Gifts for the Baker

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Here are some great ideas for the baker on your shopping list. Check out these great products from Nordic Ware.

(Featured Image) Cake and lollipops — need we say more? Get the best of both worlds with the Cake Pops Baking Pan. Serve cake or brownies on a stick!
Cake Pop Baking Pan, CA$20
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The Nordic Ware Anniversary Bundt Pan is the perfect staple for bakers who like to keep tradition in the cake mix. This pan accomodates 10-15 cup recipes.
Anniversary Bundt Pan, CA$40
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To ensure even the finest of details on all those holiday goodies, make sure you have the E-Z Deco Icing Pen in your kitchen. The perfect accessory to make sure all your tasty treats look as good as they taste, this handy appliance will become your best friend in the kitchen.
E-Z Deco Icing Pen, CA$10
For more information, visit Nordic Ware

Simple Pleasures

  • Surrounded by pristine white and warm woods, Culley Ingram strikes a contemplative pose in her restful Nashville living room.
  • This chair was found at Antiques at the Factory and the busy mother of two fell in love with the artisanship behind its elegant shape. The oil painting is by Danielle Rahe Fox, an artist from the Ingrams’ hometown of Santa Cruz, California. Family, as displayed in the homegrown gallery rising above the main floor staircase, is a priority for Culley and her husband, songwriter and music producer Jason Ingram. Daughters Blythe and Nola are much in evidence throughout the home.
  • Culley finishes icing red velvet cupcakes.
  • Simply furnished, the master bedroom gives way to a large deck, ideal for family barbecues and summer sunning. Culley painted existing grass cloth covered walls a crisp white, preferring the subtle texture to flat drywall.
  • Jason’s home office, just steps from the family kitchen, is an actual recording studio.
  • A collection of guitars and a mandolin, gifted by a dear friend, strike a pleasing chord on display.
  • The graphic black and white canvas is a portrait of Culley by artist friend M. A. Wood.

With sunshine pouring through the windows, reflecting onto cushy white upholstery and pristine walls, there’s nary a trace of the formerly dark rooms the Ingram family moved into several years ago. Craving a backdrop for living rather than a “show house”, Culley, a self-taught design enthusiast, set about creating a peaceful sanctuary for her family of four.

Culley humbly chalks her design abilities up to genetics, slowing as she speaks of beloved grandparents:

“They were world travellers who had an ability to appreciate an object’s inherent beauty. My grandmother taught me to look for potential in objects both humble and grand, while my grandfather taught me to enjoy the hunt and respect the process of creating a home.”

Undaunted by raw possibilities, Culley sees blank spaces on walls and in rooms as “opportunities.”

 

Culley’s Fave Design Stores

Epiphany – contemporary and antique furniture and accessories

Dealer’s Choice – where Culley bought her living room chandelier

Iron Gate – new and vintage offerings


Words by Kimberley Seldon; Photography by Simon Burn