a secret stay in marseille.

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It is in Marseille that one can discover the oldest hardware store in France and one of my very favorite sources of inspiration. originally created in 1827, and now a beautiful concept store maison empereur remains today an essential place to visit when in Marseille. it’s got many personalities — hardware and gadget store, gourmand cooking go-to, homewares extraordinaire... 
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warm vibes, cool spaces.

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something i love about all these rooms is the natural beauty wood brings to them. but i also like their spark of warm, golden hues, too — and they all have some interesting pattern play going on. great texture and shapes go a long way in a simple space, and i’m especially loving those wavy prints in the shot up above from block shop textiles, but then i always... 
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the perfect london flat.

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i thought i’d share a longer look at the airbnb flat we stayed at in london, since when i posted it on instagram so many of you were curious about where it was and how to stay there, too! located in the beautiful garden district of holland park, we loved everything about this cozy spot — just a hop skip and a jump from notting hill, portobello market and the tube... 
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eclectic is in.

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one thing i can tell you having just returned from london and paris — eclectic is in! not that it ever went out of style, especially in european corners of the world, but i found myself uber-inspired by what’s going on over there especially in terms of their madcap mix of genres, color and pattern. one of my favorite resources for that kind of home inspiration... 
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best of: bring back those beach vibes.

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sonja velda photography. i need a vacation. badly! i can usually tell it’s time for a holiday when i’m immediately drawn to all things beachy on pinterest. i’ve been dreaming of heading back to tulum and realized i’ve been pinning all these images that have that sophisticated beach vibe — and for some reason lately, anytime i see ‘fringe’... 
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