Bunny Williams, BeeLine Home & Belgium

There are a lot of nice decorators but I think the nicest of them all has to be Bunny Williams.  She always has a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone.  I love visiting her BeeLine Home showroom in High Point since she completely redecorates it for each market.  This time, the palette was lighter and soothing which made her colorful Column Tables catch my attention.  I love the red and green but even the finished wood is pretty chic.

If you're in the mood for something not so new, I would check out Bunny's Belgium sale on One Kings Lane Wednesday, November 2nd.  She traveled to Brussels and Antwerp with OKL co-founder Susan Feldman where they found beautiful furniture, porcelain and linens among other things.  I'm going to see how I can get myself invited on Bunny's next trip! Happy Shopping!

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

Happy Halloween!

Shhh... lets tiptoe inside the spooky old house...
~Terry Webb Harshman

No More Tears!

The last few weeks have been grey and rainy. This cold, damp fall weather has been great for working in the studio and for making big pots of our favourite soups. The most challenging part of cooking for me has been cutting onions as the process has always brought me to tears. I have tried lighting candles, running water, and various other suggested ideas for lessening the sting of onion tears but nothing has really worked for me! Not until Angie bought me these "way cool" onion goggles. What a joy to cut and sauté onions without crying!

Here's our one of our favourite soup recipes. Goggles came in handy for both the onions and the leeks! The ingredients are simple and it tastes delicious! We use a Cuisinart Hand Blender to purée our soups. You can use it right in the pot so it saves the mess of putting the soup in a traditional blender. This blender also makes great fruit smoothies!

1 large onion, chopped
1 large or 2 medium leeks
2 large or 3-4 medium potatoes
3 cups soup stock or water (if using water, add bouillon cubes to taste)

Sauté the onion and leeks in a bit of olive oil in a large pot. Add stock or water and bouillon cubes and potatoes. Cook for 20-30 minutes.

Purée the soup right in the pot with the hand blender. Water (or milk) can be added to adjust consistency. Serve with a toasted piece of sourdough bread (homemade, if possible). Enjoy!

The only drawback of the onion goggles is that they don't fit over glasses. I got around that, though, by perching my glasses at the end of my nose!

Who needs to dress up for Hallowe'en?

Chic in High Point: Drexel Heritage

One question that everyone asks each other in High Point is "what have you liked so far?"  It's like looking for a needle in a haystack so it takes something really special to impress everyone.  One showroom that really knocked my socks off and the other bloggers on my tour was Drexel Heritage.  I never shopped them before but can honestly say that I will be sourcing lots of upholstery from them going forward. I absolutely loved the Hexham Sofa above with it's curved back and contrast welting and just might have to order that one for myself.  I also saw lots of great chairs, headboards, ottomans and even an upholstered console that are all perfect for client projects. It probably didn't hurt that the showroom was styled to the hilt. Something that I always appreciate.  If anyone needs me, I'll be redecorating my apartment.

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic