good reads: the latest issue of est.

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do you read australian design est magazine? if not, it’s time to tune in, because issue #24 of est is a good one — exploring global home styles from cape town to mallorca and on to sydney. one of my favorite features, and there were many, is this modern rustic cape town gem. it has all the elements i love — an earthy Scandinavian vibe, and a farmhouse mix... 
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design diy’d.

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utilizing mostly natural materials like plywood and polished concrete floors this creative couple DIY’ddesigned and built their own scandinavian-inspired home in the Netherlands. featured on gravity home the beautiful light-filled home is inspired by the couple’s recent holiday in france, and has a modern, but somewhat whimsical feeling with loads of great-looking... 
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frank is always fantastic.

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excuse me while once again i swoon over scandanavian real estate site fantastic frank. each and every apartment listed is a pure dream come true when it comes to streamlined clean design. the simple color palette acts as the perfect backdrop to the colorful life i imagine takes place in these homes. the intricate moldings frame the space, while the white floors, and black... 
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west elm’s new look.

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wowza! have you opened your mailbox to find west elm’s new catalog tucked inside? it’s really something special. it’s not just the incredible looking location (those tall ceilings, crown moldings, and marble mantel — sigh) it’s the colorful new collection with a vintage-modern vibe. i really love the juxtaposition of the classic architecture paired... 
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scandinavian-inspired hostess gifts.

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sometimes it’s difficult to surprise loved ones with just the perfect gift, and i like to put a little thought into my holiday presents and hostess gifts — with so many parties this time of year, it’s nice to bring something unique to the event to thank a hostess properly. i like to give vintage gifts that i know my friends and family will really cherish... 
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