Month: March 2015

Yours & Mine: Home Workspace

Whether you live in a teeny-tiny city apartment or a pad that’s a bit more conducive to spreading out, having a home office-type space that’s clean, clutter-free and conducive to getting some work done is key. In an effort to help make productivity as pain-free as possible, we’ve rounded up some home office inspiration and key pieces that both of you will love!  Divide and Conquer Utilize a sleek file cabinet to divvy up a desktop into two separate work spots – it’s a great space-saving solution! A wooden desk maintains its simplicity with a black and white color palette, while two distinct styles of chairs keep the set-up from becoming too matchy-matchy. The Juliet Chair from American Atelier and the Institute Chair from Stilnovo make a pretty pair. Be Bold TogetherNeutrals not your thing? Choose a shade you both love and go big with it! We love how this gorgeous green sets the scene for a sleek seating situation (the S Chair from Zuo is not only cool but ultra-comfy), while a floor rug keeps the warmth within the space. Try Surya’s Fallon Flatweave Chevron Rug …

New On Zola

To start off this week, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite new arrivals now available on Zola. So, take a few minutes out of your busy Monday to dream about your newlywed home and browse these gifts for your registry. Thomaspaul  Born and raised in New York City, Thomas Paul started as a colorist and designer for a silk mill specializing in neckwear and scarves for Calvin Klein and DKNY. The Thomaspaul pillow collection, launched in 2001, was originally conceived to utilize the silk printing mill’s capabilities for home accessories instead of personal accessories. “My vision for the Thomaspaul brand has always been about combining classic design motifs from different periods in textile design, incorporating anything from an 18th century Damask pattern to a camouflage print,” says Thomas.    1. Maritime Hand Towel, Set of 3  2. Flags Tea Towel  3. Anchor Crewel Work Pillow Nambé A family-owned company with a passion for exceptional design, Nambé is art designed for everyday living. Synonymous with award-winning design and everyday functionality for more than 60 years, Nambé serveware, barware, …

Craving Copper

Copper has been around for centuries, but it’s far from old-fashioned. With its perfect combination of rustic warmth and minimalist glamor, this timeless accent is here to stay. From Modern to Country, this versatile metal can complement any living space with its unique glow and texture. Here are some easy ways you can incorporate copper’s rich pop of color into your newlywed home’s decor: Pots and Pans Hang an assortment of copper pots and pans to create a beautiful focal point in your kitchen. Not only does it give your kitchen a great rustic feel, but it’s also super functional. We’re currently loving Mauviel’s Collection, which combines two powerful metals (copper and stainless steel) for the perfect cooking experience. Kitchen Storage Clear your clutter with an assortment of copper containers. Mix different textures and shades for a more natural look, or keep it uniform for a clean aesthetic. This 4-Piece Hammered Canister Set by Old Dutch is an ideal addition to any kitchen countertop. Serving Pieces Spice up your garden party with a refreshing round of Blueberry Moscow Mules and hors d’oeuvres served up on copper trays. Fixtures Light and copper are a match made in …

Friday Faves

TGIF. Kick off your weekend early by perusing with this week’s edition of Friday Faves. We’ve picked our favorite wedding and lifestyle posts from the blogosphere to inspire your special day and your many days of newlywed life together thereafter. Sophie Hunter’s Wedding Gown Even though Sophie Hunter & Benedict Cumberbatch got married back in February (yes, on Valentine’s Day), we’ve been waiting to catch a glimpse of her Valentino dress until now, and boy is it stunning! A Colorful Wedding Neon confetti is just one way this Green Wedding Shoes couple incorporated color into their wedding at Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Check out the fun other ways here. DIY Spring Planters Throw yourself into spring and bring the outdoors into your newlywed home with a DIY planter. We love the colorful options on The Sweetest Occasion. Thoughtful Gifts For Your Bridesmaids Looking for a sweet way to say thank you to all the friends and family involved in your wedding? We’re digging these monogrammed gifts from Mark and Graham. 6 Cocktails, 15 Seconds Entertaining this weekend, but stumped on which drinks to serve …

Cooking for Two: Mediterranean Night

The Greeks got it going on when it comes to cuisine. Abundant with fruit, veggies, healthy fats and lean protein, a Mediterranean mentality is not only great for your body, but it’s also a way of eating that nourishes the soul. For your next date night, ditch the delivery menu, pop open a bottle a great bottle of red wine (you know, for the antioxidants), and roll up your sleeves to whip up a simple meal that’s chock full of flavor. Start the Date With A Cheese PlateLet’s be real – everything is better with feta. Visit your local shop and pick up a block of this crumbly goodness to nosh on while you cook. Set out a bowl of olives, or if you’re feeling fancy, try out this delicious Roasted Grape and Olive Crostini from Smitten Kitchen that tastes as divine as it looks, especially when served on the Nambé Infinity Cheese Board with Knife. Doctor Up Your Dips Hummus, Baba Ganoush and Tzatziki are staples in the Mediterranean diet. By mixing and matching spices and …

