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sometimes you just stumble upon something that leads to another something and gets you thinking about a lot of things.  this house happened and thoughts began to abound abound.  i saved the above photo from pinterest, as i do.  there is a whole lot of whole “ness” going on in the photo.  likley an english country side house.  a home covered in ivy and memories with all kinds of windows open ushering in the wind and sky painted the same hue of blue.  a window you can pass food right through to your inside looking outside table.  i started imagining the conversations that could happen there and the laughter that likey ensues.  there was so much goodness grasping my attention that i didn’t even notice the dog.  the kind that surely guards your home and your heart and makes any house a home.  the photograph did the talking, no words spoken or written to read.  i clicked on, hoping for more and i found it (thank you selby).   i found a house crush, like i normally do.  it wasn’t a “i like that room”, “i like that arrangement,” and an “i like those blooms blooming here and there and everywhere.”  it was an, “i’ve stumbled upon a soul home.”  and while, i love all white, and clean and crisp . . . what i love even more is a home that has not only soul but a soul.

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i clicked on to find out more, (my sister calls me a google whore – i know i know) and come to find, amanda brooks the owner of this soul home was the former fashion director at barneys who has a blog.  she is the kind that left all of that for all of this, all because of a little inspiration from another blogger, ree drummond (you know, the pioneer woman).

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February 20, 2014

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i’ve loved christine dovey’s, of bijou and boheme, home the first time i laid eyes on it, several years ago.  it’s always been good and gorgeous, but it just keeps getting better.  christine’s style is feminine, modern, glamorous and yet refreshingly unfussy.  i’m totally swooning over her latest feature on SMP Living and her newly designed website.

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one of my favorite things about christine’s decorating is that she never misses a detail.

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i’m beyond loving designer caroline z. hurley’s home featured in the latest edition of rue mag.  i’ve long been crushing on caroline z. hurley’s work and now i’m head over heels for her home.

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that couch is like my dream as far as couches are concerned.  big.  squishy.  pillowy.

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do you live in a small space?  what are you secrets?  i love the bed above the kitchen (above).  why not?

this 3rd small space edition by rue and it is a gem of ideas for small spaces.  you can read the full issue here.

December 16, 2013

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today i’m crushing on the newly renovated studio space that belongs to jeanette lunde of by fryd (la la love that blog).  this space was a dilapidated old barn . . . can you believe it?  now it is a bright and beautiful space where jeannette can create, dream, design, and blog.  i’m dreaming of one day having  space like this.

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September 4, 2013

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i’m crushing on the home of elise joseph of pennyweight.   it wasn’t long ago that this home was featured on design sponge, so maybe you have seen it?  but, perhaps you have not.  either way, it’s calm, inviting and carefully curated.  and it’s the thoughtful details that i’m so taken with.

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