petite vignette.

white-eames-chair

i love a simple, but personally moving vignette — collected items that draw your visitors in and cause them to wonder — where they came from, what they mean to you. putting them together is fun — think of it as the subtly stylish hat you wear to a party – eye catching, but not so over the top you look like you’re ready for the kentucky derby.... 
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keeping things light.

light-locations-living-area

i love following light locations — a photographic location agency in the U.K. the homes they make available for photo shoots are endlessly eclectic and full of vintage treasures — i suppose being in merry olde england helps. it is after all, old. there’s a new one their roster of rentables an east sussex farmhouse i’d love to spend a long weekend in.... 
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must occupy immediately.

est-magazine-artwork

the latest issue of est magazine is available online, and i must reach out to the editors immediately and let them know i’ll be needing to occupy this home located in eastern france. very soon, i must move in and stay there permanently. it’s just that pretty. i have seen this amazing art installtion in their dining room before, and i simply must own this. i do... 
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the makeover.

living-area-after

an awful lot of you asked to see some before and after photos from my cottage makeover. so, as much as i kinda hate to post something as unsightly as these ‘befores’ i do think there’s the possibility for some educational value here. when i first saw this place, i thought, “no freakin’ way can i live here.” but, the landlord was so nice,... 
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smeg-worthy.

fine-little-day-smeg

oh, how i long to be smeg-worthy. i mean, i think i’m deserving of a smeg refrigerator, but perhaps my pocketbook is not up to its hefty challenge. a smeg is worth saving for though, as anna at door sixteen recently reminded me. a smeg is ‘the’ refrigerator and i mean to own one of these babies one day. but perhaps unlike some, i do not long for the ice-cream... 
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