a guest room makeover.

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share design. as you may have seen on my instagram stories last week, i’m transforming my former home office into a guestroom. i mean, who really needs an office when you’ve got a trusty laptop? so, anyway — i’m going for a kind of funky beach shack meets vintage vibes. it’s hard to explain the method to my madness, but suffice it to say that... 
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a secret stay in marseille.

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It is in Marseille that one can discover the oldest hardware store in France and one of my very favorite sources of inspiration. originally created in 1827, and now a beautiful concept store maison empereur remains today an essential place to visit when in Marseille. it’s got many personalities — hardware and gadget store, gourmand cooking go-to, homewares extraordinaire... 
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statement making minimalism.

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you don’t require a lot of art to make a bold decor statement. minimalism can actually speak volumes and draw your eye in immediately. so say perhaps you’re on a bit of a budget when it comes to adding artwork to finish off your look — you can do that by simply buying one really impactful piece, and grow your art collection from there. or, you can simply... 
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friday finds.

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let’s end this week on a light note, shall we? i hope you all have some fun plans in the works! i think i’m hitting the long beach flea market which always puts a spring in my weekend steps. don’t you just love shopping for unusual, quirky finds that make your home so uniquely you? i do, i do! here’s a little celebration of whimsical spaces and places... 
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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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