lighting that makes the space.

as these images demonstrate, lighting can really make or break a room. the right light can add drama or make a bold statement. i noticed when i was europe their use of an eclectic mix of lighting and how it really impacted my mood. one room i stayed in had probably five different lighting fixtures and not one matched, and yet it all worked fabulously together. i went hunting... 
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flights of fancy.

there are days when the mind wanders and we dream of living elsewhere, right? i mean, as much as we love our own homes, we can occasionally get that feeling that ‘the grass is always greener’ somewhere else. for me it can be the dream of living in a place with uber tall and very ornate ceilings — someplace like antwerp, or paris, london, or even brooklyn... 
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best of: thoroughly modern victorian.

this may well be one of the prettiest homes i’ve seen in a long time. and i look at a lot of houses! this one is actually an artist’s studio and home, and a location home, which means it’s available for film and photo shoots from jj locations, located in camberwell, england. i think i’m just going to rent it, and then refuse to leave. seems like a worthy... 
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at home in le marais.

this très chic apartment located in the heart of Le Marais is home to Photographer Matthew Brookes. it has that cozy modern vibe i’m loving lately, created in part by those amazing high ceilings with wood beams, and the way Matthew cleverly mixed in a few modern pieces with antiques and vintage finds. and Matthew’s gorgeous work, displayed in all its black and... 
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a little bit baroque.

as i’ve mentioned, i’m in the midst of remodeling my bathroom and i’m going for a look i’m not exactly sure how to describe. i was inspired by a medley of styles and it turns out it’s just a little bit baroque. it’s also a lot of other things, though too — bohemian modern, moroccan-inspired, and just a little funky. it’s an eclectic... 
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