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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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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my bathroom remodel reveal.

at long last, i’m finally able to say the bathroom remodel is complete, and ready to share with you. i couldn’t be more excited about how it turned out, and honestly, i may be spending much more time than necessary primping and just luxuriating in here. so, to proceed — you may remember i partnered with Kohler for a makeover and shared the before a while... 
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simple restraint.

after staying in that beautiful lisbon apartment, i came home and kind of went ‘ugh’. not that i don’t love my home, because i very much do, but man, do i have a lot of ‘stuff’! living those few days in lisbon in a very simple, but also quite stunning apartment taught me that i honestly just do not need so much of these things that surround me.... 
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a little bit of lisbon.

as promised in yesterday’s post about our charming apartment in lisbon, i wanted to share a few ‘must-visit’ spots around the city if you happen to be headed that way — which i most certainly recommend. lisbon is a beautiful seaside city, full of colorful pastel architecture. it reminds me a little bit of a much older san francisco — it’s... 
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