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Wednesday
Nov152017

Eclectic with a touch of gothic

I absolutely adore this house but I have really no idea what to call this. The architecture looks at times mid-century, or Spanish with a bit of 70's hotel in the backyard. The decor style is retro mixed with modern and ethnic and a bit gothic..... Well, whatever this is I FREAKING LOVE IT!!! I have been a fan of Salt Lake City's cityhomeCOLLECTIVE for a while now as they have such a unique, edgy, bold style and this project has to be my absolute favourite. 

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Friday
Nov102017

A home filled with vintage and Moroccan treasures

This was, up until recently, the Vancouver home of stylist and designer Jennifer Scott and it is sooooo charming and girly and eclectic. You can read all about it in this blog post, but I just wanted to point out how awesome her finds are from her trip to Morocco, and how evident her love of vintage finds is. Her home is so fantastic I had to include a part 2 coming up later of the outdoor spaces. 

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Sunday
Nov052017

Old and new in a farmhouse location home

Dream house alert!!! A mix of old and new architecture with modern and vintage furnishings is pretty much my ideal situation. Add in a picturesque country setting and I can have my bags and cats packed up in 5 minutes. This location home outside London is available through Shoot Factory, and I could not be more smitten. 

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Friday
Sep292017

Bohemian in the East Village

A little bohemian for your afternoon in this East Village apartment by Jill Danyelle of Verdoier. Fabulous neutral colour palette of mostly white and wicker and wood. 

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Thursday
Sep072017

A reader's home - a taste of France part 1

Catherine (of the blog Taste of France) has been following our blog forever, and kindly emailed us recently with some photos of a couple of 17th century apartments in Carcassonne, France that she owns and renovated over the past year. Not an easy feat it seems as she had to adhere to strict requirements of the Batîments de France (and expensive headache). It started as one gigantic (2000 square foot) apartment that we split in two because there were two entrances. That meant adding a kitchen and bathroom, but our possibilities were dictated by the historic authorities. The last renovation seemed to have been in the 1970s; we changed all the windows, wiring, plumbing and had all the ancient tomette floors restored. It was a challenge, with 2-foot-thick stone walls (just try running wiring through that), and other walls made of straw and lime. But it was above all a labor of love. We decorated with antiques. The furnishings either were bought from the previous owner or come from local brocantes, flea markets and the like. Also leboncoin.fr which is the French equivalent of craigslist. I made the drapes myself. You can’t buy 3.5-meter drapes readymade, and custom was out of my budget. The apartments are vacation rentals and we don't see the attraction of going on vacation in France in a place that has the same Ikea furniture found around the globe; everything is locally sourced. The building is older than Haussmannian, dating to the 1600s, but it was renovated a century later with lots of high-relief moldings above the marble fireplaces. Doves, flowers, lutes.... I'm seriously ready to start scouring the internet for a deal on a flight to France so I can shack up here. So gorgeous!!!! Here's the link to the Airbnb listing if you're interested in a dreamy France vacay. (Stay tuned tomorrow for the other apartment). 

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