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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best of: at home in barcelona.

white beamed ceilings, beautifully polished dark concrete floors and all that lovely natural light streaming in from the quiet outdoor courtyard — what’s not to like here? this stunning home, located in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter was renovated in its entirety by australian restauranteurs Crick King and Tommy Tang, the founders of Federal Café in Madrid and... 
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that little black accent.

as you’ll see in a few more posts this week (guest room makeover reveal, coming right up!) i’m still seduced by that little black magic. i’ve had jet black walls before and loved them, and as you may know, i painted the exterior of my house jet black (and all the interior doors black, too). so i guess my crush on black never really fades. it just has such... 
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flights of fancy.

there are days when the mind wanders and we dream of living elsewhere, right? i mean, as much as we love our own homes, we can occasionally get that feeling that ‘the grass is always greener’ somewhere else. for me it can be the dream of living in a place with uber tall and very ornate ceilings — someplace like antwerp, or paris, london, or even brooklyn... 
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