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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at home with chessa osburn.

today we’re dropping in on the chic, minimalist and very cozy home of Chessa Osburn, the co-founder of online shop Twenty One Tonnes, where she lives with her husband Steve and their two young children. their pretty, light-filled home is a post-war bungalow in the Hastings-Sunrise neighborhood of East Vancouver, British Columbia, built in 1945. the couple bought... 
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a slice of california orange.

atelier doré. i’ve been writing an awful lot about the rise of blue lately — a trend that seems to be sticking around. well, you know what pairs well with blue? that would be orange. not a lot mind you — just that pop to really add a cheery slice of california citrus to your room. i went on the hunt for some vintage-inspired orange accent pieces on chairish... 
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a keen eye for the eclectic.

without sounding too much like a brat, i’m really becoming disenchanted with a lot of the cookie-cutter looks out there right now. i think decor needs a little more eclectic oomph added, if you will — maybe mix things up a little bit with some unexpected pieces, especially vintage paired with new. one of the things i was most inspired by on my trip to europe was... 
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at home with designer anna valentine.

when in london last week, we kind of accidentally discovered the west end area of Marylebone. The main neighborhood shops are along Marylebone High Street and we fell instantly in love with its charming narrow side streets, sweet boutiques and cafes. so i can see why fashion designer Anna Valentine chose this spot for both her studio and her Georgian-style home just walking... 
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