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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best of: the shutterbugs: salva lópez.

i love the story-telling images of barcelona-based photographer salva lópez. he seems to just slip in and capture the mood of a space perfectly — like a fly on the wall, there’s no disrupting the elements — just a very personal documentary of what’s taking place. this story, for instance, commissioned by client Monocle Magazine of a husband-and-wife... 
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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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color palette: mint + peachy pink.

last weekend, i checked out DTLA’s brand new museum of ice cream and found myself inspired by two particulars installations (and my favorite ice cream flavor) mint chip, as well as the pretty pastel sherbet room. so i return today with another color pairing, minty fresh green and pale, peachy pink. pastel hues ideal for lightening things up for the spring season. consider... 
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good reads: the latest issue of est.

do you read australian design est magazine? if not, it’s time to tune in, because issue #24 of est is a good one — exploring global home styles from cape town to mallorca and on to sydney. one of my favorite features, and there were many, is this modern rustic cape town gem. it has all the elements i love — an earthy Scandinavian vibe, and a farmhouse mix... 
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