the many moods of blue.

when i was in portugal, i was yet again surrounded by european blues. beautiful blue tiles are everywhere in the city of lisbon — azulejos, a form of Spanish and Portuguese painted tin-glazed ceramic tilework is literally everywhere. in fact, Heather, of skinny laminx wrote an entire blog post about their beautiful blue tiles. so, i was inspired yet again to share the... 
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best of: on trend: turquoise.

maire claire maison. helloooo, monday! forgive me while i get a little colorful this morning and start our day with a bold burst of the blues — turquoise, to be exact. i’m seeing these exotic hues of green-blue everywhere — including the fashion world and it makes you wonder, does design follow fashion? or is it the other way around? case in point —... 
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that little black accent.

as you’ll see in a few more posts this week (guest room makeover reveal, coming right up!) i’m still seduced by that little black magic. i’ve had jet black walls before and loved them, and as you may know, i painted the exterior of my house jet black (and all the interior doors black, too). so i guess my crush on black never really fades. it just has such... 
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wear this there: nanan.

this is quickly becoming a column about the world’s cutest pink restaurants — but hey, we don’t set the trends, we just indulge in them! nanan patisserie in wroclaw, poland is possibly the sweetest of them all, its interiors are inspired by an éclair, for goodness sakes! this blushing dream of a place, designed by buck.studio, is where i imagine one would go if... 
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color palette: mint + peachy pink.

last weekend, i checked out DTLA’s brand new museum of ice cream and found myself inspired by two particulars installations (and my favorite ice cream flavor) mint chip, as well as the pretty pastel sherbet room. so i return today with another color pairing, minty fresh green and pale, peachy pink. pastel hues ideal for lightening things up for the spring season. consider... 
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