The weather was kind of crummy on Tuesday night but that did not stop us from having another fun and educational evening at Mountain High Appliance
for the Eatertainment Encore with Mountain High Appliance Executive Chef, Keith Jones
. As Chef Keith explained during the workshop Eatertainment is all about having fun while cooking. Judging by the many laughing moments and smiles on the faces in the audience the encore presentation of this workshop did not disappoint! Here are some pictures from the evening.
Chef Keith "Eatertaining" his audience!
Chef Keith and his assistant, Julie Xiong (student at the Art Institute, Culinary Program) showing off the super cool fryer that is part of the Miele
modular system. The "Design your Own Cooktop" phenomenon allows for specialty cooking pieces to adapt to a cook's dream....Fryer, Superburner Wok, Ceramic Electric, Gas, Induction, Tepan Yaki and more....
Chef Keith provided lots of tips and tricks to the audience.
Chef Keith demonstrating the one of a kind hood from Miele that lowers or raises to the convenience of the user. It is especially helpful in island applications, especially with the wonderful views from our kitchens in Colorado!
Chef Keith demonstrating the cooking of his Moussaka Tart one of the nine recipes highlighted during the workshop.
A happy member of the audience!
Chef Keith putting his magic touch on some Triple Chocolate Cinnamon Cookies.
Miele was a co-sponsor of both Eatertainment events. Barbara Barton and Missy West from Mountain High Appliance are drawing names for some door prizes generously provided by Miele.
Another happy audience member receiving a door prize from Barbara.
A winning team! Chef Keith, Brad Barnett (owner of Mountain High Appliance), Helly Duncan (owner of Design Matters Home).
The Eatertainment workshops are part of our ongoing Design Inspirations Workshop series that picks up again on January 14th with 2010 Design Trends. Visit our Workshops page to get more information. Also, Mountain High Appliance hosts many other cooking related events and they open up their live kitchens for private events. Contact Barbra Barton at 303-665-6850 x210 to learn more.
Brad is talking to some of the attendees after the demonstration about the components in the Miele
kitchen in the Mountain High Appliance showroom.
Labels: entertainment, Louisville Colorado, Workshops
We were so inspired and thrilled to help out with the holiday décor of the homes featured on the 2009 Louisville Holiday Home Tour. It was exciting to meet all of the wonderful homeowners and to see and hear about Louisville family holiday traditions. We wanted to share our holiday decorating journey by showing some of the holiday decorating ideas that were incorporated this year into the homes. Many of these ideas are very simple and affordable, and we hope that you take away as much inspiration as we have to create wonderful holiday décor in your home.
Here are some ideas you can take home from the tour:
Incorporate the architectural details of your home into your holiday decorating:
The homeowners have used light fixtures, bolts, ceiling beams and other fixed elements as the backdrop and inspiration for their holiday decorating. This makes decorating less time consuming and draws attention to what is already beautiful about your home, instead of masking it.
Ornaments are strung from the bolts in the beams and from a light fixture.
Decorate without using floor space:
For many people, the holidays mean guests, entertaining and having a crowd in your house. Many of the homeowners have incorporated their decorations into their homes without taking up floor space. If you don’t have room for a tree, hang ornaments elsewhere, like is shown above. Consider using a tabletop tree on a side table or an over-sized mantle, or use wreaths and garlands to add greenery to the top of upper cabinets, armoires, or other large pieces of furniture instead of a large tree.
Bring out your favorite collections:
Display some of your collections together to add personality to your décor. Your favorite holiday-themed mugs in open-shelving in the kitchen or, as seen on the table below, an eclectic collection of dishes and hotel silver add sparkle and interest to a holiday table.
Work with a simple color palette:
Holiday decorations come in a wide variety of colors, but to keep your home from feeling overwhelming during the holidays, pick one or two strong colors for your decorations. To bring in variety, you can add metallic accents and different textures. This table uses red in multiple textures, but feels cohesive due to the unity of colors:
Shop the supermarket and discount stores:
You can shop for beautiful holiday accents at the same time you are buying your groceries and household items. Cranberries, candy canes and greens can transform simple white dishes.
Mix authentic greens with synthetic versions you can buy at a discount store to add color and texture without spending a lot of money (and time vacuuming needles!). Simple red tinsel and white lights add sparkle and interest when repeated throughout.
Edit your decorations:
Don’t feel as if you have to take every item out of your boxes of holiday décor. One homeowner chooses a theme each year for the ornaments on their tree and hangs only those ornaments that fit the theme. This year’s theme is “all sparkle,” so the tree really shines!
We hope you found inspiration and holiday cheer as you enjoyed this year’s Louisville Holiday Home Tour! - The Design Matters Home Team
Labels: holiday decorating, Interior Design, Louisville Colorado