think {white} merigue for your home

now that we've established that white shirts rock...how about looking at going white for your home.
{think merigue} why merigue? well as you know i am all about texture, and in the food world the texture of merigue is so appealing. 


obsessed with dark walls, why not set off white decor with this effect?


puddling fabric panels is a quick textural fix

the age old combination of black and white can create an elegant vignette on a coffee table


combine texture and highlights of black 
to make a statement that is as timeless as a white shirt is~

   {recipe for merigue diamond cookies} *serve with key lime ice cream

3 cups sifted all purpose flour
3 tbsp. cornstarch
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 eggs, separated
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pure vanilla
 
In a bowl, sift together flour and cornstarch with 1 tbsp. sugar. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut butter into the flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add egg yolks, then shape dough and divide into a ball; divide into two parts. Roll each portion between sheets of parchment paper into a rectangle 1/8-inch thick.
Slide rectangles (leave dough between sheets of parchment paper) and refrigerate until firm.
When firm, gently peel off paper. Cut dough into diamonds 3 inches long by 2 inches wide. Arrange 1-inch apart on baking sheets.
To make a meringue topping, beat egg whites until foamy, gradually adding salt, remaining sugar, and vanilla. Spread meringue smoothly and evenly over each diamond.
Bake in a preheated 250°F oven for 30 minutes, or until the meringue is crisp but light in color and bottoms are lightly browned.
Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes, then finish cooling completely on a wire rack.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

photos via pinerest