December 16, 2013

house crush - by fryd via la la lovely

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.

house crush by fryd via la la lovely

house crush 3 by fryd via la la lovely

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September 4, 2013




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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July 29, 2013






i’ve been crushing big time on this dreamy swedish home which belongs to sophia of, the blog, mokkasin.  i really can’t seem to get this beauty out of my head.

i adore this home for a few reasons . . .

(click thru for more)

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i must have the netherlands on the brain.  i’ve been dreaming of my very own dutch bike, and yesterday i was talking all about holland with the owner of an antiques store (where i bought this little pretty).  my brother and sister have both visited before.  and, naturally, being part dutch, i think a trip is in order (one day, right!).  but, for now a little visual trip will have to do.

house crush 2_ la la lovely

house crush 3 _la la lovely

house crush 5 _ la la lovely

house crush 6 _ la la lovely

click thru for a fun floor idea + a bit more on dutch design

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outdoor spaces are clearly on my mind these days as it’s that (short) time of year where we can pretty much live outside.  i’ve been trying to make small updates to our space and thus scouring inspiration.  i came across the home of denise bovee over on a beautiful mess and fell pretty hard for her relaxed kid-friendly bohemian outdoor space.

the patio set, lighting, daybed (i need a cat), kids table, record player . . . well you can see all the goodness for yourself.  i feel like a lot of magic and creative moments happen in this space.

are you making any updates to your outdoor space?  i’ve added this table + these chairs from ikea and i’m dying to do a little thrifting to add some interest to my space.  i need a few mixed matched chairs to add to the table and perhaps some lighting.

also, i’m sharing a few tips on stylish family outdoor living check out my article here.

p.s.   if you are looking for new instagram inspiration (i am – so tell me your faves) than follow denise.  she is an instant new fave of mine.

more house crushes right here.

images : a beautiful mess