans to go downtown to Chinatown for dim sum but it's way too cold so we're staying in. I found these savory winter recipes online that would be great on a cold day like today and I've been craving Southern Chess pie like my Grandmother used to make.

our home tour: the nest

all photos by Alexis Johnson for the nest
I was so excited when Alexis Johnson, Style Director of The Nest reached out to me about featuring our New York City apartment in a home tour. It was such a great experience and she was just the sweetest! See the complete home tour here on The Nest. 

creative spaces for kids

I love these creative spaces for kids. No matter what type of room, I always try to carve out a little section for my boys. In the kitchen there's a tiny chalkboard wall, on the front door there's a magnetized abc game, in the living room a wooden alphabet hangs on a gallery wall and a felt basket is full of wooden train tracks. When Luca was a toddler, every summer we would stay in the same Victorian home in San Francisco while the family traveled to Germany for the summer. It was the most adorable home and what left the biggest impression on me was the little creative spaces carved out in each room for their son. In the kitchen, there was a window seal with a little car, some stones and other things displayed for him. On the kitchen table - a jar of paint brushes and paper and in his room hung a swing. They've since moved so we no longer stay there anymore but their thoughtfulness in decorating for their whole family left a lasting impression on me.