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Monday Design: Geometric and Modern

I am normally not a fan of modern or geometric architecture. I like my buildings classic and curvy with a rustic touch. However, this Spanish home made by architect Daniel Isern pulls so much from nature and blends so easily into the surrounding areas that I can’t help but admire. The structure itself looks like stacked wood blocks, but it’s made entirely out of concrete.

I think that’s what really draws me into this space, the fact that its placement makes it seem like a massive rock wall coming out of the ground that was carved into a living space. I love when architects feed off of the surroundings like that. 

Each cube seems to hold a single room giving every room lots and lots of that Spanish light since one wall is always all windows. What I wouldn’t give to have an entire wall of windows (facing a forest. I’m really bad at closing my blinds. BIG mistake in the city).

What do you think? One with nature or too modern?

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Monday Design: Castle Living

Be still my beating heart. As you should know by now, I have an odd obsession with France. Especially the southern parts. And it’s no secret that I love rustic and rural interior designs. Mash those two things together into a castle and what do you get? Le Château Marteret and a mini heart attack on my end.


Now, out of all the hotels and getaways I’ve seen in France so far, the rates at the Chateau Marteret are not outrageous, but it would still include a flight to the south west of France and is therefore not an option for me. I’m so broken hearted. Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to keep admiring the photos and settle for now.

The stairway is so epic, like entering the halls of an art museum.

I love the chapel room because of the gorgeous stained glass window details.

Every room comes with a ridiculously ornate skeleton key. What? Can I keep mine after my visit? They must have multiples, right?


And it’s in the south, so expect the sun to always shine. Sounds like heaven to me.

Have you ever vacationed in a castle? 

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Monday Design: New Blog Obsession

I’m on here all the time chatting about my design obsessions and my photography obsessions and my fashion obsessions, but never do I really talk about where I pull a lot of this inspiration from. I am a blog hound and I’m sure many of you can understand that. Working in online media makes it really easy to “stumble” across new blogs and awesome content curators. I can say I have favorite blogs, but I probably can’t count them on two hands. Today though, I wanted to share a new interior design blog I found that I cannot stop browsing through.


Plante Deco is a French blog with an incredible collection of clean, modern designs that have a touch of cozy with rustic and vintage elements. Basically, every post is a home with interiors to fall in love with. The blog itself is a clean and simple design, so nothing distracts your eye from the photos on the page. I love it! She also seems to keep a very strict theme of more modern interiors – unlike me, who bounces around from rustic cabins to modern Swedish spaces. She pulls from the best sources too, some websites I had never heard of before and got lost browsing through. Here’s just a snippet of some of the interiors she’s showcased, but be sure to check out the whole blog!

What are some of your favorite blogs? Share in the comments so I can add them to my Google Reader! 

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Monday Design: Eclectic As It Gets

Now as much as I’m drawn in by rustic design mixed with clean white spaces, my actual living space is something of a hodge podge of…stuff. I tend to hoard things and add them to my apartment as design elements. Of course, I’m sure I’m not the only one that does this, but it’s always refreshing when someone does it and it looks good. This cozy home in the French Alps is the definition of eclectic but in a way that all flows together well.


I thought the outside of the house was nothing exciting to look at, but I love the indoor decor. I guess when you live out in the Alps and you see more snow than not, the inside is more important than the outside anyway. The indoor space is open and huge with grand lofty ceilings making it easy to feel empty and cold, especially in the mountainous surroundings. The ample couches and bright colors are the perfect addition to the open layout that makes it feel cozy and warm.

Wouldn’t you love to spend nights reading in this cozy little library?

The mosaic kitchen island is a perfect fit!

The stone details in the bathroom are a stark contrast with the all wood interior, but it works well with the natural elements in the architecture.

What do you think? Too cluttered or cozy?

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Monday Design: Vintage Touches

I don’t normally post businesses when I’m pulling interior design inspiration, but Emerald City Eyebrows is almost directly pulled from my dreams. I would live here if I could. It’s located in Denver, Colorado, so if you’re local check it out and tell me if it’s everything I thought it would be.

This space has the perfect mix of vintage, rustic, and modern without anything seeming out of place or over done. I am super impressed by the owner’s style and capabilities to design the interiors all herself! I wish I was this good, my apartment would be way cuter. She and her girlfriend took pieces they found and built up this empty work space to fit their needs. They built up that wall of doors which is a great way to create privacy and while at the same time looking interesting and trendy. 

And, of course, I’m obsessed with all the exposed brick in the space. However, it couldn’t have been easy to hang all those pieces on the walls. Can you image spending an afternoon being pampered in that glittered salon chair?

I love all the furniture in the salon. It’s absolutely luxurious and retro – a perfect tone to set for the whole space.

 This is the owner, isn’t she adorable? Could you imagine a more fitting personality for this salon? I love her outfit too. It’s everything that the space is – modern, retro, and feminine.

If I could steal one piece from here, it would be this run down, teal arm chair.

Would you get your eyebrows done here?

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