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Today a I bring you a stunner – a lovely house tour of a Lyon, France apartment.  My dream apartment.  Owned by Pierre Emmanuel Martin and Stéphane Garotin of Lyonnaise furniture store Maison-Hand, this 19th century flat is the epitome of French style.  High ceilings, cool light grey walls, decorative molding and a mix of spectacular chevron, herringbone and parquet wood floors…dream dream dream.

Take a look…would you live here?

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Random story…somewhat related to but kind of not related to this pretty black and white bathroom in this post…bottom line is due to my endless house hunt, I am on endless search for ideas for the perfect kitchen, bath, floors, lighting and more.

Okay…here goes the somewhat random story…bear with me…

So I was at a Super Bowl party the other day with SFJ.  My friend RB (or RBD) and her hubby JS had invited us to their lovely home.  I must admit SJF and I went to the party to be totally social and to hang out with friends…not for the game.  The set up RBD and JS had going was quite spectacular. Catered food, a bar, servers asking you what you needed at every moment, lots of people milling, comfy seating for game watching.  It was like glamping for Super Bowl.  They also had 3 televisions going.  One was outside (such a luxury to watch the game by their pool).  One was in her husband’s man cave, a chic designer version of a man cave.  The last was t.v. was in a very refined den.  SFJ and I were in the den sitting in the room with all of the people who were just watching the commercials when RB’s friend K made me feel so much better about my house hunt…

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Happened upon this stunning industrial apartment in Spain with concrete walls!  Yes. Concrete walls! Very modern and masculine – all grey.  Not quite my style but thought the concept was so interesting that I had to share.  Designed by Katty Schiebeck, this small loft in Barcelona is a must see for the architecturally curious!  This one is the complete opposite of the bright fresh bohomian living room I posted yesterday…but I think I like this too.

I imagine some sleek very urban very modern man living in here. Who could you imagine living in a home with concrete walls. Take a look.

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Okay…in so many ways I love this room.  Fresh eclectic decor in a bright space with high ceilings.  A fresh bohemian living room with all of the right mix of things!

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My business coach (yes I have a business coach) says that I should put my house hunt on hold and focus on a few other things right now. As most of you know, I have been hunting for a house here in Los Angeles for a bit. I have searched high and low, from the hills to the beach and have not found anything I quite like. I am looking for a place with charm and lots of potential. The problem with being a home design blogger is nothing seems to be good enough. Do I want cozy or big, city or hills, beach or Sunset Strip. Arghhhhh choices choices…

Happened upon this little remodeled California Spanish bungalow and I thought “this is cute”. What if I just got a cute charming little house, painted the walls white, opened up some windows and called it a day? Home is where the heart is after all…right? Anyhooo…today I bring you a cute little bungalow house tour…

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My best of friend FF and her hubby CCF have a beautiful mountain house outside of Vail, Colorado.  She has invited me there a few times this winter to spend time with my godson CGF.  I haven’t been able to make it but I want to go.  Their house is stunning.  They just completed the remodel with a very famous decorator and now are looking into the finishing touches.

FF’s mountain house got me thinking about what it would be like to entertain there and how I might set a table…needs to be chic but fitting for this beautiful mountain setting…got me going down rabbit hole searching for rustic flatware suited for a ski chalet in Beaver Creek…here’s what we found.

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Instagram Favorites – 1/27/17

January 27, 2017
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Over the last few months, I have been trying to highlight Instagram micro bloggers who have a distinct style.  Their following may not be enormous but their style is large.  They come from all over the world and are from varied backgrounds.

This search for those smaller bloggers has lead me to create The Chirpyest page.  A name by best of friend came up with…but an idea dreamed up by me.  I’ll share more on that later.

Today I bring you this weeks favorites.  Check them out.

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