You guys. I am thrilled to share a new series with you today. Risk-taking in design is a passion of mine. It's the reason I started this blog. I love to see people expand their horizons and step out of the Pinterest-approved comfort zone to try something personal maybe a bit weird. It's scary, yes, but it can be so rewarding. So I'm getting together with a group of fearless and fabulous women to launch #fearlesshome. We're sharing the design decisions that maybe made us a smidge nervous, but ended up being totally worth it. And we want to see what you're up to!
Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite fearless looks from the other hosts in this series. On the first Wednesday of every month, we'll each share our favorites from the #fearlesshome tag on Instagram, so make sure to follow along and show us what you've got!
Hello! I hope you all had a delightful holiday weekend. Ours was great right up until last night, which we spent at the emergency vet with Hugo (the 65-lb doofus on the right who thinks he can fit into that club chair). He decided it would be great fun to eat a corn cob. I hope the ensuing unpleasantness at the vet has cured him of that particular craving from now on.
All of which is to say that my post is a bit later than usual today, but I'm excited to share this room tour with you. Back in the winter we played Marry, Kill, or What to Effing Do With It in here, and since then I've made some changes. It's not done (I'm not sure I'm ever done with a room), but it's at a good resting point. Who's ready to jump in?
You know the projects I mean. The projects that are too boring to share with friends or on social media, but that improve your daily life all the same. Think cleaning the gutters instead of painting the dining room. In this case, it's our brand new kitchen sink. It won't set Pinterest or Instagram on fire, but it's getting some much-deserved love from me today.
I'm coming off an amazing girls' weekend (we saw Dolly Parton in concert and she was EVERYTHING), so now it's time to get back to serious basics. I need vegetables after all the heavenly junk food I ate over the weekend. Enter kale salad.
Last week I shared our dining room space and what needs work there. One of the spots I haven't quite figured out yet is our large gallery wall. It's one of those projects that worked perfectly in my head, but works less well in practice. So it's back to the drawing board. I'm looking at statement art today for a bit of inspiration on what to do with a large wall that deserves some drama.
Grilled pizza is a favorite around here. I used to make them with my dad when I was younger and we had just discovered the wonder that is Mark BIttman's How to Cook Everything. (I can't recommend this book enough. My copy is in danger of disintegrating due to near constant use.) Pizza dough is one of the easiest things to make, and chances are you already have all the necessary ingredients on hand. Grilling the dough gives it a charred, crunchy-chewy quality that will make you want to fire up your grill even in the dead of winter. Add some grilled vegetables and garden herbs and you're ready for a casual summer dinner.
Welcome! I'm Arielle, and this is Scotch & Nonsense. Whether you've come for the home projects, the recipes, or the cocktails, I'm thrilled you're here and I hope you'll stay a bit.