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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thoroughly modern victorian.

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this may well be one of the prettiest homes i’ve seen in a long time. and i look at a lot of houses! this one is actually an artist’s studio and home, and a location home, which means it’s available for film and photo shoots from jj locations, located in camberwell, england. i think i’m just going to rent it, and then refuse to leave. seems like a worthy... 
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new and noteworthy.

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1. shibori accordian rug from anthropologie. this time on new and noteworthy i’ve gone to the dark side. i’m embracing all things black — or at the very least, black & white, a dash of cream and a wee bit of gray. all great colors for adding a bit of chic sophistication and style to your home. plus, black pairs really well with other colors — specifically,... 
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