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DULY NOTED // 1.15

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Welcome to the first round of weekend links in 2015! I guess this means I’m finally back in my routine… ish. The year has kicked off for me with some awesome projects around here, and my schedule is bursting with interior design projects, moving into a new house, and planning a few parties too… 1 […]

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  1. kate Zucconi

    I’m also trying to eat more healthily so that salad looks delicious!
    Your Moroccan hotel looks amazing, I have always wanted to go there so I look forward to your trip! Green hat is stunning, such a rich colour!
    Thanks, Kate.

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  2. Chloe Logan

    Oh my gosh, I’ll be in Morocco at the same time!!!! I’m starting in Marrakech, then Chefchaouen and Fes. You’re going to absolutely love it–this will be my second time. Who knows, maybe we’ll run into each other in the souk. ;) But I think if there’s one souvenir you should get, it’s a classic Moroccan teapot. They’re not too expensive (I’m a horrible bargainer yet only paid 18€ for one that serves four) and are beautiful, don’t rust, and make an excellent piece of home decor. To check that the quality is good, flap the lid a few times. If it feels super super light, then it’s no good. Look for nickel. Okay, rant over, but seriously, have so much fun!

    Chloe | Wanderlust in the Midwest

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SEATTLE STUDIO VISIT :: HUM CREATIVE

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Being in Seattle right now is kind of an amazing thing. When I first moved back here from LA (six years ago!) being in this city again was a struggle. I wasn’t excited by many of the offerings we had as far as restaurants and boutiques, and finding fellow creatives to sit down and have conversations […]

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  3. Nichole Dunst

    What a lovely, airy, clean space. I love the juxtaposition of a bright studio with splashes of color (the mustard yellow stools, the greenery) in a city that’s known for being rainy and overcast. That’s a space I would look forward to going to every day to get my creative juices flowing!

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JANUARY MOODBOARD // 15

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One of the things I started doing last year was this moodboard series on coco+kelley where once a month I went through all my sources of design inspiration and start pulling anything that spoke to me, my mood, my aesthetic – you know, usual moodboard stuff – and put it all in one post. I […]

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  1. Rose

    I completely agree with you…and I love the images you put together for this. The crystals feel perfect for this time of year, refreshing and resetting and looking for things that are rough but beautiful!

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  2. Isabel

    To be interesting…be interested. A perfect quote! Inspiration comes from within…so be inspired than take action to create! Happy 2015!

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  3. Callie

    All of this, so well said. I think we all seek comfort in putting people and ideas into boxes, but change is the constant. We have to make space for growth, to accept that we’ll change our minds, our taste and our outlooks. I love your moodboards because they always share a unique, engaged perspective, and they’re always changing! That’s why I keep showing up here, so please keep on with the experimenting and feeling your way through it! I would love a January that feels like that.

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  4. Chloe

    Very well said! I’m at school for graphic design currently, and your ideas resonate with me totally. It’s so easy to find yourself creating the same kind of color schemes or aesthetics, and much harder to push yourself beyond what is comfortable.

    Thanks for the words of inspiration.

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  5. Kali

    Cassandra, I totally agree. So much of the blogging/Instagram/Pinterest world is starting to feel regurgitated and like no one has an original voice anymore. Let’s embrace it all and celebrate differences and abnormalities! :)
    Kali
    http://www.in-spades.com

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  6. kate Zucconi

    You are so right, it’s hard to step out of our comfort zone, but it’s essential to grow and meet new challenges. I must try to implement some of this too!
    Thanks for sharing these words of wisdom!!
    Heres to a more interesting and brave 2015.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL…

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Life in the loft has never felt so cozy as it does right now. It’s my first Christmas here, with ceilings high enough to accommodate the tree of my dreams, and a table setting with my favorite pieces… it’s feeling pretty magical right about now, and I’m feeling quite blessed… I hope this holiday is finding […]

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  1. franki

    OH, MY…girl…this fellow must be pretty darned “special”… Your loft is a vision of beauty… HAPPY, HAPPY NEW Year!! franki

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      Thank you m’dear! I’ve been so jealous of your travels this year, I think after this move, I’m going to need to get a major on the books. Here’s to a fabulous 2015 for all! xo

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  2. Victoria Ross

    Hope your Christmas was splendid! I adore your photos. What kind of camera do you use? All I have is a small Canon digital camera but if I want to start taking worthwhile photos I need to step my camera game up.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

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  3. Victoria

    Fantastic! I love the plate’s colors, match perfectly with the bronze. It looks so chic and koket, I want a collection of it in my home!!
    Thank you for share.

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  4. Lesley Metcalfe

    Congrats on your news! Hope the move goes well, that will be a very exciting time for you and the bf. I hope we will be treated to some posts about the decoration of the new house on here. :)

    Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015!

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WINTER WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP

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If you’ve picked up the December issue of Real Simple, you may have seen a familiar name in there… (mine) referring to a little holiday tradition of foraging for items on winter hikes to add to our store bought wreath. Well, after spending a day with McKenzie Powell – a good friend of mine and […]

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  1. annette

    What a pretty workshop, I really love that space, and think fondly about our time there with you. Happy Christmas and all the best in the New Year, I hope our paths cross in 2015 xx

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  2. franki

    Beautiful wreaths…and…they “aren’t just for Christmas.” Looking at fresh green wreaths embellished with “what’s on hand” is so…right!! franki

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