unexpected guests: marisa haskell + dave ball.

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meet Marisa Haskell and Dave ball — today we’re visiting the soon to be married, creative couple’s charming home in Oakland, california, recently photographed by melissa kaseman. Marisa is a jewelry designer and owner of Marisa Mason — handmade pieces with a beach aesthetic, mixed with a rock ‘n roll modern lux quality.  Dave is a woodworker... 
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what’s cookin’? simple summer salad.

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it’s definitely salad season around my house. if you’ve followed me on snapchat lately i’ve made both a yummy cucumber dill salad and a watermelon, feta & basil salad this week. and now i’m making one of my favorite summer meals — poached eggs over asparagus. it’s so simple and a nice light brunch, lunch or dinner. the folks at martha... 
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friday finds.

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i must confess, this week’s edition of friday finds was inspired totally by this image above by photographer kate sears. isn’t it stunning? i’m not even much of a fan of rose red, when it comes to decor at least, but this photo changed my views. so this week, i’m the lady in a rosy red state of mind. have a colorful weekend, everyone. xo, victoria kates... 
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at home with barbara hvidt.

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this is the beautiful home of barbara hvidt featured in Elle Decoration Denmark. barbara, a photographer, designer and co-owner of denmark’s soft gallery, has such a great eye for design, and her styling is spot on — “The idea was to make the house so simple, so pure and as white as possible. White, clean surfaces — which we have since been able to... 
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friday finds.

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this week on friday finds i’m all about vacation vibes — think tropical beach house, maybe in bali or belize. doesn’t really matter, we’ve just got to get away — am i right? it’s memorial day weekend here in the states and we’re off monday for a little extended rest. so here’s a bit of beach decor inspiration to get you in the... 
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