Natalia Elko's Posts

Elevated (Yet Easy!) Recipes

When it comes to planning meals, I try to keep things exciting – and with more time at home, I’ve been turning to my tried and true recipes and given them a little twist. These are some of my all-time favorites – be it for a larger household or a party of one. The best part is, these dishes require minimal ingredients, pack a ton of flavor and are visually delightful, too.

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Induction vs. Gas Cooking

As the culinary connoisseur among my friends and family, I love cooking with both induction and gas. While I currently have a gas cooktop, my mom has induction and I have so much fun trying new recipes on her cooktop. Both cooking methods allow me to experiment with different seasonal ingredients, recipes, and techniques. This […]

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Will you be our Valentine?

This Valentine’s Day, we’re taking the time to feature stunning designs that blue us away. While shades of red and pink may be on the minds of some on this holiday, we’ll always be partial to blue. Here are some stunning ways blue tones have been incorporated into designs that captured our hearts.

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Barista meets Bartender

It’s my favorite time of the year—shopping for that perfect gift always puts me in the holiday spirit! From recipes to coffee to wine, the best gifts of the 2019 season revolve around hosting and exceptional experiences.

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Kitchen Design Challenge: Unveil Exceptional Design

The Kitchen Design Challenge is here and I can hardly contain my excitement! The 2019-2020 contest provides tons of inspiration for me as I like to keep tabs on the winning designers and visit their social pages while making changes to my own home.

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Wood You Look at These Spaces?

While remodeling my home, I couldn’t help but notice how often natural wood is again trending in new kitchens. There’s something so beautiful and fresh about modern wood spaces—from large ceiling beams to fully-paneled custom refrigeration, I cannot get enough of it.

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Small Space, Big on Personalization

I am fascinated by the minimalism and smaller homes trend. Some of my closest friends are choosing compact, thoughtfully designed spaces and my favorite part about it is that while certain rooms are smaller, there’s no compromise on luxury or personalization.

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Full Steam Ahead: Summer Steak

Steam is the most luxurious way to prepare a mouth-watering, flavorful dish, and there’s nothing more exquisite than a perfectly prepared steak on a summer evening.

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