HGTV's Sarah Richardson designed this beautiful lake house on Canada's Georgian Bay. Sarah's husband owned the rustic home as a bachelor, so the designer wasted no time in turning the place into a family friendly summer cottage.
Richardson painted the walls white, softened the colors in the kitchen, and added colors and fabrics that blended with the environment. This eco-friendly home had an open floor plan, so Sarah divided the home into rooms, tying them all together with color. ENJOY!
To read a step by step plan which includes paint colors, fabrics used, and building material, pick up the July issue of Country Living.
When Mark Hughes, a cosmetic dentist, decided to purchase a three bedroom flat in a converted Victorian primary school in Battersea, he called on London interior designer Christopher Prain. Prain had decorated Hughes' previous home in the same building and both of his dental offices.
Because Hughes loves black, so much of the flat was monochromatic, with touches of navy, gray, mahogany and taupe. Unique to the home is the chandelier/mobile above the dining room table, the staircase and its gray glass balustrade, and the black stained and polished hardwood floors.
The dining table is an Eero, the dining chairs are Cappellini, and the sofa is by Mary Fox Linton. The cabinetry is silver birch.
Because there is so much modern furniture in the home, Prain covered the chairs in a stripe and added two mirrors. ENJOY!
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New York City-based restaurateur Keith McNally found the land for his vacation home, Windy Gates in Chilmark, while riding a bicycle through the area. What followed was a farm house on a four-acre lot where McNally and his children can enjoy time together. McNally raises his own pigs, chickens, ducks, goats, and lambs. He also makes goat cheese, keeps up orchards for apples, peaches, cherries and plums, and grows berries and vegetables.
The home is furnished with reclaimed wood and flea market finds which McNally found in markets in France and America. The door frames were built to fit doors that he had found at market. He also used an L-shaped red leather banquet, bistro glasses, zinc countertops, and a huge farm table. The plank floors and tea stained walls are beautiful, and it is apparent that McNally worked with his usual attention to detail. ENJOY!
To read more pick up your copy of the latest Elle Decor.
2 cups sliced & hulled strawberries 1/3 c. sugar juice from 1/2 a lemon 2 eggs 3/4 c. sugar 2 c. heavy whipping cream 1 c. milk
Stir together the strawberries, 1/3 cup sugar and lemon juice. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
Mash with a potato masher or a pastry blender. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs for 1-2 minutes until light and fluffy. (Use pasteurized eggs if raw eggs make you nervous.) Gradually whisk in the 3/4 cup sugar, whisk for an additional minute once all has been added.
Stir in the cream and milk. Add the strawberry puree. Pour into a chilled ice cream canister and process according to manufacturer's directions. Place the ice cream in a freezer-safe container to harden for several hours.
Twenty minutes before assembling the sundaes, make the sauce. Combine more sliced and hulled strawberries with 2 tablespoons of sugar in a bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes. Stir in some frozen blueberries. Let sit for 10 minutes more.
Scoop ice cream into glasses. Top with the strawberries and blueberries along with the sauce from the bowl. Dollop on whipped cream (OR Cool Whip) ...don't forget the cookie!