Seeing Spots!

Apartment Therapy named polka dots as the interior trend of 2013, and it’s not hard to see why. Classic, contemporary, retro, and whimsical, peppering your walls with these spots can liven up any room while reflecting whatever your style may be. Check out some styles and get sprinkled with inspiration!

Classic: Whether creating a luxurious bedroom for you, a clean and individual space for kids, or a sleek guest bathroom, polka dots take the lead in creating a classy and classic atmosphere.

French style fairy tale

European style fairy tale via

can't decided? do both!

can’t decided? do both! via

retro and glam!

retro and glam! via

Monochromatic: Subtle polka dots can create a contemporary and slightly seductive look with barely any color.

manly and contemporary dots

manly and contemporary dots via

a whisper of polka dots

a whisper of polka dots via

Bright and White: Make an accent wall pop while tying the entire room together

Chic and next to nature

Going green never looked so trendy! via

Accentuating an accent wall

Make that accent wall stand out! via

A Few Freckles: If you’re not able to commit to a full on polka dot room, a few dots to highlight an area of a room go a long way.

Baby's first interior decor

Baby’s first interior decor via

Sprinkle of dots

Sprinkle of dots via

Snowflake-a dots, maybe?

Snowflake-a dots, maybe? via

Whimsical: These imperfect specks are spot on! Create the look of a party that never ends with confetti-style polka dots. Get artsy with water colored, hand painted dots, in your favorite color. Or take it to the next level and bring polka dots to the third dimension!

Like glitter in the air!

Like glitter in the air!  via

Watercolor Polka Dots

Watercolor Polka Dots via

3D Polka Dot Wall

3D Polka Dot Wall via

 

The Spring Spirit

Fresh cut flowers, pastels, and outdoor gatherings are all the things to look forward to when entertaining this spring. Take a break from those lingering winter winds and indulge in the romance of the season.

An English-style garden gathering to start of the season

An English-style garden gathering to start off the season via

pale pink roses in vintage tea tins

pale pink roses in vintage tea tins via

flowers with hints of pink peeking from teacups

flowers with hints of pink peeking from teacups via

floral inspired deserts with lace to greet your guests

floral inspired deserts with lace to greet your guests via

bright and cheerful tulips help your gathering "spring" to life

bright and cheerful tulips help your gathering “spring” to life via

even a little can go a long way this season

a little can go a long way this season via

bits of lavender to soothe the senses

bits of lavender to soothe the senses via

even formal spring gatherings create a sense of romance

even formal gatherings exude a sense of romance via

 

Recipe: Baked Eggs with Goat Cheese and Herbs

This brunch recipe is deceptively easy and takes literally no time at all, making it perfect dish for last minute brunch-parties. I used a 4″ ramekin with four eggs for two people or two eggs for one. The smaller 2″ ramekins would work but as well but only if you plan to serve these as a first course or side dish.

bakedeggs
Recipe: serves 1
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 fresh goat cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons fresh thyme, rosemary, and parsley finely chopped
2 large eggs

Instructions:
Turn on oven to broiler setting on high.
Transfer heavy cream and butter to ramekin and place in oven for 2 minutes. Butter should have melted and mixed with cream. Drizzle half of the goat cheese and half of parmesan cheese on the butter-cream mix. Break the eggs with yokes intact on top of the cheeses. Sprinkle half of the herbs then drizzle remaining cheeses. Place in oven for about 8 minutes or until the yokes have cooked. Remove, carefully from oven and sprinkle remaining herbs. Let cool a little before serving. Ramekin will be very hot so best to serve on a wood board or plate.

Enjoy!

xo