neutral ground.

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country road. something i’ve learned from having my own garden (at long last!) is that pairing neutrals with nature really works. there’s something very pretty about how a natural canvas of earthy tones, black and white that really allows the greenery and plant life to shine. my banana palms against my black house for instance, really pop. and, this color palette... 
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WKNDLA / Artist Studio Tour.

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I first came across Cindy’s fiber work, WKNDLA, at Consort Design and then again at Kit & Ace in Pasadena. She’s able to design inviting and beautiful pieces on a small, wearable scale while at the same time creating larger, installation pieces. Cindy’s studio sits behind her house in North Hollywood with a table dedicated to the smaller, more assembly... 
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a weekend in laguna.

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as i posted last friday, i slipped away for a long leisurely weekend in laguna beach. laguna is the perfect southern california beach town, just under two hours south of Los angeles. cute little wood-shingled cottages cling to the overgrown hillsides along with their newer mansion-like neighbors and all share a stunning view of the sun-drenched pacific ocean below. it’s... 
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Around L.A. / Hemingway & Pickett.

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Toby Hemingway fondly remembers the large trucks that drove for the barbershop distribution company Hemingway & Pickett, that his great, great Grandfather began in 1888, and which remained in the family for three generations in Melbourne, Australia. In 2011, Toby revived the name and opened shop in Silver Lake selling well made, well designed, hand picked goods from Los... 
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brightly styled.

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photography by Duncan Innes for homestyle. when it comes to styling, i’m really drawn to light and bright. which in this case is a great white ‘base’ if you will — whether it be white walls, floors or both paired with some whimsical bright pops of color — pillows, artwork, rugs or even a bunch of colorful flowers can really do a lot for a room... 
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