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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lightening up.

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design hunter. occasionally, it just feels good to lighten up. clear the clutter out, and let your ‘signature’ pieces speak for themselves in a monochromatic environment. a cool white slouchy sofa, or your prettiest pendant lamp — your favorite artwork for instance. these spaces all do that, but they don’t come across as cold either. just simple, calm... 
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making a grand entrance.

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the gifts of life. it’s always nice to make a grand entrance. that’s one thing my new house lacks — there’s no foyer, no entry hall of any kind — you simply step right into what i suppose you’d call a grand room, or a combination dining room / living room space. i love my house, but i do like a nice entryway welcoming you and your guests... 
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new collection from IKEA.

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There’s a brand new limited-edition collection launching soon from IKEA and I’m pretty over the moon excited about it. their new VIKTIGT collection is the result of a creative collaboration with Ingegerd Råman, one of Scandinavia’s most well-known glass designers and ceramists. According to Ingegerd, the collection “is about craft, it’s a project between... 
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waking up to sunshine.

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home design ideas. do you have a hard time getting out of bed on monday mornings? they can be a bit of a struggle for me. but with Lucy and the sunlight creeping in like clockwork, i’m up and at ’em pretty early most days. if you’re an aspiring early-riser who doesn’t have an impatient pup licking your face awake, you might consider making some changes... 
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