whitewashed cottage.

this light-filled¬†danish cottage is a whitewashed floor fan’s dream come true. look how everything just pops off those perfectly polished white painted floors — those black sofas look especially dramatic. perhaps not your most practical decor plan, but hey i’m just fantasizing here — i don’t have to clean them. besides, if it’s just a wee... 
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around L.A. / folia collective.

You don’t have to be a botanist to shop at the light filled Folia¬†Collective on Lake Avenue in Pasadena. In fact, thumbs of every shade of green are welcome by shop-owner Danae and her husband Bill. Before I had even admitted my well-meaning but plant-killing record to them they shared their desire to equip any customer with the skills and confidence to care for their... 
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lighting that makes the space.

as these images demonstrate, lighting can really make or break a room. the right light can add drama or make a bold statement. i noticed when i was europe their use of an eclectic mix of lighting and how it really impacted my mood. one room i stayed in had probably five different lighting fixtures and not one matched, and yet it all worked fabulously together. i went hunting... 
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best of: wear this there: a luz ideal.

lisbon has long been on the bucket list, and our hearts only grow fonder for it as we stumble across more and more design gems. coffee shop a luz ideal is no different, and is immediately going on our must hit places when we do finally make it there. its owner teresa, and her architect husband are responsible for this adorable spot. its dreamy tiles remind us of old world... 
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best of: bene’s home in barcelona.

this week dwell magazine featured the home of architect Benedetta Tagliabue — a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona. i don’t think i’ve ever seen such elaborate and gorgeous moldings the likes of these, especially in their dining room — simply not to be surpassed! the incredibly beautiful tagliabue home has reached almost mythical... 
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