a secret stay in marseille.

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It is in Marseille that one can discover the oldest hardware store in France and one of my very favorite sources of inspiration. originally created in 1827, and now a beautiful concept store maison empereur remains today an essential place to visit when in Marseille. it’s got many personalities — hardware and gadget store, gourmand cooking go-to, homewares extraordinaire... 
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best of: at home in new york city.

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blogger tezza barton has the prettiest post up — it’s a peek at her brand new apartment in new york city with its lovely light and views of the freedom tower. it’s very eclectic, very boho and all decorated on a budget with affordable furnishings from urban outfitters home and those beautiful rugs she’s beautifully layered from eliko rugs. her window... 
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holiday hibernation, anyone?

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this house just says hunker down for the holidays and stay inside where it’s all warm and cozy. i love all the layered textures — loose natural slipcovers and big fluffy pillows, and that beautiful wool rug across some of the prettiest, worn in looking wood floors. i love the wabi-sabi vintage wood dining table in the kitchen too — it’s just a little... 
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a touch of blush.

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simon watson photography. when it comes to adding color to my home, i always seem to come back to blush. it just blends so well with so many other colors, and most especially i love it with a bit of deep blue. whether it’s just a subtle dab of the palest blush, or walls drenched in the lovely color, pink really has a way of warming up a space. i also think it’s... 
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the ever-inspiring arch.

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the urbanite. arches are just so pleasing to the eye — don’t you agree? whether they’re arched alcoves, doorways, windows or some other architectural wonder, i find them to look just splendid. the curve of an arch is just so special — like it took just a little more effort to achieve. i’m starting my remodel of my bathroom and back bedrooms (more... 
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