friday finds.

i’m not certain of the reasons why, but it would appear i’m feeling a tad on the flirty and feminine side today — one might almost say, victorian. perhaps i can blame it on binge watching the crown, or the fact that it’s officially summer, and that always lightens my mood — and our layers. off go the jackets and sweaters and on go the flowy sundresses... 
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modern neutrals.

lately, i’m really crushing on modern neutrals. not your boring beiges, mind you, but instead natural woods, rattan, off-white linens — a textural mix of layered pieces that look great together but aren’t necessarily matchy-matchy, if you know what i mean. i think when i visit european cities they tend to really rub off on me in different ways. in mariseille... 
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lighting that makes the space.

as these images demonstrate, lighting can really make or break a room. the right light can add drama or make a bold statement. i noticed when i was europe their use of an eclectic mix of lighting and how it really impacted my mood. one room i stayed in had probably five different lighting fixtures and not one matched, and yet it all worked fabulously together. i went hunting... 
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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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best of: at home in barcelona.

white beamed ceilings, beautifully polished dark concrete floors and all that lovely natural light streaming in from the quiet outdoor courtyard — what’s not to like here? this stunning home, located in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter was renovated in its entirety by australian restauranteurs Crick King and Tommy Tang, the founders of Federal Café in Madrid and... 
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