put a rug on it.

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my domaine. today’s the last day to enter to win our pink rug co. giveaway so i thought it only apropos i encourage you to enter with some inspiring imagery of how a rug can turn a room around. a beautiful rug can add crazy color, character and warmth to an ordinary space in an instant. the apartment. cupofherbaltea. varpunen. the apartment. my domaine. the style... 
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inspired by: tulum.

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hartwood restaurant, by todd selby. tulum, mexico is one of my all-time favorite places. i could even see having a getaway home there if one could swing such a luxury. alas, it’s had a lot of upheaval as of late — i’m not certain i completely understand exactly what’s come undone, but the government has come in and said about 20 hotels along the beachline... 
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Hedley & Bennett / Studio Tour.

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When I arrived at the Hedley & BennettĀ apron headquarters my first interaction was with a delightfully jolly pig named Oliver. Apparently finishing his morning stroll, I followed him right into the door where things just kept getting better: a giant yellow slide coming down from a tree house in the middle of the room, a warehouse-length zip line just begging to be used,... 
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a summer pool party with SKYY.

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sometimes you need a night away, but you don’t really have the time to leave town. that’s where summer parties come in really handy. you can style up your backyard for an outdoor movie night, a sleepover or just a fun cocktail party with friends — whatever you do just make it feel like you’ve left town for a little bit. you can even just check into... 
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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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