making a grand entrance.

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the gifts of life. it’s always nice to make a grand entrance. that’s one thing my new house lacks — there’s no foyer, no entry hall of any kind — you simply step right into what i suppose you’d call a grand room, or a combination dining room / living room space. i love my house, but i do like a nice entryway welcoming you and your guests... 
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DDIY.

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Big Fringe garlands from oh happy day! i am not really a DIY kinda girl. sure, i can paint a room, or hang a few pictures but when it comes to crafts of any kind, it’s not really my forte. i’m more of a DDIY’er – don’t do it yourself. so thankfully for all of us, there are an abundance of bloggers out there that excel beyond expectations in this... 
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harlow & grey.

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our dear friend jeanne chan (of shop sweet things) and her event designer cousin gloria wong tritasavit (of gloria wong design) recently launched a gorgeous and modern line of party goods and we are excited to share these with you! inspired by their love of fashion, graphic design and pop culture, the harlow & grey collections allow individuals to beautifully entertain... 
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we’d like the banquette, please.

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my domaine. banquette, booth, nook — whatever you call them, they’re comfy, right? when you go to a restaurant you always want to sit in them and in fact, there’s always a bit of a silent arm wrestle going on — “do you want to sit on the nice plush bit against the wall? or this rather stiff-looking lonely chair?” everyone secretly wants... 
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zen and the art of cooking.

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remodelista. i’m working on some ideas to update my kitchen and i keep coming back to these very peaceful, zen-like spaces. there’s just something so soothing about the thought of cooking in a space like these — bringing in fresh herbs and produce from my garden (food is growing out there!), putting on some chill music and cooking great meals. i like the... 
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