one family’s castle.

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after a two-year long renovation this 12th-century french chateau can finally be called home to Isabelle Site, owner of les petites emplettes, her husband Hubert and their three daughters. found in total disrepair — complete with damaged moat and drawbridge — the family brought the old castle back to life, but left behind hints of its history, choosing to leave... 
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modern beach house.

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it’s monday, and sigh — i’d much rather be lazily lounging about this idyllic beach home in south africa. featured recently in inside out magazine, there’s lots of little nuances to love. like the pretty four-poster bed made from reclaimed timber paired with a fancy chandelier — it’s got just the right amount of vintage vibes meets modern... 
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a weekend in laguna.

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as i posted last friday, i slipped away for a long leisurely weekend in laguna beach. laguna is the perfect southern california beach town, just under two hours south of Los angeles. cute little wood-shingled cottages cling to the overgrown hillsides along with their newer mansion-like neighbors and all share a stunning view of the sun-drenched pacific ocean below. it’s... 
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mr. green in the conservatory.

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her new tribe. as i was putting together this post i had a flashback to endlessly playing the boardgame ‘clue’ — i was obsessed! just as i am with these pale green interiors — don’t they feel somewhat victorian? like an old greenhouse or conservatory? they’re kind of romantic and even a little bit melancholy, but still quite beautiful.... 
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the shutterbugs: julie ansiau.

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i’m such a fan of paris-based photographer julie ansiau. her photography is bright, beautiful and a little bit whimsical, and even with decor images like these, the styling gets just a little bit playful. julie shoots for elle, figaro and milk magazines, just to name a few. she also keeps a blog, blog des fruits des fleurs etc. with updates on her latest projects —... 
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