Check out this rustic farmhouse in the heart of Southern Italy’s olive groves, near the coast of Puglia. Simply stunning. See more of the farmhouse and learn about it’s renovation here.
I initially read Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up, just to see what all the fuss was about. And I almost tossed it aside after the first few pages, but sometime before the first chapter ended, she won me over. I finished the book in one sitting and immediately started to “tidy”, our already tidy – (or so I thought!) apartment. Several donation bags later, I not only felt like an immense weight had been lifted, but I had this unstoppable energy to continue tidying.. and I’ve been doing so ever since.
While reading the book, I couldn’t help but wonder what Kondo’s apartment looked like. Because of her intense belief that anything that doesn’t bring you joy should go, I pictured it almost sterile, and therefore unwelcoming. Instead, I found it to be quite charming..
When I think about my dream home, the first that comes to mind is having a dedicated space for a library. Nothing is more inspiring to me than being surrounded by words that have some way or another shaped my thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Imagine a library large enough to house a ladder! I swear I would never leave that room. Below are a few inspiring libraries with ladders..
Chevron floors? Check! Beautiful light? Check! Distressed furniture? Neutral color palette? Romantic windows? Check, check, check! And that reading nook! Swoon. More of this romantic space after the jump..
Hello perfect studio apartment, nestled in Le Marais. Owner and photographer Matthew Brookes has created such a charming and tranquil space. That beautiful chandelier against those rustic, exposed beams! Perfection..
My love for French design has well been documented on this blog, specifically details such as: herringbone floors, French windows and molding. In my opinion, you can never have too much molding! Chair rails, wall frames, wainscot – these details, whether intricate or simple, lend any space a traditional yet masterful feel. More molding inspiration after the jump!