Well Tiled Havana Home - House Tour

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This is the charming Havana home of Cuban artist Damian Aquiles and his expat wife Pamela Ruiz.  This Cuban home is a pre-revolutionary villa with tons of character and history.  Aquiles and Ruiz acquired the home in a house swap and then took to the task of making it over while keeping much of its[.....]

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Philippe Starck Masters Chair – Our Malibu Home Update

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Imagine a beautiful house on hill with gorgeous ocean views with little or no furniture…well that is our house in Malibu!! My guy TE and I are two months into living together after “the great move”. I call it “the great move” because it was quite an ordeal getting our home renovation project to a[.....]

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Gold Coast Home Tour

So I have been traveling a lot to Chicago for work this last few months. I have of course visited Chicago many times in the past years…but these recent visits I am really starting to “discover” what makes Chicago so great. Each time, I stay right on the edge of Chicago’s tony enclave called the[.....]

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Pretty Paris Apartment

A luxe Paris apartment right on Boulevard Saint Germain…around the corner from the Seine, near museums like the Musee D’Orsay, and not far from the Tour Eiffel.  Perfectly positioned…located in the heart of the city of lights. One very clever designer named Gerard Faivre has combined design and real estate into one business.  He makes[.....]

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Caesarstone Calacatta Nuvo Kitchen Counters

This is our kitchen island and backsplash! The kitchen is still not finished at our Malibu home…it is a work in progress for sure…but I managed to take a photos of our kitchen by cropping out the unfinished areas. As you all probably know because I have mentioned it a million times, my guy TE[.....]

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Our Interior Barn Doors – Malibu Home Renovation Project

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So…our interior barn doors are finally up! Progress. They are still not done but they are up. As you may know, my guy TE and I moved in together into our Malibu home just over a month ago. We spent one year tearing this 4 bedroom house down to the studs, moving almost every single[.....]

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8 Cute Bunkrooms – Bunk Bed Bliss


This is post is for best of friend AM. AM loves a good bunkroom. In the last few years, in every home she decorates for her family, she has at least one bunk bed room. As of right now AM is the proud mommy designer of two bunkrooms for her kids L and J. She[.....]

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Bohemian Home Decor – Design Inspired

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The dictionary definition for the adjective Bohemian is “having informal and unconventional social habits”. How does this definition translate to home decor you might ask (or you might really want ask something else but for today I will assume you might ask this question…LOL!)? To me bohemian decor would be an unconventional mixing and matching[.....]

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11 Very Grand Staircases

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Stunning grand staircases…something romantic about a staircase…it is kind of like a door…architectural, beautiful, metagphorical…okay I am going too far perhaps but I love very grand stair statements in homes. Best of friend FF, who I mentioned earlier this week, has a very grand staircase in her NOLA home.  When I am visiting her and[.....]

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New Orleans Charm

I miss New Orleans.  There was awhile where I was traveling there 3-4 times a year to visit my best of friend FF and her family.   I would go there for Mardi Gras, for Christmas parties and just for general visits.  It is really one of my favorite cities.  In fact, FF called me[.....]

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