desk set.

okay, i’ll admit it. i do miss my home office a little bit more than i thought i might now that i’ve turned it into a guest room. i’m aching to find a sweet spot for some kind of desk where i can place bills, paperwork and to-do lists and all the other little day-to-day stuff that piles up (presently on my kitchen counter). but what i need is something discreet... 
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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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eclectic is in.

one thing i can tell you having just returned from london and paris — eclectic is in! not that it ever went out of style, especially in european corners of the world, but i found myself uber-inspired by what’s going on over there especially in terms of their madcap mix of genres, color and pattern. one of my favorite resources for that kind of home inspiration... 
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Laurel & Wolf at The San Francisco Shipyard.

san francisco’s shipyard is looking much more than shipshape these days — thanks to a beautiful collaboration between long-time home builder Lennar (building since 1954!) and the interior design services of Laurel & Wolf. the online designers have beautifully designed a few of the new model homes for Lennar’s new San Francisco Shipyard properties, which... 
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