at home with chessa osburn.

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today we’re dropping in on the chic, minimalist and very cozy home of Chessa Osburn, the co-founder of online shop Twenty One Tonnes, where she lives with her husband Steve and their two young children. their pretty, light-filled home is a post-war bungalow in the Hastings-Sunrise neighborhood of East Vancouver, British Columbia, built in 1945. the couple bought... 
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make way for spring mantels.

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spring is here and summer’s right around the corner, but it’s not as if you can just hide your fireplace mantel away until you need it again. it most likely still holds a pretty prominent place in your home and sometimes front and center. so its still got to look good while it’s sort of hibernating for the season’s warmer months. i recently shared... 
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studio spaces: simply inspiring.

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this inspiring, albeit tiny, artist’s studio in lisbon has been transformed from a dark, abandoned warehouse into a musician’s bright and beautiful dream studio. once long forgotten, the backyard of a building in the Portuguese capital has been made over by architecture and design firm ARKstudio with polished concrete floors and pine wood beamed ceilings, doors... 
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a modern castle.

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ever wondered what a 12th-century castle would look like with modern renovations? well, look no further! vt wonen recently featured the fascinating story of this french chateau located in Dirac, France and the family who lives there, which includes Isabelle and Hubert Site, owners of les petites emplettes, and their three daughters. according to Isabelle, the family first... 
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the shutterbugs: sarah e. elliott.

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talented photographer sarah e. elliott comes with an impressive pedigree — she’s a graduate of the prestigious Parson’s School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and in addition, she has taken courses at Rhode Island School of Design and the International Center of Photography. i first noticed sarah’s beautiful work through her campaign... 
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