best of: simply styling.

belath√©e photography. sometimes simple just wins. have you ever heard that rule that says before you leave the house, take one thing off? i do this all the time, and i often apply that theory to interiors, too — because it works. i tend to want to add layer upon layer of styled objects, just like jewelry, so if i remove one accessory the room tends to open up and look... 
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best of: pink fixes everything.

the shiny squirrel. feeling the blahs? you can fix that right up with just a little pink. with pink, a little dab will do ya right — or you can just go nuts with it in one big daring and dramatic statement. when i attempted to go all neutrals and black and white with my new cottage, i found my space feeling a little cold, lacking any oomph! so i just added some pink... 
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best of: on trend: turquoise.

maire claire maison. helloooo, monday! forgive me while i get a little colorful this morning and start our day with a bold burst of the blues — turquoise, to be exact. i’m seeing these exotic hues of green-blue everywhere — including the fashion world and it makes you wonder, does design follow fashion? or is it the other way around? case in point —... 
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best of: rustic retreat by the sea.

obviously, i am begrudgingly tiptoeing towards fall. apologies all around, i just can’t help but keep falling for these beautiful beach homes. this is the Mediterranean home of lifestyle designer & stylist¬†jessica bataille located in the coastal town of alicante, spain featured on micasa. one peek at this place and i was ready to set that pretty table, break out... 
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best of: good reads: fvf visits carolina iriarte.

this week freunde von freunden has an amazing home tour and interview featuring barcelona fashion and handbag designer, Carolina L. Iriarte. i can hardly contain my envy for her fantastic checkerboard floors — are those just not amazing? with everything in her home kept very minimal, but no less interesting the floors become the showstopper — they make me want... 
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