unexpected guests: marisa haskell + dave ball.

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meet Marisa Haskell and Dave ball — today we’re visiting the soon to be married, creative couple’s charming home in Oakland, california, recently photographed by melissa kaseman. Marisa is a jewelry designer and owner of Marisa Mason — handmade pieces with a beach aesthetic, mixed with a rock ‘n roll modern lux quality.  Dave is a woodworker... 
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staying neutral.

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femke pastijn. while you could call these rooms ‘very neutral’ or even, heaven forbid beige — they are anything but boring. and that’s because the styling is spot-on — it’s all in the small details. things like the interesting way they’ve paired their oddball collections, or how a very simple striped chair placed on an unusual tile... 
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nola’s new ace.

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The Ace Hotel in New Orleans…so gorgeous and green! It opened just two weeks ago. I stumbled on it as I was making my way from the city’s Garden District to the French Quarter. Located in the area known as the Warehouse District, the new hotel has taken over a 1920s Art Deco building, and similar to its other properties, it includes a lobby bar, a restaurant, a rooftop... 
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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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the well-appointed mantel.

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even these magazines look great stacked amongst personal treasures, via hello sukio. as we head into spring, these may be the last lingering weeks we’ve got to cozy up with a good book by the fireplace. but lit or not, fireplaces and the pretty mantels that frame them are still often the focal point of a room and proper care should be taken to treat them with the well-decorated... 
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