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GET THE LOOK :: DARK BOHEMIAN

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Layered textiles, loads of plantlife, and worn woods are the building blocks to bohemian style. But recently, I’ve noticed one more twist: The dark bohemian. Ok, so this corner might be a bit over-dramatic, but it’s the perfect example of what I’m talking about. Layers, and layers, and layers of textiles. Wall hangings. Plants. See? Quintessential bohemian, with a […]

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  1. Heather P.

    I keep hearing that it gets dark and cloudy here in Seattle, so I can’t wait for that to happen so I can start to experiment with this kind of look more! I love how deep and cozy it all is!

    But alas, it’s bright, sunny, and HOT today. Nothing cozy about that. 😉

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HOUSE TOUR :: REFINED + RUSTIC IN HOLLYWOOD

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Now that our dining room makeover is (somewhat) complete, I’ve started filing away inspiration for the rest of the house. On the top of my list? Leigh Herzig‘s West Hollywood home First off – I love California architecture like this, it reminds me of growing up in LA, so when I saw the outside of […]

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ROOM OF THE WEEK :: WHITE + WORLDLY

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You know how I love me some fresh white walls, warm, natural materials, and a curated, global vibe… So you know that I loved this room from the second I saw it! It’s a great example of mixing woods and wovens in different textures, and also a great layout for an open floor plan or […]

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  1. Michelle

    Hi, Cassandra, love your blog! It is always the first one I check everyday. You mentioned in your post that this particular room reminded you of your loft space. I was thinking that in your current dining room (which you are redecorating) that you could get inspiration from this space as well. You said in an earlier post that you weren’t sure if you will keep the wood table or switch it out for the marble-topped one.I instantly thought that you could paint your wood table’s legs white like the one in the photo to lighten up the space a bit.

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      Nice idea Michelle! I hadn’t thought of that, and I’m not sure my boyfriend would go for it since it’s his table… but worth being an option! We’ve also discussed putting a marble top on the current table, but the problem is that he really loves the texture of the top, so that’s out. I’d almost rather take the top of his and put it on an industrial base that’s powdercoated white. Could be a cool mix!

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HOUSE TOUR :: MALENE BIRGER’S MAJORCA HOME

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Design dilemmas abound in my new house, but the biggest one might be the challenge I posted on my instagram yesterday – the Spanish tiles that line our entire basement floor. I knew even before I moved in that the trick to making them work would be going with a bright black and white palette […]

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  1. Kevin | Thou Swell

    I think with the right mix of colors, the tiles will work great! My grandparents beach house actually had those tiles (without the cream mix) and they looked a bit dated until they redecorated with a beautiful teal and blue palette (I actually posted some photos of their space here: http://www.thouswell.co/pool-blue-white-at-the-beach/ ). A neutral ground and some strong blacks are definitely key to pairing with the strong clay tile color. Can’t wait to see what you do with the space – I think sometimes design challenges like these really bring out the creativity!

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  2. Peggi

    After living for years in AZ, I came to view saltillo tile as the wood floor of the southwest- just a warm neutral. I kind of like it! That blue sponge paint, on the other hand…

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  4. Deb

    This is such a relaxing and inviting look I think I would stick with the tiles and try to duplicate the feel of this home. Ripping out old tile is so messy and painting them could look well….like you painted tile. I say embrace the look and see what happens.

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  5. Stefanos

    When I look at pictures that look so elegant and beautiful, I just cannot open my mouth and say literally anything lol!

    Maybe one line could cover me more or less: unimaginably, mesmerizingly beautiful!

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  6. The Office Stylist

    I totally understand what you’re feeling right now. There are a few parts of my house that I’m not too fond of either. I think it’s a great idea to work with the tile and add in elements that work well together. So many possibilities!

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  7. ~abi~

    i would vote for you to keep the tiles! i think it would be more interesting to see how you style the room and make it all look good, than ripping it out and redoing. :)

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  8. Carrie

    i never chime in but had to here, I vote keep the tiles. Will look so diff with updated light bright paint. And you could even consider doing a bit of a white wash paint in different degrees on various tiles to get a look similar to that in this home while working with and enjoying some of the original look of the existing tile.

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INTERIORS TO INSPIRE :: A BOHO CHALET

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What’s a girl to do this time of year when her heart is dreaming of sunny California escapes, but her feet are firmly planted in piles of snow? Well, decorate of course…. Thankfully, I’m skipping the snow at the moment since I traded my usual Fashion Week trip for one to Morocco (5 days and counting!), but […]

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  1. Jodi

    Wow…this space is amazing. The natural woods and bright colors are paradise. I can’t get over the space and how tall the ceilings are. It’s truly a site to see in person I’m sure. The inside Cali-boho vibe with a beautiful winter white on the outside screams America.

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  2. Diane

    Hard to believe and I fear for my life saying this (lol) but those of us in sunny and hot southern California would love to have a bit of weather! An endless summer is no fun when you are a skier and lover of the seasons. I would love to live in these photos right now and that chalet boho chic look is so comforting.

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      Diane, I totally remember that feeling when I lived in LA. Seattle is a happy medium – we’re getting some nice mild sunshine at the moment, but we definitely get our seasons too. But I miss snow now and again!

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  3. PerfectFitSystem

    This is indeed such a unique take to home styling. Though for us, there are some misses like that of the kitchen island and counter but the bold and fearless approach is endearing in itself. It’s refreshing.

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