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22 Ideabooks by Liren Baker
Guest Picks: Detox and Relax With a Perfect Kettle of Tea
With the cold weather and the desire to cozy up indoors, I’ve been enjoying kettle after kettle of tea this time of year. Here are some lovely teapots that are sure to bring calmness and relaxation with each sip. — Liren from Kitchen...
Guest Picks: Soup's On!
With brisk weather and frosty days ahead, there's nothing I crave more than a good bowl of soup. Keep yours piping hot in these beautiful pieces that will grace any table. — Liren from Kitchen Confidante...
Guest Picks: Fresh Ways to Pack Lunches
It's time to get back to school and hit the books — but don't forget to pack a good lunch! Here are some fresh ways to bring healthy meals on the go. And these aren't just for kids; adults will welcome a well-packed lunch at the office too. —...
Guest Picks: Hostess Gifts She'll Want to Use
With all the summer soirees and get-togethers, I've found that it's always good to have extra small gifts (and ideas) for the hostess. Here are some ideas that she is sure to love — and want to use right away! — Liren from Kitchen...
Guest Picks: Spreading Cheer With Mustard Yellow
Whether it's the mustard fields of wine country, the wildflowers dotting the fields of Northern California or a good ol' Dijon in the kitchen, I just adore mustard yellow. Here are some fun ways to incorporate this stylish and cheerful neutral throughout...
Guest Picks: Gearing Up for Farmer's Market Season
It's getting warmer and the season's bounty is filling my local farmer's market. Here are some fun ways to gear up for those weekend jaunts and to bring some of the market's style home to your own kitchen. — Liren from Kitchen...
Guest Picks: Get Enamored of Kitchen Enamelware
Try these modern and vintage pieces coated in enamel for durability and beauty in your kitchen or on the table
I am newly obsessed with enamelware, especially in the kitchen. Its clean lines, its classic look — everything about it screams vintage and modern all at once. Here are some great pieces of durable enamelware (both vintage and current) to include in...
Guest Picks: Winter Whites for All Seasons
Right after the new year, I stripped my house of color. Walls were repainted a crisp white, and the serenity that followed has really impacted how I feel about what used to be "boring old white." I love it! Here are a few ways to infuse white and brighten...
Guest Picks: Après-Ski
It's the time of year when the snow falls in the mountains, and I just want to ski. Once I'm in my beloved Lake Tahoe, sometimes it's the après-ski chic that enchants me just as much as swishing down the slopes. Here are some ways to bring chalet style...
Guest Picks: Cranberry Holidays
Ever since the holiday season arrived, I have been cooking endlessly with cranberries. They have appeared in muffins, cakes, salads and even savory sauces. I thought I would continue embracing cranberries in and out of the kitchen with these finds. They...
Guest Picks: Upcycled Wine Barrels
Raise a glass to vineyard style with furniture, lighting and accessories repurposed from wooden wine barrels
It's harvest season in the Northern California wine regions, and I've been inspired by wine barrels. From functional clocks to elegant chandeliers, these pieces can introduce the graceful charm of wine country all over the home. They are true conversation...
Guest Picks: Luxurious Leather Details
Leather accents add richness to a room — and surprising durability to everything from rugs to pot holders
Autumn is here! I'll be crawling into my sweaters and pulling on my long leather boots, but what about giving your home a wardrobe change too? Here are some ways to introduce luxurious leather to warm up the house this season. — Liren from
Guest Books: Hit the Books
School is back in session, and it's time to hit the books. From study spaces to storage solutions, here are some ways to help your young ones start the year on the right foot. — Liren from Kitchen Confidante...
Guest Picks: Go Glamping!
Summers are for camping and enjoying the great outdoors. But I have to admit, as I get older, it's harder to leave the luxuries of home. I'm all for "glamping" — glamorous camping. It's definitely a travel trend that I can follow. Here are some nifty...
Guest Picks: Clambake Fun
There's nothing like a quintessential clambake to celebrate summer. Here are some fun ways to bring the seaside tradition to your home and garden. — Liren from Kitchen Confidante