the shutterbugs: kate holstein.

hillside homes by the sea / sfgirlbybay

i came across the work of photographer kate holstein after seeing her work in cereal magazine and instantly became quite smitten. kate’s photography has a very ethereal quality of light and feels so calmly inspiring. Kate’s bio reads like a dream: Born in Boulder, Colorado, now based in Aspen. Raised by a father who never left the house without a camera and... 
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the jealous curator. art goes here.


hi everyone! so, i love minimalism as much as the next guy, but this dining room (in portugal) is pretty much a curators dream, no? ooh, look at all of those white walls! the other thing i noticed, other than those white walls, was the little pop of color in the form of oranges (or maybe lemons?) in the bowl on the table. ok, let’s go with that: six tiny, rich, colorful,... 
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i found this room, which happens to be an ad for that lovely bench in an online shop from the netherlands. nice, right? but you know what would look really great with that lovely bench? yep. art! i love how quiet, and textural this space is, and so i’m adding a bit of nature to compliment what is already there: whoa. crocheted leaves by cornwall based artist susanna... 
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step into the salon.


i love a lovely salon, or home gallery of vintage portraits and paintings. the more personal the better, and the more unusual — well let’s just say i’ve got a thing for the unique, whether it’s the unexpected placement or the painting itself. it’s why i’ve held on to good old rico suave for so long, but lately i just can’t seem to... 
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a new addition.


i just wanted to share a quick little update to my bathroom gallery. i went over to shoot christine & carlos of MCMF’s a few weeks ago (their house tour is here), and they gave me this lovely little painting to add to my collection – the waterfall scene on the lower right. i love it! i’ve just decided to go nutty in my weird little pink and blue tiled... 
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