Katy Hahn Designs, located in Central Florida, specializes in residential interior home decorating and space planning for your home so that everything works well together. Her design consultation services can help clients learn new ways to update, upgrade and enhance the value of their home. Katy will address your unique decorating challenges, assess your needs and give you design advice and ideas. She also offers design specific consultation for clients that may need help in furniture or accessory selections in any area of their home. Katy can assist you in redesigning your space by re-purposing your existing furniture. We can redesign your home in one day without having to replace furniture and sometimes adding new design elements.

Katy Hahn Designs blog is a platform where we discuss home interior decorating ideas and discover interior design solutions to real world challenges. Together we will explore everything related to interior design in today’s world. Come on board as we highlight personal style, home fashions, color and design elements for your home. Feel free to post questions or make comments. All followers, referrals or AARP members will receive 10% off design services.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Trulli Homes In Italy

This week I am taking you to Puglia, Italy to visit 19th century Trullo homes.  Trullo is an Italian word for cupolla or domed roof, a Greek architectural element.  I find these homes beautiful, charming and a tad whimsical.  These were standard homes of local farmers in the Itrian valley 200 - 300 years ago.  There are only a few well-preserved homes left now.  Trulli homes are know for their domed roofs.  There is one room under each conical roof with additional living spaces in the arched alcoves.

Last week I was watching House Hunters International show titled “A Trulli happy life in Puglia, Italy” where a single woman wants to start a new life in Italy. This was a wonderful story and I would like to share this with you.  http://www.hgtv.com/video/a-trulli-happy-life-in-puglia-video/index.html.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

My Favorite Christmas Cookies

All work and no play makes Katy a dull girl.  We work all week beautifying our home so on the weekend we should enjoy living in our homes with our families.  I am hereby declaring Sunday night as recipe night.  I would like to share one of my favorite easy no-bake Christmas cookie recipes called “Forgotten Cookies”.  Do it on Christmas Eve and they are ready and waiting for you on Christmas morning.

Forgotten Cookies (yields 2 dozen)
* Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

  • 2 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup nuts (optional)
Beat egg whites until stiff.  Add sugar gradually, add salt and vanilla.  Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.  Drop by teaspoon on aluminum foil covered cookie sheets.  Set in oven and turn oven off.  Let sit overnight for 12 hours.

If you have a favorite recipe you would like to share, please leave it in the comment section.