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URBAN OUTFITTERS’ SOPHISTICATED PIED-A-TERRE FURNITURE COLLECTION

(Cora Sofa) Urban Outfitters’ home decor selection has always contained hidden gems, but recently they’ve been releasing full-fledged furniture collections which I’ve been loving. Their latest Pied-a-Terre release for fall includes some really streamlined pieces that bridge classic and modern…

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SWELL SHOPPING: AN EXUBERANT BLUE LIVING ROOM IN SPAIN

(via Elle Decor, photography by Pablo Sarabia) In a lively historic apartment in Madrid, Spain, designer Jorge Vasquez utilizes bold contrasts of color, form, and style to define his home. The living room, with original basalt-and-marble floors and pine doors,…

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INSIDE A CONTEMPORARY FARMHOUSE IN PASTORAL ALABAMA

(via Veranda, photography by Brian Woodcock) On pastoral, meadow acreage in the countryside of Alabama, architect Paul Bates and designer Melanie Pounds conceived of a contemporary farmhouse designed for easy open-door living and entertaining. The light-filled house makes use of…

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TERRACE DRIVE PROJECT: FINAL BEFORE & AFTER APARTMENT TOUR

Project by: Kevin Francis Design While I’ve shared much of the Terrace Drive Project apartment makeover through room reveals at various stages of the design process, I haven’t shown you just how far this little space has come yet! This…

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MY LATEST FAVORITE FINDS FROM THE THRESHOLD BY STUDIO MCGEE COLLECTION

I recently revisited the Studio McGee collection for Target’s Threshold brand while browsing decor for a client project, and it reminded me of all the new and old pieces in the collaboration that I really love. I wanted to share…

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