grown up art.

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domino magazine’s office, via a beautiful mess. at one point in my life, i had a pretty large collection of artwork, but much of it was reproductions or mass-produced prints found on Etsy, but now that i’ve gotten a lot older i’d like a more ‘grown up’ art gallery. not that some of that art cannot be found on etsy, or ebay, or a lot of online... 
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pretty little petersham.

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spring is in the air and it’s time to get my urban garden growing again. and a recent trip to the legendary petersham nurseries has provided much inspiration. oh how i’ve dreamt of visiting this magical place and it turned out to be even more dreamier than I expected! i have to thank my new florist friend (and local london gal) chikae of okishima & simmonds for... 
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repurposing vintage prints.

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sometimes it’s just tricky to find the fabrics you have in your head when it comes to decorating. i often wish i could design my own patterns from my imagination, or bring back to life some of the gorgeous vintage prints they used to make. it’s kind of a lost art i often imagine recreating — i miss those cool floral prints of the 50’s and 60’s,... 
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at home with elsa billgren.

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it was the crazy bright orange smeg that first caught my eye and led me to the fabulous stockholm flat of elsa billgren. elsa is a Swedish television personality, blogger and vintage aficionado and writer. it would appear she also has a keen eye for decorating because her home is just lovely. eclectic, fresh and full of life (that smeg!) and cozy as all get out. i could curl... 
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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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