a keen eye for the eclectic.

without sounding too much like a brat, i’m really becoming disenchanted with a lot of the cookie-cutter looks out there right now. i think decor needs a little more eclectic oomph added, if you will — maybe mix things up a little bit with some unexpected pieces, especially vintage paired with new. one of the things i was most inspired by on my trip to europe was... 
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best of: at home in new york city.

blogger tezza barton has the prettiest post up — it’s a peek at her brand new apartment in new york city with its lovely light and views of the freedom tower. it’s very eclectic, very boho and all decorated on a budget with affordable furnishings from urban outfitters home and those beautiful rugs she’s beautifully layered from eliko rugs. her window... 
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best of: one very fine site: de dujes.

via good old pinterest i stumbled onto this truly beautiful blog this weekend. have you ever visited de dujes? well, you should. it’s run by sisters, Gaétane and Gaëlle Dujardin who say “We grew up in a warm and very close family. As a family we often call ourselves ‘The Dujes’. We are there for each other through thick and thin.” I like them already.... 
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good reads: food52.

i’m a big fan of food52 — for recipes, and for stocking my kitchen with clever cooking accouterment. until now, i’d not thought to look to food52 for inspiring interior design but low and behold — look at this charming london loft, made over by creative couple, Catherine Verna Bentley and Louis Hagen Hall of the design firm Bentley Hagen Hall. you’ve... 
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mid century modern love.

there are neighborhoods near me that are known for their beautiful mid-century modern homes — silver lake being one of them — case study homes designed by the likes of eames, Lautner and Neutra abound. they are architectural gems protected by historical societies (thank goodness) and this lovely home is one of them. featured recently on one of my favorite sites... 
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