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Utterly taken by today’s beautiful room, in every way. I love the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. I adore the striped rug. I’m crazy for the hazy, glowy light. And I’m smitten with the idea of an office popping up in the middle of the living room. Need I say more? Enjoy.

Haute Faves Deux via Patterson Maker

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I’ve mused before about theΒ welcome space in a home and how important it is in setting the tone for a space. Celebrating today a very springy scene wherein this particular entryway is littered with delightfully seasonal things. Bunches of flowers, a pretty umbrella and a cheery tote welcome you home and to a fresh, new season. You can almost catch the scent of lilac and a thunderstorm…

vintage rose brocante via Little Blue Deer

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Sharing a gorgeous space today, which feels incredibly season appropriate. There’s something about simplicity that goes so very far in the springtime. We clean out our closets, yards, basements and start fresh…just like the buds on the trees. Wouldn’t it be glorious to have a little corner of your home where clean, minimal simplicity is the priority? I’m so very intrigued…

Anders Linden for Fantastic Frank via Trendy Story via This Is Glamorous

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This week’s beautiful room joie finds us in the loo – and a gorgeous one at that. You know already that having a stand alone soaking tub is a frequent daydream of mine…and this lovely set-up complete with curtain would just be heaven. I’m also loving the fancy little details including the mercury-stained full length mirror and the intricate chandelier. Maybe someday. πŸ™‚

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This week’s beautiful room is all about multipurpose. Apartment living in a big city invites – actually insists upon this very concept so I’ve grown to embrace it despite my ever-present dreams of space, space, space. This lovely room takes a living room and turns it into a dining room when the occasion presents itself. I simply must admire the bright, joyful colors and the comfy feel in the midst of all that functionality! When it comes down to it, who wouldn’t want to dine by the fireplace? And you can just imagine after-dinner drinks spilling onto that gorgeous sofa…

Elle Decor via Frolic

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This week’s beautiful room might not even qualify as a real room…but the way I see it, an entryway is one of the most important spaces in a home. This particular one has an understated grace and simplicity. I’m simply in love with the gorgeous chair, checkered floor and antique chest. Every little detail invites you in; so much so that I’m actually dying to see the rest of this lovely home. Crisp, classic perfection.

Tiny White Daisies via Patterson Maker

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I have decided to feed my own little obsessive-compulsive side with this week’s beautiful room. It is a space that could be a personal office or creative workplace, where every little thing has a home. Just loving the contrast established with the loft-like beams and old fashioned wood work next to the clean and modern storage space and decorative accents. I must say…I would be wonderfully and utterly inspired working in a space like this! Maybe someday.

Interior by Bunny Williams via Lonnymag

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This week’s beautiful room has a headline: Breaking the Rules. I stumbled upon this quaint little powder room and couldn’t help but be completely fascinated by all the little liberties taken by the designer. In a space that almost seems to require a bright, happy color palette, these walls are a rich black. Where a large, ornate mirror could be, there is instead a vintage accordion makeup mirror. I do love the idea of having a couple different spaces throughout your home where tradition goes out the window and it’s all about experimentation. This would be a stretch for classic old me πŸ™‚ but I believe I am up for the challenge.

Interior by Ethan Feirstein & Ari Heckman via Lonnymag

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Can’t get enough of this week’s beautiful room. It’s a place in the home that happens to be one of my favorites, and a highly coveted space in big city living! The dining room. It baffles me that a common space-saving solution in apartments is to cut out the dining room in exchange for a breakfast bar or living room/dining room combination. Having a space dedicated to the joie of cooking, indulging, entertaining…seems like a non-negotiable to me πŸ™‚ This particular space is so lovely. The shade of blue is perfectly bright. I love the idea of mixing chairs and using giant comfy arm chairs for the heads of the table. For now we dine in our eat-in nook but, oh, do I dream about a formal dining room someday..

Interior by Ashley Putnam via Lonnymag

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We’re back in the kitchen for this week’s beautiful room…and not just because I’m dying to spend some time in mine after being away over the holiday! It’s also because this particular style kitchen, known as a galley, happens to grace a property that’s come (back) on our radar recently. Named for its resemblance to the kitchens usually found on board a ship, the galley style makes the best use of the usually limited space – a feature which incidentally, applies perfectly to a big city apartment. Counter space seems to be the most obvious drawback to this kind of kitchen, so my instinct would be to add a floating island or rolling cart to the end of the galley (like this one!) I love how the design of this particular kitchen embraces and enhances the long, narrow shape of the space with lovely archways. The crisp black & white contrasts perfectly with stainless appliances. Everything seems to have its place. All aboard πŸ™‚

Photo via Pasele A Lo Barrido

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