best of: rustic retreat by the sea.

obviously, i am begrudgingly tiptoeing towards fall. apologies all around, i just can’t help but keep falling for these beautiful beach homes. this is the Mediterranean home of lifestyle designer & stylist jessica bataille located in the coastal town of alicante, spain featured on micasa. one peek at this place and i was ready to set that pretty table, break out... 
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that little black accent.

as you’ll see in a few more posts this week (guest room makeover reveal, coming right up!) i’m still seduced by that little black magic. i’ve had jet black walls before and loved them, and as you may know, i painted the exterior of my house jet black (and all the interior doors black, too). so i guess my crush on black never really fades. it just has such... 
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all decked out for the holidays.

well, i’m all decked out for christmas — quite literally! since my house is going under construction for remodeling this week, the only place i could decorate was my outside deck! and to the rescue? i partnered with Martha Stewart Living at The Home Depot for some sweet indoor/outdoor garlands, wreaths and some topiary-like mini christmas trees — completely... 
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cuba, part one: havana.

i’ve returned from my trip to cuba and i’m still editing the gazillion photos i took to share with you, so please induldge me a bit — there’s just too many photos not to share! i thought i’d break down the trip a little at a time because honestly, this trip was so magical, it’s taking me some time to process all that we saw and did. havana,... 
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stable life.

it’s hard to imagine that this beautiful home in ibiza once housed horses, not human beings. recently featured on design milk, this former 200-year old stable was given a brand new life by Ibiza Interiors and Standard Studio who collaborated on this rather daunting renovation project. together they’ve created such an incredible loft-like space with a marvelous... 
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