green with tile envy.

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transito inicial. homes from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, often have really colorful tile in both bathrooms and kitchens. i’ve had my share of funky color combos in rental apartments — from a pink & baby blue bathroom to a bleecky yellow & burgundy kitchen, these colors are not always easy on the eyes, nor are they easy to accent with bath... 
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barn house infatuation.

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i must be having a subliminal barn house infatuation, because here’s the second one i’ve posted this week, albeit quite a bit different. this netherlands barn house has a much more muted color palette of dark blue & white, and i think what really grabbed me are the white beamed ceilings. my own ceilings are vaulted and have white beams, so i’m always... 
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modern barn house.

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i think the first thing you notice about this home, is all that lovely light. located in Blaricum, a charming village in the province of North Holland is this large, bright family barn house home, an architectural style that’s traditional for that area. Hidden from the road, but still near the village, this barn house is surprisingly sleek and modern with a glass facade,... 
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floats like a butterfly.

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hotel san josé via lingered upon. butterfly chairs are a mid-century-modern classic originally designed in Buenos Aires in the 1940’s — but their simple beauty and comfort just never seem to go out of style. my parents had them back i was little and i still find them such an interesting addition to a living room or outdoor patio. they’re sophisticated looking... 
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cheers to mothers everywhere.

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perhaps you’re in need of a quick, delicious and very pretty cocktail for mother’s day brunch, or a pre-dinner apéritif? i thought i’d share one of my favorite easy, go-to cocktails — prosecco with a splash of st. germaine and fresh raspberries. it helps if you have some pretty glasses to start (more on that topic was covered in this morning’s... 
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