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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neutral ground.

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country road. something i’ve learned from having my own garden (at long last!) is that pairing neutrals with nature really works. there’s something very pretty about how a natural canvas of earthy tones, black and white that really allows the greenery and plant life to shine. my banana palms against my black house for instance, really pop. and, this color palette... 
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inside elsie green.

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If you adore French antiques and decor, a visit to Elsie Green is a must. Located in Concord just a 40 minute drive from San Francisco, this small, sustainable, family-run business offers an astounding collection of vintage finds from France and Morocco, as well as interior design, staging and consultation services. The team has numerous trips to Europe throughout... 
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sweet spot.

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although it’s tiny, this sweet little holiday hideaway in Malasaña, a chic neighborhood in madrid, packs a big visual punch. the color palette is oh-so-soothing and interior designers studio nimú have done such a wonderful job with a such a small canvas. i love, love, love the black casement doors out to the terrace — gives me an idea for my kitchen makeover!... 
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new collection from IKEA.

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There’s a brand new limited-edition collection launching soon from IKEA and I’m pretty over the moon excited about it. their new VIKTIGT collection is the result of a creative collaboration with Ingegerd Råman, one of Scandinavia’s most well-known glass designers and ceramists. According to Ingegerd, the collection “is about craft, it’s a project between... 
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