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{spring whites: bellevue hill house}

. . . even more than the spring whites and streams of light, open shelves and artful displays, textured rugs and moody artwork, adore most, the pretty and perfect touches of lavender . . .

{p.s.} also love the antique mirrors and open shelving in the powder room, which reminds a little of this perfume display

{leibowitz and mclachlan interior design & styling via desire to inspire}

{swedish inspiration: seaside}

. . . a million projects, appointments and e-mails and the week has been flying by at an astonishing rate -- very much looking forward to slowing things down over the weekend and even more so, for summer weekends filled with seaside dreams . . .

{images: hunkydory spring 2010 via simple blueprint}


{shopping: vintage frame chalkboards}

. . . after discovering this beautiful vintage frame chalkboard in gosia's shop last year, have been rather obsessed with them and open gosia's weekly updates hoping to find another as lovely, until this morning, when this one appeared . . .

-- and was gone nearly immediately -- and so the search continues . . .

{images: blue bell bazaar via gosia}


{fashion inspiration: tulle + runway reviews}

. . . the spring-like weather this past weekend and a perfectly wonderful late-winter thaw have filled the afternoons with wisps of balmy air, making things feel fresh and bright and filled with thoughts of light-as-air frothy little white dresses dreamed up from swaths of tulle . . .

{ a few more ny fashion week favourites:}
* more vb
* mulberry
* sophie theallet
* rodarte
* marchesa
* vera wang

{marchesa autumn/winter 2010 via a glamorous little side project}

{inspiration: gracefully gilded}

gold leaf. . . whether silver or paper or scalloped, what it's made of makes no difference, as long as it is swept with gold . . .

1 - britannia silver tumblers with gilded interior by william & son; 2 - gold paper bowls from a previous post; 3 - golden pumpkin bowls by manos discovered via design*sponge}

{flickers of gold + a hint of blush}

. . . always and especially lately drawn to that elusive shade of soft blush, a hue that hovers somewhere between whiskey and rose and has sometimes been called cinderella . . .

{p.s.} also, more tulle:
* ballgowns & wedding gowns
* works of art
* swedish wedding
* on lindsay & at marchesa
* on the beach
* a collection

{image: mulberry autumn/winter 2010, via a glamorous little side project}

{a photographer, a designer + bohemian elegance}

. . . last week it was silver canisters in a copenhagen kitchen, and this week, inspiration comes in the form of a vintage cake tin and a glimpse of pinkish wallpaper . . .

. . . and as it turns out, the images above were taken by photographer deborah jaffe, whose e-mail arrived in perfect time with the discovery of white & gold cake tins and neisha crosland wallpaper, and who has shot for domino, martha stewart living and elle decoration uk:

. . . and the owner of the vintage tins, mismatched patterned ceramics, plush textiles and flea-market finds is california-based fashion designer erica tanov, whose bohemian romantic style can be seen in both her berkeley home and current clothing collection . . .

one of the designer's shops

from a previous spring/summer collection

{all images by deborah jaffe for elle decoration uk with the exception of the last; images 1&2 from elle decoration uk and all other images from the photographer's and designer's websites; special thanks to felicity for the original erica tanov link xo}


{two lovely things: paper + lace}

{two lovely things:} a stylishly eco-friendly weekend bag made of completely recyclable water- and tear-proof paper, and a delicately beautiful dolce & gabbana white lace top perfect for sunny spring mornings . . .

{images: 1 - travel bag design by
saskia & stefan diez via design shimmer; 2 - rosie tupper via a glamorous little side project}

{photography: bright mornings + sunlit days}

. . . a beautifully bright morning and the past luminous, sunlit days and promises of more this coming weekend are reminders that soon, there will be afternoon adventures and seaside dreams, blossoming branches and petal-laden breezes . . .

{images: 1 - a previous post; 2 - urban outfitters late spring 2010 catalog; 3 - karin a via lovely clusters}

{two lovely things: mirrors + chandeliers}

{two lovely things:} a stunning vintage baguès chandelier is the perfect complement to a mirror-top brass cocktail table, leafy branches and lucite in a sun-drenched white-on-white bedroom, and a wonderfully ornate venetian-style mirror is perfectly paired with carrera . . . U9AP3FNZBP25

{p.s.} a mirror in the kitchen

{images: photography by william waldron for elle decor march 2010}


{weekend + links}

. . . another weekend and another hotel and after a busy, busy week, looking forward to lounging around with all the time in the world . . .

hope you have fun things planned & wishing you a beautiful weekend,

{a few lovely links:}
* for fashionistas: video at chanel couture & gold at toni maticevski
* packaging design: marvellous marmalade
* diy: vintage scarves as pillows
* style at home: english eccentricity {via little green notebook}
* beautiful books: here & here {via all the mountains}

{as always, some things you may have missed:}
* runway inspiration: cynthia steffe
* runway inspiration: erin fetherston
* a little romance: french notecards
* inspiration: holly golightly
* soft winter light: soft neutrals + pale pastels
* sunlit afternoons: charlottenlund, copenhagen
* spring things: balconies & pink bouquets

* guest post: everyday beautiful life

{images: olga maliouk for vanity fair 2009 via a glamorous little side project}

{balconies + pink bouquets}

. . . after falling for the wispy fabrics and pleated chiffon in erin fetherston's recent autumn/winter collection, was reminded of the enormously beautiful bouquet of pink peonies on the sun-drenched juliet balcony of her paris apartment, and how bright blossoms never fail to make everything feel like spring . . .

{image: domino via taylor sterling


{inspiration: holly golightly}

. . . little black dresses and dark sunglasses, be-ribboned necklaces and heady fragrances, upswept hair and elegant heels -- have always adored all the things of ladylike refinement . . .

* shoes, shoes, shoes + tiffany blue
* more of this collection

{images: victoria beckham a/w 2010 collection & lonny magazine}