stairway to book heaven.


my domaine. one of the things that makes me happiest about my new (well, now a year old!) house is the built-in bookcases we installed. i love books and i love displaying them for other people to enjoy. the only drawback is how tall my bookcases are since they reach my ceiling which at the highest pitch is about 13 feet tall. so i’m considering installing a library ladder... 
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looks alright from this angle.


Restaurant Usine’s great metal dining room chairs, via remodelista. i’ve come to realize, i have a really strong affinity for very angular and metal objects. from cool lighting fixtures, to steel framed furniture i just find it all really interesting to look at, and a great conversation starter. take my vintage homecrest chairs for instance — i first saw... 
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slow living at goddards.

retreat at goddards. / sfgirlbybay

Today I’m sharing photos from a recent trip to Goddards House in the idyllic town of Abinger Common in Surrey. Located 45 minutes south of London, this tranquil country estate was our home for a creative slow living retreat with food photographer and stylist Beth Kirby of Local Milk. Built between 1898-1900 and later expanded in 1910, the two-level house is comprised... 
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shelf life.


the one thing about my little cottage that kind of drove me crazy was this sad little window in the living area that just looked kind of lonesome. i felt like it needed to be grounded somehow, and the best way i could think of was to build a custom wall unit around it to shelve all my many books and collectibles. fortunately for me, i know an extremely talented local craftsman... 
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