at home in barcelona.

i guess i’m in the mood for lots of green today, because i also want to share this modern twist on the idea of a green home with you. featured in architectural digest espana it’s a breath of fresh air in the middle of the big city — bustling Barcelona, in fact. i love all the white washed brick walls paired with a bit of vintage repurposed patio furniture... 
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desk set.

okay, i’ll admit it. i do miss my home office a little bit more than i¬†thought i might now that i’ve turned it into a guest room. i’m aching to find a sweet spot for some kind of desk where i can place bills, paperwork and to-do lists and all the other little day-to-day stuff that piles up (presently on my kitchen counter). but what i need is something discreet... 
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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: beach hut sophisticate.

homestead seattle. sometimes when i think about beach house style, i like to think in terms of a more sophisticated color palette. instead of say nautical blue, i think neutrals, black, white — the colors of sand, black coral, thatched huts, and the color of the ocean under the moonlight. ever since my trip to tulum i’ve been obsessed, and strongly impacted by... 
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best of: i have a thing for these mirrors.

charlie forever. every time i see one of these uniquely shaped mirrors i’m suddenly stopped dead in my tracks. there’s just something so striking, and so feminine about the curve and shape of their pretty brass frames. i did a bit of research on them and i believe they are called an F.A.33 mirror, originally designed by the legendary designer Gio Ponti in 1933... 
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