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.

mid-century design / sfgirlbybay

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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from the inside out.

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sometimes i look at homes from their exterior facades and can’t help but wonder what they might look like from the inside. don’t you? you wander past on an evening stroll and you can catch glimpses inside if the lights are on, but most of the time those peeks inside just tease us, and you want to see more. so voyeuristic! i thought i’d play a little make... 
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