Imagine it is a warm, spring day, the sun is shining above and the birds are singing softly. You are casually relaxing on your front porch, sipping a cool cup of ice tea. The aroma of fresh blooming flowers tickles your nose. A light breeze passes by and brushes against your face and neck. You gently rock back and forth in your comfortable new rocker. The Pant Rocker by Shiner is a contemporary take on a classic rocking chair. Made in the USA and eco-friendly, it is crafted from high-quality recycled hardwoods and steel. It is customizable with your choice of walnut, cherry, calico, pine or oak wood finishes paired with brushed or blackened steel frame finishes. Its uniquely large oval legs and arms are extremely sturdy and provide the perfect, uniform sway for remarkable comfort and ultimate relaxation. The Pant Rocker by Shiner is the ideal combination of modern style with a touch of rustic charm, the perfect piece to have for the warm spring days ahead!
The Ripple Armchair by Zuo Modern is lovely to look at and probably even better to relax on! The design is quite intriguing with different shades of green and white ribbon-like panels that flow along its center. The cushioned panels create a wave-like, ripple effect that is not only visually interesting but also massages the body as you lounge on it. It is upholstered in sleek and supple leatherette which is soft against the skin and very easy to clean. The chair is supported by a chromed solid steel double-sled base for extra strength and an added touch of shine. This chair would look fantastic in a contemporary, modern or even transitional environment especially one with green accents.
I love versatile and functional furniture that can serve many different purposes! The Embrace Table by Offi is one of those pieces, with the ability to configure into a contemporary storage unit, stylish magazine rack, creative laptop table, modern bench or as a desk for children all-in-one ultra-modern design! It is made from elegantly molded plywood which can easily be manipulated into whichever use you intend for it. It comes as two pieces that “embrace” one another by fitting them together like puzzle pieces or they can be used separately. It can be placed in a variety of settings and environments because it comes in a multitude of different finishes including birch veneer, walnut veneer, black laminate or white laminate. At a reasonable price, this is definitely worth checking out especially if you live in a small place or need to utilize your space in the most efficient way possible.
Healthy, tasty and energizing, fresh salads make the perfect lunch on a warm spring day. Even if you are not the greatest cook, salads are easy to make, all you need is the right ingredients. I recommend picking up your herbs, veggies and fruits from a local farmers market if you have one nearby. The produce is usually fresher and cheaper than a grocery supermarket. Some people find it easier to just grab a salad to go but if you make your own, you can save money and also add that touch of love and attention that makes a meal absolutely delicious! Below are 3 very basic scrumptious salads you can make quickly and easily:
Green Salad with Strawberries and Goat Cheese:
Start with your foundation of baby spinach greens. Add in some thinly sliced strawberries, fresh chives, crumbled goat cheese and chopped pecans. You can even top it off with some grilled chicken if you want to add a little extra protein to the mix.
Mixed Green Simple Salad:
Combining a variety of different greens can have stellar results! Frisée, radicchio and arugula are slightly bitter greens that can be mixed with mellow-flavored greens such as red leaf lettuce, romaine, and baby spinach. Add a few cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced red onions or cashews for an extra kick. Top it off with any dressing of your choice – I recommend a basic vinaigrette or citronette dressing for both a fit and tasty choice.
Traditional Greek Salad:
Use a head of romaine lettuce as the base ingredient. Tear it up into bite-size pieces. Coarsely chop 3 large plum tomatoes. Peel and coarsely chop 1 English cucumber. Cut 1 medium red onion into thin rings – make sure to soak them in a small bowl of ice water for 10 minutes to make them less sharp. Cut 1 small green pepper into thin rings. Add ¾ cup of kalamata olives and ¾ cup of crumbled feta cheese. Mix them all together. To make a delicious dressing to go with your Traditional Greek Salad, use 6 tbsps of olive oil, 1 ½ tbsps of fresh lemon juice, 1 tbsp of red wine vinegar, mince 2 garlic cloves and 1 tsp of dried oregano. Whisk all of the dressing ingredients together. Finally, mix both the salad and dressing for one exceptional salad!
For some of us, reading can be a daily reprieve from the stresses of everyday life. What better way to display your treasured literature and items than to store and display them in an elegant bookshelf that looks like a house of worship. The Commonhouse Cathedral Etagere is a shelving unit with twin peaks that resemble the steeples on a 19th century church. With 5 shelves of varying sizes, you can fit a multitude of items in its spacious interior. Constructed using solid wood in your choice of white oak, cherry, maple, ebonized oak or walnut, there are endless possibilities to where this shelving unit can find its home.
Winter isn’t the only time to decorate with gorgeous wreaths. Greet your guests with spring cheer by adding a lovely flower wreath to the front door of your home. Unlike winter wreaths, which are typically made from holly and pine – spring wreaths offer so many color, flower and ornamental combinations to choose from when deciding which one fits your personal style.