at home in barcelona.

my trip to barcelona earlier this year was one of the highlights of my summer (thus far!) and i fell in love with the beautiful spanish city. the architecture was stunning (all that wonderful gaudí) and so well-kept. i was surprised by the good condition of the buildings and always wanted more of a glimpse inside them. so with this lovely tour of anna alfaro’s home... 
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light and lovely small space design.

this cozy attic apartment would be categorized as petite but oh-so-pretty! designed and decorated by nimó design studio in cheerful pastels to keep this small home in Madrid light and lovely, with lots of inspiring and creative storage ideas for you small home dwellers. the long built-in bench also serves as a sweet space to stash beautiful baskets to keep their belongings... 
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the many moods of blue.

when i was in portugal, i was yet again surrounded by european blues. beautiful blue tiles are everywhere in the city of lisbon — azulejos, a form of Spanish and Portuguese painted tin-glazed ceramic tilework is literally everywhere. in fact, Heather, of skinny laminx wrote an entire blog post about their beautiful blue tiles. so, i was inspired yet again to share the... 
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a little bit of lisbon.

as promised in yesterday’s post about our charming apartment in lisbon, i wanted to share a few ‘must-visit’ spots around the city if you happen to be headed that way — which i most certainly recommend. lisbon is a beautiful seaside city, full of colorful pastel architecture. it reminds me a little bit of a much older san francisco — it’s... 
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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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