getting kitschy with it.

well, how’s this for cheerful? i thought i’d go to a happy place today and share some rooms where the kitsch level is pretty up there — fun and spunky, no fear of color here. when i was younger i had a pretty intense love of all things kitschy and as i get older it’s mellowed, but i still love a bit of it here and there. a great print like my barkcloth... 
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at home with: designer trine skoller.

one of my favorite online resources for great design, bolig magazine recently featured the home of designer trine skoller, and it’s a beauty. colorful and a little bit whimsical, trine has mixed traditional favorites with vintage flea market finds creating a home that’s truly eclectic and reflects the personality of its owner and her family. cozy, art-filled nooks... 
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saphyr pure linen: bedding giveaway.

i love featuring mother/daughter businesses and saphyr pure linen is an inspiring one. founder Rory O’Mara knows fabric from the inside and out — from an early age, her love of textiles and fashion set her on a path of developing a passion into a career that would take her around the world as an industry innovator. As Director of International Fashion Marketing at... 
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a little bit of lisbon.

as promised in yesterday’s post about our charming apartment in lisbon, i wanted to share a few ‘must-visit’ spots around the city if you happen to be headed that way — which i most certainly recommend. lisbon is a beautiful seaside city, full of colorful pastel architecture. it reminds me a little bit of a much older san francisco — it’s... 
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best of: on trend: turquoise.

maire claire maison. helloooo, monday! forgive me while i get a little colorful this morning and start our day with a bold burst of the blues — turquoise, to be exact. i’m seeing these exotic hues of green-blue everywhere — including the fashion world and it makes you wonder, does design follow fashion? or is it the other way around? case in point —... 
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