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Monday, October 11th, 2010

Home Inspiration from a “House” in Ireland

Ali

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Travel suggestion: if you ever find yourself in Ireland book a couple of nights at the Bellinter House about a half hour outside of Dublin. I just came back from a jaunt in the land of the green/cable knit sweaters and this “house” (aka mansion) was incredible. Every room was styled with such an eye, color and detail. I’m ready to paint my walls fern green, my ceilings celadon and my bathroom midnight blue all while drinking a few pints of guinness. A few of our photos from our time there (oh, and make sure you eat lots of scones…also incredible!).


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Friday, September 17th, 2010

Rue Magazine is Here!

Becky

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It was such a treat to read the buzz about Rue Magazine’s premiere issue yesterday and then to peruse it. I know I am going to back and pore over it for hours. It was so much fun to see so many of our favorite bloggers and designers featured (I’m not even going to name them because I know I’ll inadvertently leave one out – there are SO MANY!).

When I first started blogging, one of the very first blogs and the first photo we ever feel in love with on Flickr were both from Victoria, a.k.a. sfgirlbybay. It’s been so much fun to watch her blog grow and to watch her switch up her home, especially after she moved! Let this photo serve as a teaser, then, if you haven’t already, hop on over to Rue and check out the entire issue. My only wish is that I could buy this baby in print and add it to the very special magazine issues I keep permanently:

The folks over at DwellStudio are some of the best at styling their products, but I think they would likely agree that this one is a superb example of styling their Chinoiserie Pearl bedding!

image from Rue, shot by Tinywater Photography

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Thursday, September 16th, 2010

More Images from The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs

Becky

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Here are a few more shots I snagged at The Ace Hotel Palm Springs this past weekend. It’s such a perfect desert hangout, and again, I cannot recommend breakfast enough, though I must say, I felt about at least ten years older than the average guest at this joint.

I’m not sure I could have asked anyone to place these scooters in a more perfect spot for this shot!

This mid-century modern roofline is just so California to me. I love its relationship to the range beyond it.

No detail was overlooked. There are kitschy tchotchkes and vintage books in the lobby.

This shelf unit above was copied by one of my favorite bloggers, The Brick House, in her home as a D.I.Y. project. Check it out here.

The lobby has this fun natural history museum on ecstasy display.

Love this tile pattern by the pool.

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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Modern Macrame: The Ace Hotel

Becky

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This weekend in Palm Springs I kept finding myself at The Ace Hotel’s King’s Highway for breakfast. Not only is the breakfast divine, but the awesome take on macrame kept cracking me up. From the outside, you get a big clue of what the lobby has in store for you:

Even the globe lights’ cords were wrapped in rope. It’s a small detail that really catches the eye.

I didn’t get too many great shots, but I’ll try to share some more with you later!

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Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Flickr Faves on Friday: An Ode to Dewey

Becky

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Vintage Storage Solutions

This week’s flickr fave comes from flickr member hindsvik. Antique stores have been chock full of card catalogs ever since computer monitor have become the main storage for the Dewey Decimal System. It’s kind of sad really, that today’s kids will never have the experience of flipping through index cards and actually understanding alphabetical order, but the good news is, they make for great home decor items. I love the contrast of these two colors and styles of card catalogs here – it works like a sculpture. This is the epitome of “vintage modern” style!

You can check out Hindsvik’s blog here and get the look with help from their etsy shop.

How would you use a unit like this? What would you store in it?

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