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This is how our house looks at the moment….

(Previous places where we’ve lived. Also with cats.)

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I love the stylish use of space in this one room Paris apartment…

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I stack my books too — not always a good idea when you need a book at the bottom of the pile.
In this space, they seem like sculptural art.

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Lately I’ve been bookmarking Pinterest files in my toolbar. Here are some of the photos from one that I’m obsessed with: Sara Jane’s “Down the Lane.

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The file belongs to “stylist, creative consultant, visual storyteller” Sarah Prall. She bookmarks interiors…and the requisite deer photos…

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Peeling fences and tattered quilts….

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Old-fashioned dilapidates…

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Still Lifes…

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Colorful knits from faraway lands…

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Bloomsbury-esque spaces…

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Perfectly named, Down the Lane, if  you’re on a country road….Where I’d really like to be…

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If given the chance, I would paint every wall and floor in our house white.  Of course my spouse objects, saying white floors aren’t  practical.  But I disagree. I painted a bathroom floor once with several thick coats of white deck paint and it was easy to clean with bleach.  I found the photos of this house (below) on 1st Option recently. It’s the perfect example of  Modern Vintage

I love these colorful fabric hearts mixed with crystal strands and shell discs….

This little clothing rack (below) proves that you can fashion anything with pipes from the hardware store….
I love the mix of turquoise and yellow paint on this old cabinet…

Lovely mix of linens and blankets on this vintage bed!  I love to shop at Ikea for colorful sheets, then pair them with vintage coverlets….What do you think??

By the way, this is my first post here in, well, months…I hope you guys are still out there reading…–Tina

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Sofia Coppola and her husband, French rock star Thomas Mars, have found a gorgeous new home with a rare “secret garden” in the middle of Greenwich Village, according to the Wall Street Journal. The couple paid nearly $10 million for the light and bright abode.

(Real estate listing photos, above, from elliman.com)

I can’t wait to see how she decorates it!

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I was flipping through previous issues of Matchbook Magazine today and I was reminded of how awesome Katie Armour’s story was on Kate and Jack Spade. (In the November issue.) The story stretched over 18 luscious pages, filled with photos of the couple’s New York apartment. SO GREAT! Take a look at some of the shots by the talented Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg:

See the full story HERE!

and…

Don’t forget to enter to win the Kate Spade New Year’s bangle.
Winner will be picked Friday!

xo

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