studio spaces: gabriella kiss.

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new york times’ t magazine recently featured the studio of jewelry designer Gabriella Kiss — a studio that looks much more like a gorgeously eclectic home, than a place of work. the 19th-century white clapboard house in Bangall, new york is located across the street from a former church-turned-home which she shares with her husband Chris Lehrecke, a furniture designer.... 
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butterflies are free.

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i’ve always been attracted to the mid-century modern butterfly chair. as a kid i think my parents had them on our backyard patio (flip them over and they have the makings for a great fort). they are the perfect chair for a high-low mix like you see in this glamourous high-ceilinged living room photographed by line klein for rum magazine. i love the unexpected contrast... 
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guess who’s coming to dinner?

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you’re all invited! here’s a look at the dining room of my new cottage dwelling at present state — again still kind of a work in progress so all comments are welcome. this room was a total man cave. woven wood blinds on the windows covering up all that nice light and brown-beige paint and wall-to-wall really gross carpet. we painted it with sherwin williams... 
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a mighty makeover.

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• this post in partnership with go mighty + olay. i’ve taken on a mighty challenge. but also a really fun one, and we plan on enlisting your help. the task at hand? to help Maggie mason, aka mighty girl reclaim her bedroom as her own. After divorce, the marital bedroom is often the last room to take back as yours, and it’s now after her own divorce, time for... 
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goth squad.

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one of the things i love about living etc. magazine is that it never fails to represent that brilliant kind of british style that they are so well-known for. it’s equal parts old london flat with tall ceilings and extraordinary vintage crown molding — meets this dramatic dash of goth style with a modern yet feminine swagger, and often with a sense of dark humor.... 
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