in your space: decorated by cristina ramos

The style is very eclectic and is influenced by very different cultural sources. The furniture is almost all vintage, from the 40s and 70s, and have remained original structural elements.

A Maximum warmth. Achieved with lighting that creates intimate and cozy. There’s only overhead light in the dining room in the rest of the house has been used indirectly with floor lamps and table.

Playing with contrasts. In some rooms intentionally breaks the calm atmosphere
provided by the soft colors that add drama with elements such as the wallpaper in the dining room dark tones. Nuevo-Estilo.es

There is just some much I love about Cristina Ramos‘ style and eye for design. The 70s influence, art deco, neo-classicism, bohemian style, and industrial style are all combined. My favorite parts include, but are not limited to…

– the tiled, pattered floors
– mix & match style
– neon
– the retro vibe
– bold colours

And the list goes on!!

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in your space : erin considine

There’s just something so inspirational about workshop spaces, isn’t there? Ringo, have a banana features jewelry designer Erin Considine; snapping shots of her doing her thing in her little sun-washed studio…

On another note. I keep trying to keep up with posts but the time just gets away from me! I am going to try harder, but the end of summer has brought about birthdays, baby showers, and unexpected vacations { not that I am complaining } ! On top of that, I am about halfway through season one of Friday Night Lights and it’s that time of day ; )

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what to wear no.04

what to wear no.4


While the heat keeps going strong my mind is already moving on to a crisp cool autumn. Most likely because it happens to be my favorite season and my favorite wardrobe! As soon as it cools down, this look is a must try … that is if I can finally get the Zoe Karssen sweatshirt online, it’s always sold out!


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housekeeping

Today was a day for housekeeping. Self { 8 km run } home { cleaning, laundry etc… } and online { I updated my Tumblr with a new theme!! }. One thing that I am always always thinking about adding to our loft is some sort of signage. We love art, but I have always wanted something a little kitsch-y to put up i.e. an antique sign. And to top that off, wouldn’t it just be great it it was neon! I absolutely love neon; the look, the buzz, the vintage vibe it gives off. So, let’s get the hunt going! Some pics above to inspire…

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atlas assortment no.09

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted an atlas assortment hasn’t it! I love my teeny tiny rose gold Bing Bang NYC skull earrings so just ordered the ring set { #1 } and can’t wait for it to arrive { let’s not talk about how I recently formed an addiction to online shopping… } If you frequent my Tumblr you will also note that I am completely obsessed with palm trees lately, who wouldn’t love a palm tree pillow { #5 }. Have a great weekend y’all!

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in your space: heidi middleton

“We drive further up the hill until we find an unassuming narrow driveway with shared parking spaces. I’m happy to get out of the car. One hour isn’t  long but I want to be in the sun! Heidi has set the table on the patio with a light lunch: goat cheese, olives, cured trout. Classical music is playing softly over the speakers. “The kids are at the beach,” she explains when I tell her how peaceful it is. “Would you like a glass of wine?” she inquires. I nod, taking in my new surroundings. It’s a hot day and I’m in blissful heavens: This is my dream house. Built in the 1940s and at one point occupied by a flamboyant gay fashion designer and a celebrated Australian painter, the house resembles an Italian terraced villa. The entire front of the house facing the bay is open, basking in sunlight throughout the day and displaying breathtaking sunsets at dusk. The walls are covered in smooth white stucco and the windows kept in their original floor to ceiling frames. “The house has a colorful history,” begins Heidi. “We have slowly been ‘chipping away at the diamond’ with small to medium sized renovations and now have plans at council to make some significant changes like adding another story to the top level. I have designed a large room/walk-in closet as part of the new floor.””

For more [ from Tales of Endearment } on Heidi Middleton { the Creative Director and Head Designer at Sass & Bide } and her amazing home click here.

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in your space: kaelen haworth

Totally inspired by clothing designer Kaelen Haworth’s ridiculous East Village apartment.

In fact, the over-dyed yellow rug in the bedroom actually encouraged the recent purchase of a bright yellow rug from Elte for our kitchen ; )

Next on the list, dream catchers for our bedroom, which I am constantly searching Etsy for but haven’t found the perfect ones yet…

TGIF !!

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project re-decorate

We’ve recently got back into a ‘re-decorate phase’. A home, to me, is more of a work in progress. You grow, your home grows. It evolves as your tastes change. Which, for some, may happen quite a lot! I am pretty good about making smart home decor purchases but sometimes it’s out with the old and in with the new! There are a few things that need spiffing up, and a few pics above of new items that are part of the plan;

1. Personal pic taken from the rooftop of Hotel V Vejer in Andalucía
2. Print on fabric from Blackbird Vintage in the Distillery District
3. Palladian Mirror from Restoration Hardware
4. Crystal knob for the bathroom cabinet from Home Depot

Stayed tuned for more ; )

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working with a small space

In Rue Magazine’s January issue we Get Into the Works and explore a Seattle designers picture-perfect home & office. Brian Paquettes 220-square-foot Capitol Hill studio doubles as a live/work space where functionality was a reigning goal.

Tips & Hints…

a: storage IS and will ALWAYS be an issue

b: there is no substitute for cleanliness & organization when living in small home

c: so, purge what you don’t use

d: find dual purpose decor that works just as hard as you do

e: a large floor mirror leaning against the wall is a classic visual trick for making a space seem twice the size!

To read the full article in Rue Magazine click ME. To check out Brian Paquettes website click ME (he runs a full service decorating firm based in Seattle). And, last but not least, to follow Brian’s blog click ME.

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gorgeous things & interiors from paul raeside

I stumbled across these amazing photos – of amazing interior spaces – taken by Paul Raeside. His portfolio includes images shot for Decor, Homes & Houses, and Houses & Homes. More stunning photography can be found on his website here.

enjoy & be inspired ; )

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[ all images from paulraeside.com ]