Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Girl Behind the Rug: A Thoughtful Place



We're back with the third installment of our Girl Behind the Rug series! Today Courtney from A Thoughtful Place is talking to us about her personal style, both in fashion and interiors. Here's a bit about Courtney's style:

"When it comes to my design style, I always gravitate towards the traditional with a touch of glamour. I am a detail girl and like the gorgeous intricacies of a pretty lace or a beautifully made heel. I like bedroom spaces to feel sophisticated, romantic, and calming. When choosing a rug for our new master bedroom from Lulu & Georgia, The Belen Rug was the perfect fit."




We just love the Belen Rug in her bedroom and can't wait to see the full room reveal! Learn more about Courtney's design style and hear how her clothing style influences her home decor at her blog, A Thoughtful Place.

You can catch the past Girl Behind the Rug series here:


Monday, April 21, 2014

Wall Space


Plain walls are...well...boring. Don't let your walls go bare, browse through some of our newest prints in the shop. We promise you'll fall in love. The question is: where would you hang them? How about in a soft and whimsical dining space? You can even add in our Farrah Buffet Table for a sleek, modern touch.

SHOP :: NEW PRINTS

Friday, April 18, 2014

10 Links We Love + Hello Friday!


Hello Easter weekend! We plan on enjoying the most out of a lovely, bright spring weekend with family and friends and perhaps a mimosa in hand. What are your plans for the holiday?

1. A California dream house.

2. The world's toughest job. It's no joke.

3. This post makes us want to get a cotton candy and ride a roller coaster. :)

4. Gray Malin's house makeover by One King's Lane has us drooling!

5. Go ahead...fly through the universe.

6. Homes inspired by the creative lives of their owners.

7. How to correctly salt pasta water (it's essential)!

8. Did you see Anne Sage's gorgeous picks for our Girl Behind the Rug series? Also, how cute is her pup?

9. Have you read this? We're engrossed. :)

10. And in case you missed it from our blog: The cutest cupcakes for Easter (and to satisfy that sweet tooth)!

Pictured above: the Frenchie Rug

Photo by Alexa Evans for Lulu & Georgia.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Girl Behind the Rug: Anne Sage


We're back this week with our second installment of our Girl Behind the Rug feature, this time with our friend, Anne Sage. We challenged Anne to find a rug in our shop that speaks to her personality, and then share it with us and her readers. You can read about her design style and her picks below.



 "I used the 'Organic' filter on the site's 'Shop by Style' function to select this unadorned yet unforgettable wool fringe area rug, then layered it with a Bauhaus-inspired graphic rug by Los Angeles artisans Commune. The two together suit my taste perfectly; their neutral sensibilities make them classic and versatile, with the interest coming from subtle details like texture, pattern, and workmanship rather than loud, look-at-me styling. In other words, they're like the jeans and white button-down of rugs!" - Anne Sage

We love this look and how cute is her pup Sadie?! Stay tuned for next week's Girl Behind the Rug series. If you missed last week's post, catch A Piece of Toast dishing on their style here.

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, April 14, 2014

ORANGE COCONUT MINI CUPCAKES

Easter is almost here! These delicious cupcakes are dense, sweet, and perfectly springy. Package them in an egg carton for extra Easter goodness!
For the Vanilla Mini Cupcakes
Yeild: About 36 Mini Cupcakes
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and line a mini cupcake pan with mini cupcake liners.

1. Start by creaming the butter and sugar in an electric mixer until light and fluffy. 
2. Add the eggs, one by one, until well incorporated. 
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients. 
4. Mix together the oil and whipping cream in a small bowl.
5. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture in thirds, alternating with the oil and whipping cream. Add the vanilla extract. Mix just until the mixture is well combined.
5. Add the batter to a large piping bag to pipe batter into the liners. If you don't have a piping bag, a small cookie scoop will do. Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full.
5. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until a tester inserted into the middle of the cupcakes comes out clean. 

For the Orange Frosting
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Zest from one orange
1/2 cup shredded or flaked coconut

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter for 6 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and milk and whip for another 4 minutes. Add the vanilla and orange zest and whip until the frosting is light, airy, and smooth. 

Pipe a small dollop of frosting on each cupcake and dip the cupcakes in coconut. Top with some sprinkles if you wish, and enjoy! 
How are you celebrating Easter?!

Photos and Recipe by Jenna Kincaid for Lulu & Georgia