at home in barcelona.

my trip to barcelona earlier this year was one of the highlights of my summer (thus far!) and i fell in love with the beautiful spanish city. the architecture was stunning (all that wonderful gaudí) and so well-kept. i was surprised by the good condition of the buildings and always wanted more of a glimpse inside them. so with this lovely tour of anna alfaro’s home... 
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a victorian in queen’s park.

meet the latest from light locations — a Very serene Victorian house in Queens Park, england complete with garden summerhouse! i tend to get lost wandering the beautiful english location homes in light locations’ inventory and this one is particularly lovely and the styling spot on. the color palette has me feeling soothed, and the each vignette is styled subtlely... 
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to be or not to be: open shelving.

the thing about buying an old house is that there are always renovations to make. you want your house to suit you perfectly, so it’s difficult to not look around constantly thinking how you might go about upgrading. sigh. now that i’ve finished my bathroom remodel, next comes the kitchen, and ouch does it get expensive. i’ve got ikea cabinetry in my current... 
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feast for the eyes.

there is essentially no other reason for this post, other than i was inspired by these images and found myself collecting them on pinterest like some kind of maniacal fruit hoarder. so, there you have it. i’m giving you fruit today but hopefully, you’ll see it as something a little more — some colorful (even healthy!) inspiration. it’s almost summer... 
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say what, google home?

okay, i kid you not — this may be one of the coolest products i’ve been asked to review in some time. i am completely smitten with my new Google Home. Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant — you ask it questions and tell it to do things. honestly, i didn’t know what to expect because i’m a bit of a Luddite when... 
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