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: 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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best of: soothing spaces.

i’m such a fan of barcelona-based photographer salva lópez. his photographs for clients like dwell, freunde von freunden and monocle magazine have such an ethereal, peaceful quality of light, and they make me want to crawl into them and live my life right there and then. these spaces are the perfect example of what i’m talking about. modern, sometimes sparse,... 
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best of: tileworks.

simon watson photography. i’m still obsessed with tile — even more so after visiting cuba where almost every surface you step on is tiled beautifully, even if cracked or decaying. i’m planning on using moroccan-inspired cement tile from clé tile for my bathroom remodel and i couldn’t be more excited — if i could just narrow down which tiles... 
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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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