unexpected inspiration.

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sometimes you click and open a new browser window and you find yourself serendipitously stuck there for a while. such was the case when i landed on madewell’s blog. i like madewell for their fashion, but whoever runs their blog is doing a mighty fine job of it, as well! and the photography is quite splendid, too. i found a bunch of inspiring decor images i’m sharing... 
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a quaint cottage in the forest.

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imagine living surrounded by woods and meadows in the middle of a forest, in a charming old red wood cottage. sounds quite nice, doesn’t it? this is the charming home of Angelica and Benny in Lindesberg, sweden. featured in leva & bo, their home is a mix of vintage style meets industrial chic — like lovely natural, wood-beamed ceilings, paired with modern touches... 
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oh hello, yellow.

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luisa brimble. i don’t know about you, but the weekend came and went much too quickly. i was deeply in need of something cheerful crossing my path, so i went on hunt for yellow. when has yellow ever let you down? it’s just such a happy, boastful color — proud and unapologetic. as if to say, “hi, I’m yellow, and i’m here!” — but... 
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smitten with spartan shop.

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i’m quite smitten with this new discovery of mine — spartan shop. have you visited their site? i’m not certain how i even landed there, but i’ve already made a few stellar purchases. their aesthetic just jives with mine i suppose, and everything is presented in such a lovely light — literally. the photography is spot on. here’s a recent... 
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a bachelor in brooklyn.

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i just love this apartment beautifully photographed by brian w. ferry and featured on lonny this week. so manly-man, but not in the neon brewsky sign, plaid sofa, nothing by beer and bean dip in the fridge kinda way. it’s sophisticated and stylish because it was decorated by talented Designer Dan Mazzarini of BHDM Design for his friend Joe Mazias’ apartment in... 
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