Lifestyle

MARBLE

“Argument” is too strong of a word for it, but let’s say I got into a lively discussion with a friend over whether marble is chic or not. “Isn’t it super awful and 80s?” she asked. “Well, sometimes, like when it’s pink or polished to death, but it can be really chic too, I swear!” I lamely argued. “Ok, I […]
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RUSTIC WOOD

I used to think an all white kitchen was the way to go. Clean, classic, modern, totally unobtrusive, and the perfect canvas for beautiful collections and dishes to shine against.  But, the more I came across rustic, moody, and modern uses for wood in a kitchen, my attitude shifted a bit.  In all of these inspirations, wood is used in […]
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BARS

A well curated bar cart can be an amazing centerpiece for even the coziest space.  Small, compact, glittering with glassware, and mobile, they’re a great way to show off your style, inside and outside of a glass. These are some of my favorite boozy inspirations, some built in, some on wheels, for creating your own bar at home.  Enjoy! post […]
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METALLIC

Today, I’m going full magpie.  I’m dreaming of a kitchen filled with shiny, pretty things, and not just the cutlery.  Gold, copper, and silver statements can add a big wallop of luxe to even the simplest kitchens and dining rooms.  I especially love the unexpected pops of exposed plumbing and metallic subway tiles. post inspired by: pinterest.com/kitchykitchen + lorilangille.blogspot.com + kitthis.com + desiretoinspire.net + 4inspireddesign.com + houseandhome.com +boligliv.dk + murraymitchell.com + awelltraveledwoman.tumblr.com + thisisglamorous.com […]
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ART + OBJECTS

Whether it’s one large painting or a collection of black and white photographs, a touch of personal style can be the detail that makes a dining room (or any room for that matter) perfect.  Art, to me, is like flowers.  You wouldn’t notice it missing from a space you’ve never been in before, but when you add some, all of […]
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RESTAURANT SPACES

I feel like most restaurants are either high concept, heavily invested, gorgeous spaces, or quaint mom and pop establishments that look like they’ve been around for a million years. But tucked away in certain neighborhoods (Silverlake and Venice in LA, Brooklyn and Greenwich Village in NYC), there’s that lovely middle road of funky, cute, and stylish local bistros.  I love […]
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POPS OF COLOR

I love an all white kitchen or dining.  It’s clean, fresh, and can be super modern or classic or funky, based on the textures and shapes you use.  But even with my undying love for a minimalist mise en scène, there’s something about color.  Not like, a pastel of whatever against beige, but COLOR. Diana Vreeland style: saturated, layered, over […]
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BLACK + WHITE

Black and white is the most classic of color combinations.  Or should I say tonal combinations? White presents the lack of color and black the combination of all color, or is it the other way around? I didn’t pay the best attention that week in eight grade science class. Regardless, whether it’s print on a page, or Ilford film, or […]
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