take george nelson home with you: a giveaway.

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The beautiful Bubble lamp was designed by George Nelson in 1947 as an innovative alternative to pendant lighting. Part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the iconic mid-century pendant has stood the test the time, with a translucent shell wrapped around a modern wire frame. i’ve had pear-shaped bubble lamp for over 10 years and it’s... 
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staying neutral.

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femke pastijn. while you could call these rooms ‘very neutral’ or even, heaven forbid beige — they are anything but boring. and that’s because the styling is spot-on — it’s all in the small details. things like the interesting way they’ve paired their oddball collections, or how a very simple striped chair placed on an unusual tile... 
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i spy: pastel pink + green.

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jj locations. i’ve been spying a lot of pink and green color combos out there on the internet lately. it’s such a soothing, pretty palette to pair and prefect for spring. it’s fresh and feminine, but not over the top girly (say, like pink and blue). the two colors just compliment each other really nicely and lend themselves to a lot of different decor vibes.... 
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fun with mid-century modern.

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a black mid-century modern leather sofa looks less austere with playful accessories, via the october issue of inside out magazine. i used to try and have an apartment that was nothing but streamline, very committed mid-century modern. but i just couldn’t hack the discipline involved to have everything ‘by the book’ mid-century. i like too many eras of furniture... 
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guess who’s coming to dinner?

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you’re all invited! here’s a look at the dining room of my new cottage dwelling at present state — again still kind of a work in progress so all comments are welcome. this room was a total man cave. woven wood blinds on the windows covering up all that nice light and brown-beige paint and wall-to-wall really gross carpet. we painted it with sherwin williams... 
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