mantel inspiration for the summer season.

ah, what to do with a cozy fireplace mantel in the summertime? looks to me like light locations has some nice ideas for summer-izing what’s normally the warmest spot in the house. perhaps the addition of a vintage mirror painted white to reflect back the big blooming branches you add to your favorite tall vase. add a few more white ceramics and boom — your mantel... 
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around L.A. / parachute home.

If you’re like me, you’ve come across more than a few dreamy images on your instagram feed of an unmade bed flaunting the coziest Parachute Home sheets begging you to climb on in. Well, now you can look and touch when you visit the Parachute Home showroom in Venice. A taste of everything they have to offer, perfectly styled and irresistibly welcoming. And while... 
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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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best of: soothing spaces.

i’m such a fan of barcelona-based photographer salva lópez. his photographs for clients like dwell, freunde von freunden and monocle magazine have such an ethereal, peaceful quality of light, and they make me want to crawl into them and live my life right there and then. these spaces are the perfect example of what i’m talking about. modern, sometimes sparse,... 
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best of: bene’s home in barcelona.

this week dwell magazine featured the home of architect Benedetta Tagliabue — a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona. i don’t think i’ve ever seen such elaborate and gorgeous moldings the likes of these, especially in their dining room — simply not to be surpassed! the incredibly beautiful tagliabue home has reached almost mythical... 
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