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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the stylists: mademoiselle poirot.

meet mademoiselle poirot — Carole Poirot to be exact (and yes, that is her real name). writer, stylist, and photographer of her blog by the same name. Originally from Paris, carole has previously lived in Germany and is now settled in London where she is most passionate about interiors and styling, food, painting and photography. carole quit her day job in 2014 to pursue... 
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make way for spring mantels.

spring is here and summer’s right around the corner, but it’s not as if you can just hide your fireplace mantel away until you need it again. it most likely still holds a pretty prominent place in your home and sometimes front and center. so its still got to look good while it’s sort of hibernating for the season’s warmer months. i recently shared... 
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still life.

let’s keep things simple today, shall we? i love these still life vignettes.  i tend to think a clean, clear space opens the mind and allows us to soak up fresh, new ideas and keep our creativity sharp. have you ever read that book the artist’s way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity?  it’s got some wonderful ideas including the practice of ‘morning... 
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musical decor.

vtwonen. there’s something so instantly charming about a room with a vintage piano in it–especially when said piano is thoughtfully adorned with a playful collection of treasures, art or plants. yes, these gorgeous musical instruments make captivating decor, what with all of the different shapes, sizes, and colors to choose from. but i think what i find most attractive... 
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