bold choices.

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you gotta love it when a homeowner is brave enough to make some bold color choices. i used to be much more apt to paint a room a bright color and if i didn’t like it i’d just paint it another color. a friend used to joke that my bathroom was getting smaller because each time i’d add a coat of paint, the room would shrink just a little bit more. true story... 
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fun with mid-century modern.

mid-century design / sfgirlbybay

a black mid-century modern leather sofa looks less austere with playful accessories, via the october issue of inside out magazine. i used to try and have an apartment that was nothing but streamline, very committed mid-century modern. but i just couldn’t hack the discipline involved to have everything ‘by the book’ mid-century. i like too many eras of furniture... 
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i spy: bougainvillea.

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hansel from basel. ever since moving to los angeles, i’ve got lush bougainvillea on the brain. this vine grows wild everywhere here — from freeway onramps to rambling over rooftops. it’s hardy, grabs hold and just takes over. but in such a lovely way no one seems to mind, and certainly not me. it changes color like a chameleon, sometimes fuschia to pale pink,... 
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new wave kitchen.

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in the 80’s i was obsessed with these colors! i painted white shirts with kooky neon pastels and accessorized my apartment in full tilt new wave splendor — hey, don’t judge, it was my very first apartment! but this kitchen — this is done to perfection and not one bit as cheesy as my first place. Polished pine plywood, pastel paired with bright bold... 
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the ground beneath my feet.

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you know i tried to go all black and white and minimal when i moved into the cottage, right? well that didn’t last long. i don’t know if i’ve got spring fever or what, but i’ve gone bold, people. i still love my souk rug, so i simply moved it to the bedroom, and then — wait for it — i went in the complete opposite direction and added a couple... 
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