to be or not to be: open shelving.

the thing about buying an old house is that there are always renovations to make. you want your house to suit you perfectly, so it’s difficult to not look around constantly thinking how you might go about upgrading. sigh. now that i’ve finished my bathroom remodel, next comes the kitchen, and ouch does it get expensive. i’ve got ikea cabinetry in my current... 
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my bathroom remodel reveal.

at long last, i’m finally able to say the bathroom remodel is complete, and ready to share with you. i couldn’t be more excited about how it turned out, and honestly, i may be spending much more time than necessary primping and just luxuriating in here. so, to proceed — you may remember i partnered with Kohler for a makeover and shared the before a while... 
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it’s a jungle in here.

call me ms. green jeans, but i just can’t help myself, i guess. when it comes to bringing green inside — literally and figuratively, i’m into it. whether it’s really a jungle (see above!) or a few simple house plants, a touch of green accents in textiles, paint, and artwork can go a long way towards giving you a fresh outlook on your space. and green... 
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sleep peacefully.

i’ll be honest, catching up after vacation is hard, but one can hardly complain without being a total jerkface since i was even able to take a vacation! but i think with jet lag and then a bazillion emails and projects to get back to i’m a little worn out. so today i’m seeking refuge in some very peaceful and zen-like bedrooms. i don’t like a lot of... 
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at home with designer anna valentine.

when in london last week, we kind of accidentally discovered the west end area of Marylebone. The main neighborhood shops are along Marylebone High Street and we fell instantly in love with its charming narrow side streets, sweet boutiques and cafes. so i can see why fashion designer Anna Valentine chose this spot for both her studio and her Georgian-style home just walking... 
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