bits of inspiration – #41.

Soaking up the sun and all the Americana earlier this weekend on Drake’s Island, Maine. 

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bits of inspiration – #39.

I think just about every girl (and plenty of guys) who came of age in the 90s will be familiar with the home pictured below. If you don’t recognize it right off the bat here’s a hint:

“Everywhere you look, everywhere you go There’s a heart (There’s a heart), a hand to hold onto…”

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Image courtesy of Vanguard Properties, Ed Deleski

If you haven’t guessed, this is the San Francisco home of the Full House Tanner family and it’s currently for sale for $4,150,000. Once again that $4M+ price point is justtttt out of reach for me but it’s still fun to take a look. The home has clearly undergone some significant renovations since the show’s final episode in 1995. Check out some more photos on Elle Decor.

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I think the biggest selling point for me would be these doors – perfection.

bits of inspiration #38.

Potentially unpopular opinion: I’ve never been a fan of the whole “she sheds” concept as the female counterpart to the “man cave”. It seems pretty unfair that men should get a great space for entertaining socializing with friends while women are resigned to be alone with their needlepoint or whatever. A much better alternative is this idea I saw today on House & Home. Here a backyard shed is renovated to serve as an entertaining space for outdoor dinner parties. I love how pretty this is while still being really functional and that it feels like a more sophisticated backyard tiki bar. See the full stories and more images here.

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bits of inspiration – #37.

This is definitely the most beautiful website dedicated to bears. I highly recommend that everyone take some time to navigate around National Geographic’s “A Bear’s-Eye View of Yellowstone” page. Really well crafted imagery, video and navigation all throughout this site – plus a chance to see the world through the eyes of a bear!

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bits of inspiration – #36.

Loving this photo series of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera featured in the New York Times blog today. In 1951 photographer Marcel Sternberger travelled to Mexico where he befriended the iconic couple and ultimately photographed them in a series of really incredible and intimate portraits. Visit the article here to see more photos form the collection and read about Sternberger’s unique approach to portrait photography.

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Image courtesy of the Frida Kalho Corporation, via the New York Times

rooms with illustrated wallpaper.

As a renter, the very idea of wallpapering a room is a far off dream for me. That hasn’t stopped me from from keeping an eye on the wallpaper trends that I’ve seen popping up around the design community as of late. One of my favorite trends of the moment is the use of illustrated wallpaper patterns. The hand-drawn feeling of these designs can really lend a more modern or whimsical feeling to a room. Check out some of my favorites below..

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Emily Hendersen


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Architectural Digest


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CB2


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coco + kelley


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Architectural Digest


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One Kings Lane


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One Kings Lane


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Rue Magazine


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Rue Magazine