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5 Instagram Accounts We Love to Follow

Instagram is a great platform to gather inspiration for styling tips and tricks. We love browsing the inspiring pictures that designers, bloggers, home decor magazines, and many others are posting around the clock. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Instagram accounts. Browse and enjoy the gorgeous pics!

Don’t forget to follow us too! @wisteriahomedecor

@ladolcevita on Instagram

1. @ladolcevita Each week Paloma features a new “fabulous room” that inspires her (and us too!). We also love the snapshots she takes while shopping at the gorgeous home décor stores in her hometown of Houston, TX.

 

@janabekdesign on Instagram

2. @janabekdesign Jana’s aesthetic design is colorful and fresh, making for a drool-worthy Instagram account full of gorgeous detail shots and rooms we’d love to have in our homes.

 

@dominomag on Instagram

3. @dominomag Catch sneak peeks and behind the scenes snapshots from their amazing photo shoots. And don’t miss their great how-to and styling tips!

 

@verandamag on Instagram

4. @verandamag Follow Venanda’s travels as they take them everywhere from impressive homes across the States to exotic locations around the globe.

 

@shaemcgeedesign on Instagram

5. @shaemcgeedesign Shae is a fantastic designer, avid DIYer, and mom to an adorable baby girl. Her account is full of her latest styling jobs and daily trips to Target.

  
  
  • Jana Bek

    Thanks so much for including me in your round up! My clients & I LOVE Wisteria!

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Valentine’s Day Party

We love an excuse to throw a party here at the office, so when holidays like Valentine’s Day roll around we can’t wait to break out our favorite entertaining pieces, and of course the bubbly!

Valentines Day Essentials

Tumblers for the Connoisseur – Set of 4  // Flounder Cheese Board // Wonki Ware Ceramics – Big Bowl // Chinese Trinket Box // Marble Cake Stand

We found inspiration pictures from Kara’s Party Ideas and Better Homes and Gardens, and set out to create a similar drink and snack spread with a sweetheart theme. We shopped for a few decorations at party and craft stores, and put our DIY skills to work making a chalkboard sign to serve as the backdrop to our Valentine’s buffet. Covering a console with our Chevron Tablecloth gave us the perfect festive and functional spot for our spread.

Wisteria Valentine's Day Party

Snacks included cheese and crackers for something savory, and a bowl of pink and red fruits for something sweet. We also got busy in the kitchen – making two kinds of cookies and a blood orange cake (see recipe here). For drinks, we stocked up on beer and champagne – our favorite! We also made a festive pink lemonade cocktail and served it from our Apothecary Jar (sadly, no longer available).

How do you use Wisteria entertaining pieces at your parties? Share with @wisteriahomedecor on Instagram using #wisteriastyle.

 

 

  
  
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New Year’s Day Brunch

Happy 2014!

Fuel up for your New Year’s resolution and start the day off on the right foot with a delicious warm breakfast! We’re sharing an egg casserole recipe that will fuel you up and leave you ready to tackle whatever the day (and year) brings. For future holidays and lazy weekends, you can also make this dish the day ahead and refrigerate overnight.

6 eggs

3 cups milk

12 slices bread

1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese

sausage and vegetables of your choice

salt and pepper

Cube the slices of bread and place in a 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle on cheddar cheese. Cook sausage (or ham) over stove top then layer in casserole dish along with any vegetables of your choice, like peppers and mushrooms. Beat eggs, milk and salt and pepper, then pour over bread and cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

Brunch is served! For best results serve on Wonki Ware dining ware!

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Marvin Travels: Washington, D.C.

My good friend Ellen took me on an adventure to Washington, D.C. and I don’t think I have ever visited a place quite like it!

Marvin Travels: Washington DC

I’ve traveled to a lot of places this year: India, China, Dubai, and South Carolina – but it was wonderful visiting the Nation’s Capital.

Marvin Travels: Washington DC - Lincoln Memorial

When Ellen and I walked the mall to the Lincoln memorial I got chills from my paws all the way up to my whiskers.

Marvin Travels: Washington DC - White House

Ellen also brought me to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave (the White House)! It wasn’t as big as I thought it would be but it was still beautiful! I knew some of my distant relatives had also lived in the walls of the oval office, but we never visited them during the holidays, so that was also a treat!

It has been a great 2013 not only getting to travel with great friends, but also meeting new friends! I hope your year finished off with a bang and Merry Christmas to all!

Your friend always,

Marvin

  
  
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George and Martha Washington’s Eggnog

The Red Room at Christmas.

The Red Room at Christmas.

Before Starbucks brewed their holiday drinks, George and Martha concocted their own signature drink–and boy is it strong! It’s a lot of work to make, but it’s definitely worth it. So fill up your Wonki Ware Mugs, Tumblers, or Cocktail Glasses and drink up!

Ingredients:

12 egg yolks, beaten
12 egg whites, beaten to stiff peaks
12 tablespoons sugar (Instant Dissolving)
1 quart cream
1 quart milk
1/2 pint Bourbon (Makers) or Rye Whiskey
1 pint brandy
1/2 pint dark rum (Goslings)
1/4 pint sherry

Make at least five days ahead of time for the alcohol to cure the raw eggs (an important health consideration).  Make sure all equipment is absolutely clean.

Mix liquors together first. Separate yolks and whites of eggs.  Whites need to achieve room temperature.

Beat the egg yolks with sugar until they turn to a creamy, light yellow paste.

Add liquor to beaten yolks, drop by drop first, slowly beat. Add cream and milk, slowly beating. Once blended, set aside.

Beat the whites of eggs until seeing “stiff peaks” – Peaks will form in the foam,  and the tips will curl over. Carefully fold into the creamy yolk mixture making a “figure 8” motion with a spatula. Folding in the egg whites adds a fluffy texture that will keep your Egg Nog from being too heavy.

Let set in a cool place for several days (5+) so flavors can blend.  The mixture will separate as it cures. This is OK. Just be sure to re-incorporate mixture before serving cold. Top with a sprinkle of nutmeg. Garnish with cinnamon stick if desired.

Read more here.

Image source: Design Zealot

  
  
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