good reads: avenue lifestyle.

do you regularly visit avenue lifestyle? it’s one of my go-to blogs, just to see what founders Holly Marder and Hedda Pier have been up to. the creative interior design, styling and photography studio regularly posts their recent projects, and they are always up to something most inspiring. the blog showcases their work, highlights design trends and shares all things... 
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it’s all in the vintage details.

this is the eclectic parisian apartment of wedding dress designer Laure de Sagazan recently featured on the lovely french blog hello hello. you must pop in for the full home tour, but i felt compelled to share all the little details — that je ne sais quoi the french so effortlessly pull together. laura’s family apartment is full of vintage treasures collected from... 
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lovely reasons to be lazy.

as i write this post, it’s monday — that most dreaded day of the week when alarm clocks go off everywhere across the land, and all we want to do is ignore them. press the snooze and luxuriate just a little while longer in bed. most especially if you’ve created a perfect place to be lazy — a sublime little bedroom with just the simplest of necessities... 
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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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wear this there: loosie’s cafe.

loosie’s cafe is stand alone proof that our favorite botanical trend isn’t going anywhere. it’s over-abundance of greenery isn’t the only reason this williamsburg spot is on our hot list. it’s the trifecta of a foodie’s dream with an all day cafe, restaurant, and bar (happy hour runs almost all day — is this heaven on earth?). being that... 
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