Three Ingredients

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T-shirt + jeans + pumps = NOW

(Photo- Nobody Denim)

Idea- Angled

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Old homes always pose some challenges for decorating. Here the low, angled ceiling dictated the wall placement for the bed. But instead of fighting it, the designers chose to craft a headboard following the roofline.

(Photo-Ochs Design)

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Garden Note #90: Japanese Ikebana

I bought the book ‘Japanese Ikebana For Every Season‘ by Rie Imai and Yuji Ueno out of curiosity.

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Ikebana is the term for the traditional Japanese art of flowering arranging. The book is divided into four chapters based on the seasons. It has dozens of suggestions for flowers with interesting containers. Several pages showed quirky things re-purposed and I couldn’t resist giving it a try. A rusted faucet discovered in my shed became the vase for a single Ranunculus blossom.

(Photo & Styling- Martha Browne)

Haversack- Spring Preview 2015

haversackwomencollectionspring2015-optI’ve been a follower of Haversack since 2010 and their clothing designs never cease to inspire. This Spring’s collection is a subtle play on the best of classics- blue and white.

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Grab Bag- A Floral Mix

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Lu Flux’s made-to-order floral shirtdress uses her own source of vintage fabrics.

Our Bathroom

There are times when I wish I could redo a whole room especially after I come across an inspiring online image, new fabric print or paint color. But there’s one room I wouldn’t touch- our upstairs bathroom. Believe it or not, this space is fifteen years old…and I still love it.

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Classic black and white tiles (subway on the walls and hexagon on the floor) are a favorite of mine. To keep it from looking stark I added craftsman style oak medicine cabinets. The same warm stain is used on the oak beadboard (nailed horizontally) in the toilet room. Baskets offer much needed texture.

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Just wish I could tuck our bathroom into a box and take it with us when we move. :)

Details- Restoration Hardware medicine cabinets & towel bars, Paul’s faucets,  pedestal sinks (going out of business purchase, manufacturer unknown), Kohler soaking tub, Rejuvenation Lighting, Pottery Barn hamper, Anthropologie plates and vintage enamel top table.

(Design, Photos & Styling- Martha Browne)

02-20

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(iPhone 5c image- Martha Browne)