a home of hidden treasures.

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it’s hard to imagine now, but this beautiful home featured on VT Wonen had once housed an accounting firm — but hidden beneath its rough surface was a treasure trove of the home’s original features. when the new owners went to investigate, they discovered a beautiful parquet wood floor buried under layers of old linoleum, and all glass doors that had been... 
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stairway to book heaven.

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my domaine. one of the things that makes me happiest about my new (well, now a year old!) house is the built-in bookcases we installed. i love books and i love displaying them for other people to enjoy. the only drawback is how tall my bookcases are since they reach my ceiling which at the highest pitch is about 13 feet tall. so i’m considering installing a library ladder... 
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a trip to the ponderosa.

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this weekend after having brunch, we drove past the cutest cactus shop and did an immediate u-turn to check it out. this sweet shop has no sign, but you can spot it easily by the wagon full of cacti outside on the sidewalk  — it’s called ponderosa cactus and it’s adorable. not only that, their inventory is vast, and good for the planet — their mission... 
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the wheels on the house bus go round and round.

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yesterday i received a sweet email from julie puckett, who calls herself a “modern day Phoebe Buffay” which i believe is to say, that she is a true bohemian. julie and her husband andrew own and styled a big blue, 200 square foot converted school bus known as the House Bus. Last January, she and andrew purchased an old Bluebird school bus and in just four months,... 
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the latest styling from laura seppänen.

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i’ve shared helsinki-based stylist and interior decorator laura seppänen’s lovely work here before and now we’re sharing her latest project in collaboration with the YIT group, finland’s largest residential construction company. laura’s task was to design the interiors of small studio apartment — which is part of their clever new housing project,... 
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