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we’ve always wanted to travel to portugal. so much of the country seems to intrigue us. coincidentally, we just happened to have stumbled upon another reason to book our flights to what some call the gentle land. areias do seixo is a boutique hotel made up of 14 rooms on portugal’s costa de prata. just an hour away from lisbon lies this eco-conscious hotel with an eclectic vibe all its own. we are totally into the mix of rustic and contemporary decorative accents that make up the hotel decor and we love the fact that the hotel’s designers took inspiration from morocco and india (two other countries on our must visit list) when dreaming up the hotel.
there seems to be something truly special about this place, it’s got personality but it isn’t pretentious and the fact that the vegetables and herbs served at the hotel come from the hotel’s very own organic garden definitely is an added bonus. and have you seen the hotel bathrooms? swoon-worthy to say the least! let’s just say we’re brushing up on our portuguese…
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the ocean, the culture, the food, there really is a lot to love about greece! now you can add another reason: the hotel san giorgio. is it just us or do you too start to feel calmer as you stare at the photos of this boutique hotel situated on the island of mykonos? what is not to love here? the hotel has this rustic chic and minimalist vibe that we are really digging currently and the mediterranean ocean views from the hotel rooms sure don’t hurt. we can’t get enough of this simple and unpretentious hotel. to find out more about the hotel san giorgio visit the hotel’s website and facebook page.
we love searching high and low for inspiration for our clients and los angeles is a not a bad place to explore! one of our fave spots in la happens to be chinatown. we love the vibrant colors and aromas that fill the air in this neighborhood comprising of a few blocks. here are some snaps we took while we were there recently shopping for a client. to explore chinatown for yourself we recommend you check out the chinatown website here for all the latest happenings.
kishani is featured in the march issue of vogue india! pick up a copy to take a tour of her los angeles home, and to read more about how she defines her design aesthetic!
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we just can’t get enough of photographer laurent chehere’s flying houses series. the whimsy exhibited in each unique photo speaks to us in the dreamiest of ways. we love the colors and overall feel of each photograph and can’t stop envisioning these incorporated in an eclectic kids room or nursery! we stumbled upon laurent chehere through another website crush of ours, saatchi online, which is a great resource for discovering new and emerging art from around the globe!
via kishani perera inc.
many of you have asked us about the beaded shower curtains seen in kishani’s vintage remix book (photos above). we thought it only fair that we spill a few diy secrets for our most valued followers! the truth is, this shower curtain is made up of a beaded room divider layered on top of a plain shower curtain! to help you recreate this look in your home please read the diy instructions below:
you will need:
1- beaded curtain, we recommend koyal wholesale’s version seen here.
1- plain white shower liner
here are the simple steps:
1. to start, line the holes of the divider up with the curtains’
2. put the rings though the beaded curtain and plain shower liner to hold both together
3. voilà! and you are done! now wasn’t that easy?
if you are anything like us, you happen to squeal with delight at the thought of a trade show filled with exciting and innovative interior design ideas from some of the most talented design companies in europe. maison&objet is an annual interior design trade show, and although we couldn’t make it to paris this year, we gathered some great photos from the event for you below. we are always interested in checking out the inspired ideas and products created by fellow designers from across the globe!
have we peaked your interest? watch the video below for more from maison&objet!
tucked away in the village of valle de guadalupe in baja california, hotel endémico seems to be the kind of place we wouldn’t mind spending a good week or two. the hotel is made up of 20 luxury cabins all situated on the hillside providing unobstructed views of the beautiful valley below. from a design standpoint, this hotel has so many elements we love and appreciate: simple clean lines, minimal decor, and an emphasis on natural materials and the natural surroundings. if these images don’t make you swoon at first glance we suggest you take a second look!
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hotel endemico happens to be just an hour and a half away from san diego which makes it even harder for us not to justify booking our flights as we type this post!
for more on hotel endémico visit their website here.
have you had the pleasure of meeting mister finch yet? if not, take it from us, you will be glad we have introduced the two of you. a self-described “textile artist that lives in a fairytale world”, mister finch uses stitched scraps of fabric, paper, and thread to create whimsical animal creatures that are anything but typical. the result is truly mesmerizing and imaginative to say the least. inspired by his surroundings in leeds, mister finch’s creations look like they were picked out of a dreamy woodland we would sure like to visit!
a self portrait of the artist
via mister finch