Thursday, June 28, 2012

handsome at the office

A handsome desk is a sophisticated desk. Keep is simple with clean lines, rich wood and why not add an interesting architectural element! I am seriously loving the wood, leather and grey combination these days - you can't seem to go wrong! 


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xo sara

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

hummingbird nest ranch

This magical wedding took place at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch on a sunny afternoon. 



This stone patio is to die for!

Photography by Kurt Boomer Photo



Thursday, June 21, 2012

traditional mexican chairs

When my grandparents first built the family cabin over 50 years ago, they took a trip to Mexico where they picked up a few items including tin masks, wall hangings, tables and chairs. I have always been a fan of the original decor because I am certain that no one else has a ski cabin with traditional Mexican furniture and art like we do! I stumbled across this picture with the same chairs we have, who knew that my grandparents were so trendy!


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Sunday, June 17, 2012

happy father's day

After a long week at work, why not treat your father to a wine and cheese party on the deck. You have all summer to barbeque. Surprise your Dad with the unexpected.



When entertaining think about what you are serving and what you are serving it on. Less can be more so what ever you do, make it special for dad. A light and easy appetizer can be cheese and crackers. Get a fresh French stick from a local bakery and his favorite cheese. When serving cheese, it is recommended to leave it out a few hours before serving so the cheese is ripe.  Serve with a splash of colour, a glass of wine and a smile on your face.


Happy Father’s Day Dad!

All images taken by Sara Russell Interiors





Wednesday, June 13, 2012

peaceful mill home

This home was once a mill and has now been revamped into a peaceful home. The exposed brick and beams truly keep with the originality of the building. 



To see more images of this mill home, please visit Dust Jacket


xo sara

Monday, June 11, 2012

camel

One day I will go to the desert and ride on a camel! They are such unique looking animals that stand tall and proud amongst the sand. Decorating with camel prints or sculptures really gives a space a subtle middle eastern feel. 


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Sunday, June 10, 2012

blueberry crisp

Ricky Lauren has spent countless summers in The Hamptons and has now written a book with a taste of her favourite delicious recipes. Below is her scrumptious Blueberry Crisp which was featured in this month's Lonny Mag.


For the Base:
3  cups fresh blueberries
2 tablespoons of sugar
Juice and zest of 1 lemon

For the crisp topping:
3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) salted butter softened 

Preheat oven to 375°F

Bake until golden on top, 40 to 45 minutes 

If you are interested in more about "Ricky Lauren The Hamptons" visit www.ralphlauren.com



Saturday, June 9, 2012

peony season

It's peony season as the buds are starting to come up in the garden. There is nothing quite like a peony - each one is so individual and capture your heart. When you find them in the garden it's like seeing them for the first time every time. They take you're breath away. Peonies are adorable cut down in a short vase or carefully placed on top of a three teared cake. 





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Thursday, June 7, 2012

popsicles & champagne

I always crave a popsicle on a hot day! Why not pair it with a glass of champagne?

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

urban camping

There is something about sleeping on the ground in a sleeping bag that doesn't quit tickle my fancy. I have been on my fair share of camping trips over the years and I have to say that a blow up mattress seems to be doing the trick! On our next family camping trip, I am going to strongly suggest us renting an urban camping trailer.

If you are planning a trip to Austria, do check out Hotel Daniel for a luxury camping adventure! It has everything such as hard wood floors, a bathtub and comfy beds. Sign me up!





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Monday, June 4, 2012

black & white stripes

Black and white stripes are so classic and look amazing on a hat or on a backyard canopy. If you can't decide on a specific colour, go simple! This combination will never go out of style and you can always accessorize around it.






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