vintage portraits for a modern world.

like a lot of things that interest me, one of the most interesting things for me about interior design is quite a bit about juxtaposition. i like contradictions — vintage paired with brand spanking new, mismatched versus cookie cutter. i guess i just like to be surprised. it’s just the kind of effortless, witty style i find fascinating — and one of the... 
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that little black accent.

as you’ll see in a few more posts this week (guest room makeover reveal, coming right up!) i’m still seduced by that little black magic. i’ve had jet black walls before and loved them, and as you may know, i painted the exterior of my house jet black (and all the interior doors black, too). so i guess my crush on black never really fades. it just has such... 
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devol’s bespoke kitchen.

i’ve shared some of devol kitchen’s beautiful design projects on the blog before, but this time i’m happy to share their brand new showroom — a second location recently opened in london. Situated in the inspiring and historic area of St. John’s Square in Clerkenwell, devol’s stunning new East End showroom brings you this gorgeous pale pink... 
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friday finds.

let’s do a happy dance, shall we? cuz it’s the weekend — hurrah! i’ve got some chores ahead of me (like cleaning out my garage, ugh) but it’s also the pasadena city college flea market on sunday, so there’s that! i love getting rid of old stuff, so i can get some new old stuff. i’m wacky like that! here’s just a few of my favorite... 
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got some time for the blues?

i’m back with another case of the blues, just for you. i can’t stop, won’t stop because i’ve clearly fallen back in love with blue. there was a while there where i thought of it only as a very traditional color, perhaps even preppy but after my visit to europe, i see it’s got all kinds of personalities — from super sophisticated navy to... 
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