warm and woodsy.

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i quite like the warm vibes these rooms give off. they ‘ve achieved that feeling mostly from the vintage inspired wood furniture featured quite prominently in them, but sometimes just from those warm brown hues. i also like that though they feature woodsy pieces they’ve got a vintage modern edge to them so one could never call them ‘country’ —... 
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wear this there: laudurée los angeles.

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if you follow our wear this there column often enough you might notice two things: 1. we live in l.a., and 2. we love paris — but what happens when the two cities fuse? laudurée recently opened its pretty pastel doors at the grove in beverly hills and we couldn’t be more thrilled. with easter this sunday its interiors and abundance of chocolate seems more than appropriate... 
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make way for spring mantels.

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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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at home with lizzie fortunato.

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i continue to be so inspired by jenni kayne’s blog, rip & tan. they’ve recently posted an inspiring peek inside the beautiful home of designer Lizzie Fortunato, who along with her sister Kathryn creates unique handcrafted accessories that use unexpected materials from an array of cultures around the world. her eclectic, Art-Filled Brooklyn Brownstone is just... 
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mirror images.

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so, it’s a little hard to visualize, but for my remodel we closed off the entrance to the back guest bedroom (which is now part bathroom / part walk-in closet — more to come on that soon) and instead of just leaving the former doorway a plain old wall, we made it into an arched niche — kind of like this. so, i now i’m hunting for the perfect mirror... 
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