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THE LIGHTEST OF LIGHTING…

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Among the list of items I’d love to add to the loft is one big pendant… but with this new space, I’m trying to veer away from my usual chandelier tendencies towards something a bit lighter and more organic. Something like these airy pieces… Am I crazy, or does that one above just look like […]

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  1. Jen K.

    I totally agree that the whole “exposed bulb” trend does look neat, especially in photos, but in reality the light is harsh and I know I would find myself then wanting to get another type of softer light for the room.

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  2. Chichi Furniture

    Great post. Pic two does look a bit like a crab net, but I really like it, it really works in that space createing a vivid feature, love pic three too. Lighting is so vital in a room, it can make or break a scheme. Lamps dotted around a room can create different mood zones too, don’t you think? The location of light as well as type of shade is so important. Lighting has become much more a visual part of room designs lately with these oversized shades and low hanging pendants – LOVE IT :O)

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  3. Kevin | Thou Swell

    Ikea does have some great options, I recently replaced the fan in my bedroom with a pendant and I went with just a super simple white drum shade pendant. Can’t wait to see what you choose!

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GET THE LOOK :: THE WHITE SHIRTDRESS

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There aren’t many pieces in the closet more classic than the white button-up – that I think we can all agree on. But how are you all feeling about the white shirtdress? I remember seeing Leandra bravely rocking hers at fashion week last September and thinking… I love it. But, it takes some guts (and […]

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  1. mikky

    What timing with this post. This weekend I was watching an interview with an older actress who was wearing one of these with black nylons and all I could think was that it looked like she is missing her pants and when she stands up her undies will show!
    I think a belt would go a long way, however, I do like the one maneater is wearing, the bow is very cute and makes it look more like a dress.
    :)
    mikky
    http://www.todaloos.com

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      I’m totally with you – and black nylons would make it look even more strange in my opinion! They are tricky and need to be done really well. The problem with a belt, of course, is that it shortens an already short piece, but there are some nice, longer ones that look less like a large shirt and more like a purposeful dress, which is what I’d lean towards – especially if you’re on the taller side!

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WHITE ON WHITE

Following on the heels of last week’s post on ceiling medallions, a similar obsession has cropped up for me. The art of white on white moldings and decorative elements…. A few weeks ago we shot an amazing fashion editorial at the Codor Design showroom, which renewed my fascination with their amazing mirrors and prompted some […]

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  1. Melissa

    White is crisp and clean. Another great way to add “white on white” in your home is to use a paintable texture wallcovering/wallpaper and neglect to paint it! Great for texture.

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  2. Stacey M

    Cassandra, do you know about the decorative wall flats at Inhabit Living? http://www.inhabitliving.com/modern-walls-floors/wall-flats-3d-decorative-wall-panels.html

    Great for white on white! They just finished a sale, unfortunately, but perhaps they would strike a deal to be featured on your blog? The company is based in Indianapolis, and I found it while search for unique duvet covers. (I live in Indiana, too.)

    I love your blog! Thanks for the inspiration. Stacey M.

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  3. Kevin | Thou Swell

    I have to admit I’m a big fan of white! It’s such an easy bright color. It’s nice to add texture to a room though, but if you can keep it white that’s all the better! Love your picks (that headboard is absolutely amazing)!

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  4. Steven G.

    We do white on white all the time down here in South Florida and these are new fresh ways that I have not seen. These ideas give you a wonderful and livable space that can be easily updated when you feel like having something new without having to redo the backgrounds. I especially love the “carved out” wall in your photo. This could be reimagined in never ending variations. The found object mirror and sculpture are also really intriguing. Whimsical yet sophisticated once painted the refined white. The headboard (maybe a painted stone?) is very glamorous as well. Great finds and thanks!

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SUMMA SUMMA SUMMATIME!

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Summer is officially here, and I am officially days away from a true vacation. Tomorrow I head to NYC for a few whirlwind meetings, and then… it’s beach time!!  And let me tell ya, my suitcase is full of white white white.   Next week we’ll have a few last-minute ideas for some 4th of July […]

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  1. Dani

    Don’t get mad at me, I really like your blog, but: that girl looks awful! Look at her knees and her arms! She doesn’t have any muscle or fat… Why would you use a picture so unhealthy to illustrate summer??

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      hi dani! this isn’t the first time i’ve had a comment like this, and i’m sure it won’t be the last. it’s virtually impossible to find photos of ‘healthy’ models out there, and i certainly don’t mean to promote this image as healthy. i chose it because it fit the mood of the post, and i wanted a model wearing white. simple as that. i’m sorry if it offends you in any way.

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      1. Dani

        It didn’t offended me! it’s nothing like that. It’s just that… I feel bad for her, looking so fragile and underfed. It’s so risky for females to be so underweight, so many health issues are associated with it and I can’t see that picture as “happy”. I want to hug her and feed her a steak.
        Sorry if I bother you, It really wasn’t my intention.
        Have a nice weekend!

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DREAMING OF :: DELPHINE MANIVET

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If you every drifted off to sleep and dreamed of a whimsical place filled with lace, silk and tulle it might just look something like the world of Delphine Manivet. A French {bein sur!} designer who opened up shop in 2004 Ms. Manivet’s gowns are seriously the hight of simplistic beauty. Is it possible to tire […]

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