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things that delight me.

next big purchase in the red house is a new couch. we are OVER our couches, although they’ve been very, very good to us.


i am really digging on the white vinyl couch from trick my brick. with 4 dogs and 1 kid i would love a couch that i just wipe clean. if you live in the greater los angeles or orange county area and see a couch with these lines about to be trashed, hey, shoot me an email. : )


this light from door sixteen. that light it casts is just gorgeous, no?


these pretties from inglenook decor, a shop i first spotted on twoellie.





not only that, but maureen’s blog is full of fabulous decorating advice. just my style, in her words, “the charm of a french cottage and the fresh feel of an urban loft”. ummmm. yes!

and anthropologie is killing me with their enticing emails…


{zinnia dress…sadly not on my back-to-school list since i can’t justify the price}


{i love the cap sleeves and the fluidity of this one}


{moulinette soeurs dress}


{fey grove dress…also can’t justify although i love}


{inky quills dress}


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things that delight me.



a week before the 4th of july moroccan party. love it! via nonchalant mom.





surf lodge room


surf lodge room 2

surf lodge deck

the surf lodge in montauk, new york. i soooo want to go there. (featured in coastal living)


peach sangria, also featured in coastal living.


these gorgeous weekend bags by rising tide fair trade, spotted in o magazine. beautiful, but best of all, good for “people and the planet”!


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surfer house.





once featured in cottage living (r.i.p.), michael lee’s malibu bungalow was once again topic of discussion, this time in the june issue of coastal living. i love the laid back vibe of this house. don’t you?

all pics via unpretentious style (love that name!)


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i heart tarjay: mirror, mirror on the wall.



ever since i spotted this starburst metal mirror on eddie ross’ blog back in april, i have visited it occasionally on the target site. it’s now on sale for $24.98. i’m thinking this is something that i just can’t pass up…

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i have o.c.d. BIG TIME. when i am fixated on something, i dream and live it until it comes to life. it might be an outfit that i have to have (which for some reason i can just dream up and then spend loads of time trying to actually find it), or imagining how a certain part of my garden might look.

recently, i am wanting to change things up in our house. the only problem is how long i will be in love with something before i want to change it up again.

i have a long “to do” list for this summer. i want to put new flooring into the master bedroom, put in new light fixtures in the dining area, buy new dining chairs, oh, and a new couch would be lovely too. don’t ask me where the funds will come from, we’re just in the dreaming phase which has me going through ALL of my old issues of domino (r.i.p.).

despite all these possibilities, a must is to paint the guest room/office. it desperately needs some new life. i am inspired by this image from domino.


 {via apartment therapy}

just one wall, or all four? what do you think?


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i have a crush on her house.







{i just adore the paint color on this door.}

this weekend’s home section of the los angeles times featured the home of  kristan cunningham (formerly of design on a dime). i am loving her {inexpensive} renovations and ideas.

more on kristan here.

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fix the economy, negotiate world peace, hire a decorator…


gasl_michael_smith_daras_09{image via here}
read this weekend in the l.a. times that the obamas have chosen michael s. smith (of santa monica) to decorate the white house. i like the lived in look of his rooms. so un-stuffy.

did anyone else see the inauguration celebration last night?

i loved this performance by garth.


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