March 19, 2015

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Don’t you love a good window?  What about one that you can see in as much as you can see out?  I’m always taken by older homes, traditional in design and build, with a very modern element or addition.  This home, called The Vegetarian Cottage designed by the English architect firm, Cousins and Cousins, caught my eye a few weeks back and I had to know more.  Clearly, I have exteriors on my mind, at the moment.  And, England on my mind, always.  Because lush back gardens.  Because they name their homes (I’ve given my home a name – have you?).  Because old cherished.  Because new mixed in like it fits old like a glove.

I love the look, I keep seeing over and again, coming out of England

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Last week, i included this kitchen in an inspiring rooms post and made mention that it just might show up as a house crush.  And here we are, already, because I can’t get this pretty abode, belonging to Levi, Claudia + Eve and featured on the Beetle Shack,  out of my mind.

Everything about this space catches my eye.  It’s calm and collected.  It’s not fussy and has a touch of fun.  It’s lived in and brings life from the outside in.

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October 16, 2014

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i crush on houses, i crush on kitchens, i even crush on offices.  any space that speaks, really.   and, this studio space is speaking loud and clear to me.  i’m not surprised.  the studio belongs to emily henderson and pretty much all she does is gold (and includes lots of it.  that’s cool by me, too).

her los angeles studio was recently featured on domaine.  i’m kind of geeking out on the way she hung wallpaper.  as, in literally just hung it up.  suspended it from the ceiling.  layer upon layer.  looks like an art installation (i’m especially la la loving the pineapple wallpaper by hygge and west).

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all of her props stacked, sorted, gathered in goodness.  this is my kind of shelf situation.  i’d be lost studying the details for at least a good hour.

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my favorite thing about this studio is (keep reading) . . .

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September 16, 2014

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this space has me swooning.  a pink chair, white beding, green plant, pretty art, wooden plank floors, a cozy gray and white striped throw, a fireplace, and a bed that is saying come relax, take a nap, watch a movie, read a book.  sounds perfect to me.

it’s been a busy week painting rocco’s room and turning it into a big boy room.  we are filming today and i cannot wait to show you how it turned out.  kids rooms are my favorite, for sure, but now, i’m ready to spend some time in my room relaxing….maybe next month!

xo . t

p.s. this whole cottage, located in melbourne, australia, is simply stunning.  you can see more here.

Photos by Brooke Holm, styling by Marsha Golemac via Inside Out.

September 4, 2014

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i’m crushing big time on the home of photographer dana van leeuwen (her home + photographs) which was featured in est magazine last year.  her home is located in amsterdam which makes me like it even more.  i’ve never been to amsterdam, but it’s inching its way up on my places to visit list.  my friend just got back and said it was magic, my sister and brother have both been, i’m part dutch, i have a dutch style bike, and when i took the facebook test (i know i know-  but you take them too, right?) to figure out what city i should be living in, my results said amsterdam.

i love everything about this home and i’m certain you will too.  click thru for more, including a cute cat.

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