Honeymoon Destinations Off the Beaten Path

When it comes to honeymoons, one can sunbathe in Honolulu, have dinner by the Eiffel Tower, or go for a gondola ride in Venice. We can get behind all of each of those destinations, but for the couple with wanderlust, we’ve got a few other ideas. Why not start off marriage – the ultimate adventure – with an unforgettable honeymoon experience? From deserts dunes to rain forests, here are some of our favorite unconventional honeymoon destinations: 1. Go on Safari in Africa Blaze a trail together and take in the wildlife before relaxing on the beautiful Kenyan coast. 2. Tango in Buenos Aires Learn to dance the Argentine Tango and enjoy the unique blend of European and Latin culture in this beautiful South American city. 3. See the Northern Lights in Iceland Trek through the breathtaking wilderness of this scenic country and share a kiss under the Northern Lights. 4. Discover Rainforest Waterfalls in Costa Rica Hike through the pristine rainforest of Costa Rica and discover hidden waterfalls in this Latin paradise. Be sure to go for a dip! 5. Sleep Under the Stars in the Negev Go for …

Wedding Tablescape Ideas To Inspire Your Table At Home

From the tiniest details like guest name cards to the big ones like color scheme and floral, we think wedding tablescapes are a truly stunning aspect of all the planning that goes into your big day. The only downside? You can only enjoy your wedding tablescape for one night! So, we asked the experts at Wedding Party for a few ways you can style these tabletop trends in the comfort of your newlywed home – so your big day last that much longer! Psst — we want to let you in on a little secret about weddings. Beautiful ceremonies and receptions are great for inspiring brides for their own special day, but did you know you can use ideas and inspiration from these celebrations for MORE than just new weddings? Think about it: that dessert table you repinned on Pinterest might just look great for a birthday party, and that one reception vignette you saw at last month’s bridal show might just be a starting point for building a beautiful living room! One of our favorite places to draw inspiration …

New on Zola: Mud Australia

This week, we’re thrilled to formally announce the arrival of Mud Australia to Zola. Their more modern design aesthetic – an easygoing interpretation of luxury – is one that is versatile enough to integrate seamlessly into any newlywed home. From our favorite products to the designers behind the company, get to know Mud Australia. Once you do, you won’t be able to resist adding them to your registry! About the Brand Mud Australia is a Sydney based homeware design company founded in 1994 by Shelley Simpson. All pieces are complementary and designed to emphasize natural lines and functionality. Each piece is entirely hand made in their Sydney studio from the best materials available. Their design and production process combines to ensure each piece of Mud Australia is unique.       1. Dinner Plate 2. Noodle Small Bowl 3. Square Small Platter 4. Nest Bowl Medium 5. Fish Platter 6. Pebble Cereal Bowl  Designers Unveiled Each Mud piece is made individually by hand. Crafted from Limoges porcelain, sourced directly from France, Mud’s material is tinted through the porcelain body …

Home Bar Boot Camp: 9 Essential Techniques To Master

Now that the weekend’s in full swing, we figure it’s okay to ask a classic question: what are your plans tonight? While you two might be staying in together with a movie or on the flipside dining out (two options we can totally get behind), if you’re entertaining tonight (or just like to in general), then listen up. Master these bartending techniques from our friends at POPSUGAR Food just in time for your guests to arrive. If you’ve resolved to master your home bar in 2015, then look no further; take cocktails from basic to brilliant with indispensable bartending techniques that go beyond shaking and stirring. From rimming glasses with salt or sugar to dry-shaking egg whites to add volume to light and frothy cocktails, these nine skills will add flair and flavor to your cocktail hour. 1. Strain If you prefer your cocktails served up, versus on the rocks, you’ll need to strain out any ice and solid ingredients after shaking or stirring your drink. This can be done either using the strainer built into a cobbler …

Friday Faves

Happy Spring! To celebrate the new (and warmer) season, we’re theming this week’s Friday Faves around spring finds. From bright home decor accents to National Proposal Day snapshots (yes, that’s today), we’ve got treats to inspire a cheery mood in everyone. Nothing can dampen our spirit – not even the snow flurries forecasted for NYC! Bright & Cheery Rooms There’s something about about merry and bright accents that instantly lifts our mood. Get inspired from these 5 colorful living rooms featured on Domaine Home, and style your registry accordingly, here. National Proposal Day There must be something about the first day of spring that stirs up a feeling of love in the air. We’re absolutely loving these sweet, sweet photos of couples who #justsaidyes on Huffington Post. New Season, New Recipe Lonny Mag claims this recipe for a Marscapone Tart will ease you into spring, but we’re ready to jump in full force. Regardless, this light dessert is the perfect way for a sweet start to the season. A Citrus Cocktail Nothing says spring like a citrus cocktail! We’re dying to try this Fennel Grapefruit one …