Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Happy Hump Day everyone! Sit back and enjoy this simply perfect kitchen by Holly Mathis Interiors! 
The bamboo shades are from select blinds the shelf above the stove is from Ikea.  The school house lights are from Rejuvenation, Kohler faucet, Martha Stewart Sharkey Gray on walls, Benjamin Moore Black Jack on back door,  Metal Stool by Tolix, VCT Tiles by Armstrong, and the Marble is from American Countertop Fabricators. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Gallery Wall Completed! 

I love these wooden frames that I got from my favorite, Craig Frames Shop, White Fames, on Ebay. They are so solid and they come with everything you need to hang them any way you want. I just added the pillows and plant today and it is amazing the difference they make. Just by throwing in a green and a little pattern they keep the eye occupied! 

The Kitchen rug finally came and now we are waiting for the swing arm light fixtures from Rejuvenation to be installed above the sink as well as the Ballard lanterns above the kitchen table (slow and steady wins the race)!!

This is what I am going to be doing tonight...but with a glass of wine and a grilled cheese!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I finally made it to the Union Market that everyone has been talking about over the last year and I cannot wait to go back. The building used to be home to a massive food venue back in the 1800's and true to its roots, is now home to a variety of artisan food companies and eateries.  I went last week which was a pleasant escape from the rain and upon entering I felt as if I had teleported to San Francisco. I love all of the different vendors from the fresh fruit and veggies, to the creamery, to the Oysters, but my favorite place in the market was the home goods store, Salt & Sundry, which offers an array of tableware and foodie gifts. 

Casey found her favorite spot in the store!

Really good Milkshakes! 

 I want to go back on the weekend sometime and get breakfast at Buffalo & Bergen, whose small menu comprised of homemade bagels (made with NYC Water!), egg cream sodas, syrup sodas, craft beers, and other fund drinks. I think I will order the homemade french toast bagel when I do!

I love the lights throughout the whole market, especially the chandelier made out of recycled water bottles that you can see below...I am obsessed! Once I looked closer I realized that the lights were actually coming from above the chandelier and just reflecting off/through the water bottles, so creative!

These lights in the Salt & Sundry store have burlap covering them to create a warmer ambiance not to mention they add even more character to the pendants. 

Every Friday night there is a drive-in movie at Union Market. You can picnic on the lawn or park your car and tune in to 88.1 to hear the movie. They have all the vendor stands open with some outside as well. They also have DC Rollergirls serving as car hops offering popcorn and other goodies! This Friday they are showing Good Will Hunting and I am hoping to drag Joey to it!