trending: gray days.

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i can’t help but notice gray these days — and not just the stormy skies. it’s been raining a lot in L.A. lately, but what i’m talking about is all the gray kitchens i’ve seen popping up on pinterest. it’s a really pretty look and very easy on the eyes. paired with posh carerra marble countertops and bright white walls, gray gives a range... 
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unexpected guests: briana kranz corcoran.

unexpected guests: briana kranz / sfgirlbybay

I had the pleasure of meeting today’s guest at a fun event in san francisco. As a bunch of ladies were learning to mix cocktails in the midst of a floral studio, this lovely lady was off in the corner painting beautiful portraits of each guest that evening. I was so impressed with my painting (and that she made me so much more glam than I really am!) that I knew I’d continue... 
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a modern castle.

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ever wondered what a 12th-century castle would look like with modern renovations? well, look no further! vt wonen recently featured the fascinating story of this french chateau located in Dirac, France and the family who lives there, which includes Isabelle and Hubert Site, owners of les petites emplettes, and their three daughters. according to Isabelle, the family first... 
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at home with: hawkins ny.

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for the talented couple behind Hawkins New York, Nick Blaine and Paul Denoly, reviving this 18th-century farm house in upstate new york presented yet another opportunity to blend their unique styles—a process they’re quite accustomed to as the co-founders of their home-goods store, known for its balance of modernity and warmth. i love the subtle pink palette they... 
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darkly delicious.

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new york times t magazine. i’m back at it — vacillating back and forth about my kitchen redesign and find myself debating dark cabinetry. i really like the nice bright white kitchen, but i do find these darkly delicious versions quite attractive, too. these kitchens all have a flair for the dramatic and i can see cooking up a storm here with a nice glass of cabernet... 
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