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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when you’ve got the blues.

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the nice stuff collector. i’ve a got a wee case of the blues these days. anyone else? there’s so much divisiveness in the air after our election and i worry about it — i just can’t seem to shake it. but i’m trying to have faith and feel empowered by so much positive action being taken around the country by so many groups — especially on... 
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bohemian paris.

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my very much beloved and favorite decor magazine milk decoration just featured the exotic and uber-eclectic paris apartment of Sophie Duruflé, CEO of the Parisian brand, Isabel Marant. talk about your bohemian paradise – chez Duruflé is a well-curated collection of vintage oddities, that all work quite well together, especially if you’ve got a taste for the unexpected.... 
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trending: jewel tones.

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nicole franzen photography. as i mentioned last friday, the seasons are a-changing. and plum, purple, mauve, lavender — whatever you prefer to call it, i’m seeing these pretty jewel tones popping up everywhere. from fall fashions to fainting sofas, purple would appear to be very en vogue. shades of pale purple, eggplant and mauve paired with soft hues of gray,... 
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make mine tan, man.

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urbanite. i sometimes think that the very mention of a tan leather sofa immediately might conjure up man-pad — bachelors only. but it’s so not the case. a buttery tan sofa blends with all types of decor and is definitely not just a manly members only kind of vibe. paired with soft gray, or an ultra-pale blue it’s such a pretty color combo, and in a furniture... 
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