at home in provence.

“i’m off to my country home in Provence. you know, paris is just so crowded and warm in the summer months, we simply must get away” — wouldn’t we all like to say that? i’d be very down with that. ouí. home life recently featured this paris couple’s rustic country retreat in arles, france and they had me dreaming of my own little summer... 
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desk set.

okay, i’ll admit it. i do miss my home office a little bit more than i thought i might now that i’ve turned it into a guest room. i’m aching to find a sweet spot for some kind of desk where i can place bills, paperwork and to-do lists and all the other little day-to-day stuff that piles up (presently on my kitchen counter). but what i need is something discreet... 
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best of: the shutterbugs: salva lópez.

i love the story-telling images of barcelona-based photographer salva lópez. he seems to just slip in and capture the mood of a space perfectly — like a fly on the wall, there’s no disrupting the elements — just a very personal documentary of what’s taking place. this story, for instance, commissioned by client Monocle Magazine of a husband-and-wife... 
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restored by the fords.

this is fabulous home of Los Angeles–based interior designer Leanne Ford featured recently on domino and photographed beautifully by one of my favorites, nicole franzen. her 1945 farmhouse is a white-washed dream and filled to the brim with an enviable stash of vintage collectibles. after seeing this space, i was not only inspired to hit the flea market this weekend seeking... 
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best of: at home in new york city.

blogger tezza barton has the prettiest post up — it’s a peek at her brand new apartment in new york city with its lovely light and views of the freedom tower. it’s very eclectic, very boho and all decorated on a budget with affordable furnishings from urban outfitters home and those beautiful rugs she’s beautifully layered from eliko rugs. her window... 
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