This beautiful vignette of books stacked on a table.
I’m all about black and white ensembles. This look is perfect for summer.
I’ve been lusting over Moroccan blankets for a long time, but this blue version needs to be in our new apartment.
Simple and clean kitchens are my favorite.
And lastly, this top is just plain gorgeous!
Recently, I have found myself attracted to deep, saturated, intense, inky blue tones. It can really be a vibrant and dramatic statement. While on the hunt for bedroom inspiration images for a new project, I came across this bedside vignette and just fell in love! John Robshaw’s printed, woven, stitched, and dyed textiles have always been a favorite bedding option. Adding a cluster of Jennifer Ament’s unique lino-cut prints above the bed is a perfect finishing touch. I hope this week’s Room Anatomy selections set your wheels in motion for a space of your own!
Resources: Arteriors: Lamp / Etsy: Decorative Antler / Jennifer Ament: Art Cluster / John Robshaw: Euro Shams / Benjamin Moore Paint: Admiral Blue / Neiman Marcus: John Robshaw Throw Pillows / Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams: Bedside Table / Natural Area Rugs: Agra Wool Rug / Serena & Lily: Fillmore Headboard
Image Source: Everything Just Pure Lovely
Room Anatomy by Authenticity B. for Sacramento Street
We’re off to the San Francisco Symphony Gala tonight, which both Eric and I are excited about attending – I love an excuse to dress up. I’ve been searching for a little inspiration and thought this outfit would be perfect . . . if only all of these items were in my closet. Do you have a go-to dress or outfit for fancy events? My closet is lacking in that department. Off to go dig through my packed clothes, fingers crossed I find something!
1. Marni Leather Clutch
2. Donna Karan Draped Crepe Top
3. Band of Outsiders Cropped Wool-Piqué Tuxedo Pants
4. Nicholas Kirkwood Striped Pumps
Today, Susan of Peas and Love has made a tasty treat you can make for a weekday snack at the office or when you’re lounging at home on the weekends. I’ve been a longtime fan of parsnips – I cook them in the oven with a little olive oil and they are scrumptious, but I’ve been looking for new ways to cook them. When I asked Susan if she has any other recipes she immediately thought of her Parsnip Chip recipe – boy are these good. Be warned . . . once you eat a few, you won’t be able to stop.
3 Parsnips, sliced thinly (I recommend using a Mandolin)
2 Tbsp Canola Oil
1 tsp Chili Powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350. On a baking sheet, evenly spread out sliced parsnips and pour over oil, coating evenly with your hands. Then sprinkle over salt, pepper and chili powder, and bake for 20 minutes until crispy and slightly browned. Let cool for 10 minutes, then serve right away! (Note: these will still taste good the next day, but will not be as crunchy.)
Recipe & Food Prep by Susan Whang / Photography & Styling by Caitlin Flemming
I’ve been working away on the new apartment getting it ready for our move-in day, so I wanted to share some inspiration. Here are a few items I have on my wish list and a sneak peek at the paint color. It’s been so much fun working on my own space and making this new apartment feel like our own.
When we first saw the space both Eric and I knew that we wanted to drastically change the paint color. It was dark charcoal grey (even on the ceilings) – and while I loved the color of the paint, it didn’t feel like us. So we decided to go all white throughout the entire apartment. As I pulled inspiration from magazines, Pinterest and books, I realized that white was definitely what I was gravitating towards. I wanted a clean, crisp and fresh space.
Barcelona Chair from Rove Concepts / Pillow from John Robshaw / Bennett Media Center from Zinc Door / Miramar Sofa from Serena & Lily / Rug from Madeline Weinrib
When we first decided to move I knew I wanted to make a big change with the paint color. I’ve been very attracted to all white homes – probably because I grew up in them. I felt like this space in particular needed to be all white. That’s why I went with my go-to white paint color – Benjamin Moore Mountain Peak White. I used it for my mom’s condo and in my opinion it’s the best white out there. In the photo above (taken on my iPhone) it looks a little rosey but that’s because I took this photo while the sun was setting. I’m thrilled with the way it turned out and our new apartment is finally feeling more like a home as we slowly move in this week.
For more updates follow along on my “new apartment” board on Pinterest where I’ll be sharing inspiration for each room. Stay tuned for more before/after snippets throughout the new few months. I can’t wait to have each room come together slowly – it takes time to select and find every piece, but it’s definitely worth the wait.
Photos: Before shot by Crystal Gentilello / After shot by Caitlin Flemming