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AL FRESCO IN THE CITY WITH CRATE & BARREL

coco kelley for crate and barrel dining al fresco in the city_16

For the first time in my life, I have a rooftop deck to enjoy sunny days on. For years, I haven’t even had a little patio or patch of grass to call my own, so you better believe I’m excited to spend hours enjoying my city views and barbecues and many many evenings of entertaining […]

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  1. Nan // Simply Elegant

    Oh my gosh what a beautiful summer dinner set up! I love the color pallet of turquoise and black, they are not two colors that I would initially think to pair together but it is working soo well here.
    Love all these Paola Navone designs, especially the great dishes. And the fish platter = perfection!

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  2. Courtney

    This setup is pure perfection! Every city girls dreams of having ANY sort of outdoor space to call their own. I hope you enjoy every minute of the summer in your urban oasis and here’s hoping for a warm Fall!

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SUMMER REDECORATING WITH SERENA & LILY

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I think I mentioned in my loft inspiration post how much I really want the space to have this urban escape kind of vibe – a little bohemian, but more about feeling like you’ve just walked into a totally different space than you would expect in a brick loft in the city. Naturally, I’ve been […]

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  1. Tammie Burton

    I love, love your Urban Oasis mood board. The table and chairs in the bottom picture are gorgeous. Simple yet serene. It almost says “Beachy Chic” to me. You could still mix in some green if you decided to go in this direction. Looking forward to pics of the finished loft! Have a beautiful week.

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      Thanks Tammie! I’m leaning more towards the Urban Oasis board myself – I cannot wait to share the loft once it’s all ready! Giving myself lots of time to get it perfect this time around, and it feels good to really think through the design process!

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  2. Dania Codling

    My favorite design style in the universe is the Tuscan style and color palette. Rusts, and beige’s and deep reds with earthy/pea greens. So even though your Urban Oasis has more of a tropical rather than Tuscan feel I still gravitate toward that peaceful and easy going yet fun and classy look that it brings.

    I also think that it plays along with the city mentality perfectly. The way that it is very modern with the neutral colors and small but bold accents. The whites and beige’s also open up the space alot more rather than a dark green making it look more enclosed. The urban oasis gives the loft a really professional, fresh look while adding, like you said, some foreign spice to it.

    The question comes down to this: would you rather have an all around eclectic look that’s bold and makes a HUGE statement, or would you rather go for a clean cut, put together look that still has the potential to be played up?

    You can always add more, but you can’t take away after it’s done ;)

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  3. Jen K.

    Ahh I saw those green chevron chairs in the catalog and I fell in love with them!! Both boards are good and both seem like they would be relaxing.

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FAMILY WEEKEND…

david easton eclectic patio

This weekend will be one the first I have at home in quite some time – lately I’ve been hopping cities and hosting visitors (more of which arrive next week!), so to have a whole two days to myself is sounding pretty amazing at the moment… although obviously way too short. Which is why I’m […]

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  1. Rebecca Reynolds

    Cassandra,
    Just had to share. I scooped up a vintage rattan sofa identical to the David Easton room many years ago at an auction here in CT. for $25.00. True story. I happened to have seen a little tag hanging on it but apparently no one but moi knew it was included in the auction so when it came up for bid they started at $25. I raised my hand and it was SOLD before anyone else even knew what item the auctioneer was referring to. It even has the original cushions with the old springs with a faded orange with banana leaf design on it it. I’ve been waiting to buy the perfect Cape Cod cottage to do something fabulous with it as I can’t get it into my current house without alot of finagling.

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SUMMER PATIO PALETTES

If there’s one thing I wish I had during these hotter months, it’s a little outdoor space to call my own. Heck, I’d even settle for a fire escape to throw some plants on, and perch myself in the sun! Alas, I’ll have to wait until my next apartment for that little luxury, but in […]

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  1. kerry

    I want that blue and red dress! love the vibe of these. makes me want to sit outside and drink a lemonaid.

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  2. Franki

    I’m “with you” on the metallic front…just painted deer antlers copper and hung them in the cabin kitchen. franki

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ROOM OF THE WEEK 6.21

main_Cottage, Blue, White, Outdoor

This week, we’re taking our room outdoors! It is summer after all… And, also because today I’m heading to the lake with a few of my best best best girlfriends to celebrate one of them before her big wedding day in a month! Gone are the days of Vegas bachelorette parties, and I can’t say that I’m […]

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  1. Diana

    Summers in Portugal meant enjoying our outdoor kitchen and lounge area underneath the grape vines. I’ve been loving all the outdoor spaces that are just as beautiful as the rest of the house. You’re right this area looks as if it’s floating on the lake, making it so much more spectacular. I know I most likely wouldn’t ever break away from its lovely coziness. Hope you have a great weekend with the girls!

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  2. Marta

    This outdoor space is flawless. The seating elements, the different colours and textures…so well paired!

    .:Marta:.

    petiteraisin.ca

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  3. Dawna Jones

    What a gorgeous space, what I really love is the idea of looking at the exterior in its dreamy dark shade and seeing that space pop in the white, what a great idea!

    Have a great time just a wee bit jel!

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