all about blue.

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all over france last week it was blue for as far as the eye could see. not the skies necessarily, but when it came to decor, blue was the spot on hot trend. especially bold cobalt blues, navy and those Mediterranean deep aqua blues. the salon in our marseille pensione was painted the most divine rich teal blue and had us swooning at bonjour. if you’re not brave enough... 
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vintage kitchen accouterment.

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one of my favorite things to collect is vintage kitchen accouterment. wooden bowls, bread & cheese boards, white ironstone, crockware, pitchers and pottery — it all looks really great together when displayed on kitchen countertops and open shelving. i always keep my eye out for vintage treasures, but when i can’t get to the flea market i go hunting on chairish... 
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steppin’ up your valentine setting.

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time to set a romantic table for two! i love it best when dishes are mismatched and these fit the bill for a perfect valentine-inspired dinner setting. try pairing vintage finds from thrift shops, or even renting casa de perrin’s pale pink & gold florentine chargers, goa brushed gold & white flatware and serve cocktails in their chloe gold-rimmed lowball tumblers... 
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good reads: food52.

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i’m a big fan of food52 — for recipes, and for stocking my kitchen with clever cooking accouterment. until now, i’d not thought to look to food52 for inspiring interior design but low and behold — look at this charming london loft, made over by creative couple, Catherine Verna Bentley and Louis Hagen Hall of the design firm Bentley Hagen Hall. you’ve... 
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studio spaces: simply inspiring.

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this inspiring, albeit tiny, artist’s studio in lisbon has been transformed from a dark, abandoned warehouse into a musician’s bright and beautiful dream studio. once long forgotten, the backyard of a building in the Portuguese capital has been made over by architecture and design firm ARKstudio with polished concrete floors and pine wood beamed ceilings, doors... 
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