there’s something about a belgian waffle with whipped cream. i rarely indulge in this breakfast delight, but i would if i could and still fit into my skinny jeans. i’ve always thought it was a very pretty dish. that golden color, the round shape with the perfect lines and that dollop of whipped cream…love it. add a little pure maple syrup, served in a cute, white ceramic dish and it is the ultimate in charm.
a closer look at this belgian waffle obsession reveals a lot about my design style. well, surely you didn’t think this whole post would be about food? i first noticed it on pinterest. all of my repins on my “for the home” board are the same color story as an image of a belgian waffle: beiges, creams, browns. well wouldn’t you know there is a belgian movement in design and i love it. of course it’s not based on waffles, but both do have their roots in belgium. for an in-depth look at the background on belgian design check out this post from apartment therapy or this one from cote de texas. you can also check out restoration hardware, as they have really brought this movement to the forefront. or, for a quick peek, you can simply check out these yummy pictures from my pinterest board, featuring many elements of belgian design: formal, yet casual rooms with large upholstered pieces in neutral linen; salvaged wood and other furniture pieces that look like that been passed down for generations; and, often times, crystal. bon appetit!
this vibe can even carry over into my fashion sensibilities. one favorite outfit is a linen tunic dress with pockets and capped sleeve with a chunky acrylic necklace…
just like with waffles, there are several variations of belgian design. how about this cupcake that is a take-off on the idea of chicken and waffles?!?!? the bottom line is that i just can’t get enough of this look. i’m absolutely charmed by every single photo that has this feel. since unlike waffles, design does not add inches to your waistline, go ahead and experiment and add a bit of belgium to your life.