simple restraint.

after staying in that beautiful lisbon apartment, i came home and kind of went ‘ugh’. not that i don’t love my home, because i very much do, but man, do i have a lot of ‘stuff’! living those few days in lisbon in a very simple, but also quite stunning apartment taught me that i honestly just do not need so much of these things that surround me.... 
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best of: rustic retreat by the sea.

obviously, i am begrudgingly tiptoeing towards fall. apologies all around, i just can’t help but keep falling for these beautiful beach homes. this is the Mediterranean home of lifestyle designer & stylist jessica bataille located in the coastal town of alicante, spain featured on micasa. one peek at this place and i was ready to set that pretty table, break out... 
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best of: good reads: fvf visits carolina iriarte.

this week freunde von freunden has an amazing home tour and interview featuring barcelona fashion and handbag designer, Carolina L. Iriarte. i can hardly contain my envy for her fantastic checkerboard floors — are those just not amazing? with everything in her home kept very minimal, but no less interesting the floors become the showstopper — they make me want... 
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best of: bene’s home in barcelona.

this week dwell magazine featured the home of architect Benedetta Tagliabue — a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona. i don’t think i’ve ever seen such elaborate and gorgeous moldings the likes of these, especially in their dining room — simply not to be surpassed! the incredibly beautiful tagliabue home has reached almost mythical... 
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best of: at home in barcelona.

white beamed ceilings, beautifully polished dark concrete floors and all that lovely natural light streaming in from the quiet outdoor courtyard — what’s not to like here? this stunning home, located in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter was renovated in its entirety by australian restauranteurs Crick King and Tommy Tang, the founders of Federal Café in Madrid and... 
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