A COLORFUL FAMILY BEACH HOME IN SANTA BARBARA

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This colorful Santa Barbara beach abode belongs Gina Tolleson, a former model and Miss World 1990, and her three sons. The three bedroom family home, decorated in a nomadic chic style, is perfect for their outdoor life style. The colorful, global furnishings and textiles are sourced on Gina’s travels to India, Morocco, South America, Bali and Africa. The bright pink wall of the outdoor room (3rd image) was inspired by a 40th-birthday trip to Rajasthan. What I love most of this home is the uplifting and fun vibe it has!

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A BOHEMIAN CHIC HOME IN FLORIDA

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This gorgeous bohemian chic home with mid century elements belongs to Elizabeth, a macramé artist (which explains the beautiful wall hangings), musician Tim McTague and their three children. The Florida house was fairly new when they moved in and did not have the advantage of an older home which often have lots of character and architectural details. But over the years the family has turned the interior into something special and unique. Vintage furniture pieces, various textiles, the guitars and the macramé hangings give the space a lot of character and personal charm. You can see and read more about this home on Design*Sponge.

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR SPACES

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To celebrate Spring I will be showing you the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the coming weeks. Loving the pops of colors of the flowers in these three settings featured in this post. I am happy to see some color again in our garden as well after months of winter (you can see our garden here)!

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Credits & source: 1. Style Me Pretty | 2. Willow & Jade | 3. The Jungalow.

IKEA’S WIRELESS CHARGING FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES

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Messy charting cable are now history! IKEA has created a collection of furniture and home accessories that make charging a lot more available, yet a lot less obvious. These products are called wireless chargers, because that’s what they are: a range of products that make it possible to charge your smartphone, without cables. They blend in beautifully with your home, and can easily be placed where you need them the most. All without having to chase after outlets or hide messy cables. IKEA: “With smartphones being such a natural part of our lives, we want the charging part to become a natural part of our homes. As a result, we’ve created a collection of wireless chargers that make charging a lot more available, yet a lot less obvious (goodbye messy cables!).” You can see the entire range here.

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A BEDROOM WITH A SOFT PINK KILIM RUG

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This bedroom is a good example of how a rug can give color and warmth to a room. Imagine this space without the kilim style rug and it a bit cold and plain. Also, a large rug can cover up a floor that is not that beautiful. This particular wooden floor has a yellow tone (which I do not like) but with a large rug this is less noticeable. More rugs and vintage items can be found throughout the entire home, which you can see here. Similar vintage kilim rugs are available from Le Souk. At the end of the post you can see some with pink tones.

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DIY: FOLDING LETTERS

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These diy folding letters are great as decoration in kids rooms. You can create names or other fun words. And by using colored paper you can brighten up any room! You can find instructions and templates here. Have fun!

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PICKLE POTTERIE HANDMADE MUGS

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I love all things handmade, especially pottery! This handcrafted mug from Stephanie Adams’ Pickle Pottery is wheel-thrown in California. Pickle Pottery is unique because each piece is hand made and hand decorated by the maker, Stephanie Adams. It is truly a labor of love. Stephanie believes the beauty in the work is seeing the makers make, embracing the Wabi Sabi aesthetic. Each piece is unique, different, and one of a kind. Simply beautiful!

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