at home with elsa billgren.

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it was the crazy bright orange smeg that first caught my eye and led me to the fabulous stockholm flat of elsa billgren. elsa is a Swedish television personality, blogger and vintage aficionado and writer. it would appear she also has a keen eye for decorating because her home is just lovely. eclectic, fresh and full of life (that smeg!) and cozy as all get out. i could curl... 
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plant life.

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kimberley dhollander and philippe corthout, via de dujes. commonly popular in the late 1970s or early 1980s, very bohemian fern bars were everywhere. we probably watched chrissy, jack and janet barhop through a few of these lush pubs. houseplants got huge in the late 70’s too, and much like fashion of that era (high waisted jeans, anyone?) they’re back in a big... 
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at home with francois et moi.

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this is the very lovely, and recently renovated home of blogger Erin of francios et moi and her husband, Ken Francois in the North Loop of Minneapolis. they purchased their charming 1934 Tudor-style home last July and spent late Summer and Fall last year renovating much of the house. erin’s background is interior design (but she’s currently a freelance writer and... 
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real art for a fictitious world.

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sigh… holly golightly (the heroine of the 1961 classic, breakfast at tiffany’s). she is so elegant, so beautiful, and oh, so lost. you know what i’m going to suggest, right? yes! art!!! ok. i added the art part to that quote, but she needs it right? right! i’m sure it would make her feel so much more at home in her bare apartment that she shares with... 
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[talking pictures: vivienne strauss].

this tuesday’s [talking pictures] is a very sweet one, and it’s from one of my favorite artists and flickr friends, vivienne strauss. vivienne just moved to Portland, Oregon with her husband, (also an artist!) Matte Stephens and their wonderful menagerie of cats. Vivienne is a wonderful artist who also likes to collect vintage ceramic poodles, is a big fan of old... 
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