woman in blue button up

Aging Gracefully

| image courtesy of vogue |

I've always been one of those people whose age is a bit of mystery, but these last few years I feel like I'm starting to look my age.

Laurie Furber
Your 2022 Fall Nail Trends

Your 2022 Fall Nail Trends

| photography by @nailalamode |

This summer season’s biggest nail trend was the “glazed donut” manicure that dominated all of our feeds with its iridescent allure, made popular by Hailey Bieber. But what does Fall 2022 have in store for us?

Alena Shmuglyakova

Our Favourite Moisturizers for Fall & Winter

The fall and winter months can be a challenging time for your skin, so it is important to treat it with a little extra TLC.
Laurie Furber
wall of artwork

It's a Match | Stoneware & Florals

| image courtesy of scout & nimble |

There is nothing we love more than fresh, blooming flowers paired with crocks, stoneware bottles, and vessels of all shapes and sizes.

Laurie Furber
table with white tablecloth

Press Play | Dinner Party Playlist

| image courtesy of the new york times |

The perfect dinner party playlist for an intimate gathering that will transition naturally from cocktails to dinner and then to a bit of dancing should the mood strike.

Sepi Shokouh
white kitchen

A New Kind of Modern Farmhouse

This house was the best kind of design project:  nice clients with beautiful taste who aren't afraid to take some risks.  We started working with Brian and Hilary Coate in the spring of 2019 to convert their California cottage into a modern farmhouse. 
Laurie Furber
plant wallpaper

For the Love of Wallpaper

Simplicity is lovely, but sometimes a splash of color or pattern is just what a room needs to bring it to life.  We love that wallpaper has made a comeback in interiors in both large and small ways.  
Laurie Furber
block print headboard

Hand Work | The Art of the Block Print

If you know Elsie Green, you know that we really only traffic in two patterns:  block prints and stripes.  Our love of block prints goes way back to our first trip to India more than 20 years ago where we saw the blocks hand carved and the fabrics hand printed by artisans who passed their techniques down through generations.   
Laurie Furber
checkerboard floor star ceiling light portrait

Hand Work | The Art of Living Brass

| image courtesy of elements of style blog |

Brass has had its moment. 

For a time, every kitchen, bath and lighting feature in a design project was glittering with polished brass. 

While that trend has begun to fade, brass will always be a classic. 

Laurie Furber
farmers market cabbage beets kale

Market Report | A Farmer's Market Inspired Thanksgiving Menu

We love a field trip, especially one that involves food.

We headed to the San Francisco Ferry Building, shopping bags and cameras in hand, in search of fresh seasonal ingredients for our thanksgiving menu. We found figs, beets, carrots, squash, kale, brussels sprouts on their stalks and pears to design our menu around.  

Laurie Furber
ottolenghi pappardelle

Friendsgiving | Our Italian-inspired Menu

| image courtesy of ottolenghi |

When we were crafting a Friendsgiving menu this year, Italian felt right.  It's easy, delicious, and perfect for a crowd.  We turned to our favorite source Ottolenghi for inspiration.  

Laurie Furber

Vegan-Ish | Autumnal Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Table

As someone who has spent over half their life on a vegetarian or vegan diet, I know that the holiday season can often mean there is plenty of food, but nothing to eat. But there is an easy fix. 
Laurie Furber
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Welcome to the Elsie Green Podcast where our host Andie and her guests discuss design, travel, fashion, beauty and other beautiful things in life.