good reads: the latest issue of est.

do you read australian design est magazine? if not, it’s time to tune in, because issue #24 of est is a good one — exploring global home styles from cape town to mallorca and on to sydney. one of my favorite features, and there were many, is this modern rustic cape town gem. it has all the elements i love — an earthy Scandinavian vibe, and a farmhouse mix... 
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cozy nooks and niches.

upholstered window bench with drawers via remodelista. it’s Sunday and all i’m in the mood to do is curl up with a good book in a cozy nook and read the day away. i spoke on a design panel yesterday at create & cultivate, which was really inspiring, but today i’m all talked out. so since i’ve got work to catch up on, i thought it might as well be... 
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all new nook.

i got it into my head that i’d like to move the little ikea HÅVET sofa bed that was in my office, out into the breakfast nook, because it gets a lot of nice light off the sun porch, and it would be a nice spot to blog from. so i dragged the darn thing (it was like a dead body) out there to the nook, and i think i quite like it. the office has more space for actually... 
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