a playful palazzo.

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it’s not often you discover a retro-looking turquoise fridge tucked into 16th century gold-gilded crown moldings, but in this case, it works and is probably very much inspired by the charles eames quote painted like a fresco on this palazzo’s walls: “take your pleasure seriously”. okay, we will! inside the well-worn walls of this ornate home in siciliy’s... 
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guide to shopping vintage.

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as you probably know, i’m a huge fan of incorporating vintage pieces into modern decor — thus my motto ‘bohemian modern style from a san francisco girl’. adding vintage collections makes everything just so more interesting, and helps your home tell stories — about you, and what you love. for me, i’m a bit of a nut when it comes to collecting... 
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THE JEALOUS CURATOR: ART GOES HERE.

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hello again! phewf – january was a crazy month over at the jealous curator, but i’m so, so happy to be back on sfgirlbybay! so, i found this photo the other day on the site of a helsinki based stylist/designer, minna jones – this is her home, and in the post she mentioned that she had just painted this room white, and said “for a while i’ll enjoy... 
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vintage finds for a modern world: room noir.

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ever since my trip to los angeles last month, i’ve been drawn once again to mid-century modern decor. there’s just something about that city, a certain film noir feeling that recounts that very cinematic era. rooms with a classic, sophisticated charm and a clean, sleek look i really love. sometimes i just want to abandon any ‘cuteness’ my home contains... 
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covet.

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chairs. chairs are my thing. the thing i can’t live without, the things i covet. like this pair of awesome eames wire chairs, the very cool looking patio chair from la silla acapulco (i think i could even live with it indoors). and this big hunk of handsome black leather chair from rue and this gray one shot by pierre-jean verger — swoon!  
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