springtime in paris.

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usually when i see this much color i might shy away — it can often be too much for me (lover of all things sedate in decor). but this paris apartment just works and doesn’t feel over the top to me — instead it’s very cheerful and full of that french joie de vivre. featured recently on inside out magazine, i admire the owner’s adventurous endeavor... 
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the stylists: mademoiselle poirot.

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meet mademoiselle poirot — Carole Poirot to be exact (and yes, that is her real name). writer, stylist, and photographer of her blog by the same name. Originally from Paris, carole has previously lived in Germany and is now settled in London where she is most passionate about interiors and styling, food, painting and photography. carole quit her day job in 2014 to pursue... 
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on trend: terrazzo.

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i keep seeing terrazzo everywhere, and especially all over in europe — cafe tables were covered in it, and we discovered it beneath our feet on several occasions. terrazzo is a material consisting of chips of marble or granite set in concrete and polished to give a smooth surface, created by Venetian construction workers as an affordable flooring material to surface... 
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a keen eye for the eclectic.

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without sounding too much like a brat, i’m really becoming disenchanted with a lot of the cookie-cutter looks out there right now. i think decor needs a little more eclectic oomph added, if you will — maybe mix things up a little bit with some unexpected pieces, especially vintage paired with new. one of the things i was most inspired by on my trip to europe was... 
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getting creative with the minted 50.

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i’ve been very kindly invited to participate a creative project called the Minted 50, and today i’m sharing my project and a little bit of my creative process with you. it was so much fun to actually get my hands dirty, so to speak and actually make something close to ‘art’ — i created this collage (above) using photographs i took and ephemera i... 
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