all about blue.

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all over france last week it was blue for as far as the eye could see. not the skies necessarily, but when it came to decor, blue was the spot on hot trend. especially bold cobalt blues, navy and those Mediterranean deep aqua blues. the salon in our marseille pensione was painted the most divine rich teal blue and had us swooning at bonjour. if you’re not brave enough... 
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best of: darkness prevails.

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studio preveza via pop sugar. i used to have a dark blackish blue accent wall in my old bedroom, and i adored it (benjamin moore’s gravel gray). and i still love this look. jenna lyons may have made dark sleeping quarters into a trend with her fabulous bedroom featured many moons again in domino — and i’m sure others may have come before her, but that’s... 
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friday finds.

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this week i’m feeling all the california vibes, mostly inspired by this sunny orange door at madre — a very cute kids’ shop. also, the sun finally came out here in socal which i have sorely missed this month. we need the rain so i’m not really complaining, but i do prefer walking the dog under a warm, sunny sky. let’s hope for sunshine this... 
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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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