How to Set an Artful Table- Entertaining Advice From An Expert

Pedro Friedeberg hands, Pedro Friedeberg Feet, PedroFriedeberg Angel, Pedro Friedeberg dressing table on www.CourtneyPrice.comYou may recall the piece I photographed and wrote for Traditional Home’s Great Kitchens Issue earlier this year, featuring tablescapes of the legendary Texas entertainer Jolie Berndt. Not one, but two table themes Berndt concocted. No two parties are alike for Berndt. Each one has a way of outdoing the last. She is always dreaming, conspiring and stocking up for the next party.  This is why people hire Berndt and her sisters– to help them to dream, purchase and execute the details of memorable entertaining. [Read more...]

Tompkins Lloyd Interiors

Interview of Tompkins Lloyd Designers Clair Tompkins and Julie Lloyd on www.CourtneyPrice.com

You may recall Clair Tompkins and Julie Lloyd, the talented duo of Tompkins Lloyd Interiors, from my Huffington Post piece earlier this year. Recently I sat down with these two stylish designers for an interview about their interior design work. If you have seen their work you will be all eyes and ears as to what inspires them.  The projects of Tompkins Lloyd Interiors are interwoven with mystery, discovery and contradiction- as you walk through any home that they have designed, you might find yourself stopping to slowly take in and deconstruct the room in which you stand. Their design vibe is reflective of their upbeat panache – their willingness to take risks is a refreshing rebellion against convention. The best way I can describe their look is to compare it to Lenny Kravitz’s design. I mean that as high praise. Their look is always fresh, inspired, and promises to surprise in some unexpected way… [Read more...]

Sherle Wagner for Luxury Bath

Sherle Wagner Green Onyx and Gold on www.CourtneyPrice.comEverybody loves the elegance of Sherle Wagner. But if you don’t live in Dallas, Houston, LA, New York City or Miami – you may not have the luxury of walking through a Sherle Wagner showroom on a whim. That’s where I come in….  to take you on a visual tour through the Dallas showroom; it is too good not to share. Sherle Wagner incorporates extraordinary beauty into the utilitarian fixtures of household life, making mundane towel bars, basins, bathtubs, plumbing fixtures more appealing with precious metals, Italian marble, and polished stone. [Read more...]

Burrata on Toast

Burrata On Toast, inspired by visit to famous L.A. restaurant. Recipe on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Today’s recipe is easy and delicious – one to remember when you have the grill going anyway (the panini press works great for this too). It was inspired by a memorable meal at Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali’s Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles. We sat at the burrata bar and watched the magic happen with all things burrata and all salads. Best seat in the house.  So, what I will show you is not an exact science, just what I saw – give it a try next time you fire up the grill: [Read more...]

Convert Your Existing Desk to a Standing Desk with Varidesk

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You may recall my previous posts on The Dangers of Too Much Sitting, where we discussed the many health issues that arise from the amount of sitting and sedentary lifestyle so common with today’s technology, and how to reverse the domino effects of sitting… and  If Sitting Is the New Smoking, where we explored some of the great minds throughout history who swore by the standing desks, and looked into a few resources for standing desks.  I received numerous comments, messages and personal emails with questions and concerns. Many people, of all ages, were almost embarrassed to admit that even though they exercise, they were experiencing the symptoms of sedentary living- because they work long hours in front of a computer. Some wrote of aesthetic concerns, unwilling to trade a desk they were perfectly happy with for an expensive eyesore… which I could fully appreciate. Many people already have a desk, are heavily invested in a desk they love, only do traditional or french or antique desks,  are working at their kitchen table, don’t have the budget for new furniture, etc. All valid points of view… [Read more...]