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Which Celebrity Home Would You Love to Live In?

I was reading Curbed this morning that designer/show host Nate Berkus has his Chicago home on the market for a fat $2.65M, the same place we drooled over back in a past issue of Elle Decor magazine. Remember his gorgeous 4,000-square-foot lakeside crib? If you’re a Nate fan, of course you do. Well all this can be yours… well perhaps not all — I can’t be sure, but I’d want the full monty, it would need to be furnished with Nate’s lovely things.

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Ferm Living Spring/Summer 2011

My friend is the new rep for Ferm Living in Germany so I’ve been waiting for her to share their latest catalog with me and it’s here! Jonathan Lo from Happy Mundane posted it first, so I can’t take credit, but here are some additional images that show their new collection for Spring/Summer 2011. I agree with Jonathan when it comes to some of their kids products when he said, “Move over kids, these are mine!” – for sure, Jonathan!

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Supermarket Sarah

I wrote about an amazing online vintage shop based in London called Supermarket Sarah nearly a year ago on decor8 but I continue to be impressed by her clever things. Would you like to see why? Well founder/shop keeper Sarah Bagner lives near the great markets of Portobello Road where she scours for treasures to put in her online store and she has a rather interesting concept… She styles walls in her home and photographs them to put on her site. Magnificient, right!? Here are some exampes…

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8 Interiors Books On My Wish List For 2011

A new year is here and with that, a slew of new interiors books coming your way for 2011! I love books, there is nothing like cracking open a beautiful interiors book and lingering over text and images for ideas and inspiration in your favorite chair. I don’t mind reading text-only novels on a reading device, but if there are illustrations or photos, I want a hard copy – a “real” book, please! So with that, here are 8 must-have interiors books that will sit proudly on my coffee table this year. I can’t wait for each of them to release and below each beautiful cover, I’ll tell you why!

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New Year’s Resolutions For Your Home: 12 Tips

It’s January 3rd and most of us are slowly getting back into our daily routine, though I don’t know about you but I’ve been having a hard time waking up early with all of these late nights… Oh but yes, routines, a new year, resolutions. I’m sure you’ve made a few that are health-related (don’t we all?) but what about the home? Do you have some new year’s resolutions for your home?

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The Final Countdown: 10 Great Links

12 Great Photos To Frame

Would you like to see some beautiful photographs for under $55 (most of them are around $25) that you can frame and put in your home for the new year? I have off this week, which has been wonderful by the way, and one thing I find myself doing a lot of is shopping online (sorry, husband!). While browsing for pretty things, I started to notice a theme — I’m collecting lots of great photographs and adding them to my wish list, all are from Etsy shops, so I thought I’d quickly round up 12 great photos for the new year that certainly can bring in a beautiful feeling of peace, joy and hope for an even better year ahead!

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Letterbox Co. + DIY Number Stencils

After I wrote this post on decor8 the other day, a bunch of readers wrote in asking for tips on where to find some of the items shown in some of the photos. I did a little research and found the Letterbox Co. — have you heard of this quaint Australian online shop? It’s a lovely find for you today, the goods are simple and nice… I particularly love the natural paper tape, kraft paper, stenciled numbers adorning tags and clipboards, and other understated beauties.

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1st Option London Locations

Whenever I’m in need of decorating inspiration and want to peek in on some fabulous properties, I head over to the 1st Option website to view the many locations in and around London that are used to shoot films, books, commercials, music videos… It’s simply a lovely way to relax and dream. Here is one of my favorite locations for hire…

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Muuto Wood Lamp

Meet a new gift to myself, the wood lamp designed by TAF Architects for Muuto in Denmark. Isn’t it the best? I love the simplicity of it, the exposed cord, visible screws, raw wood… it’s a nice contrast to the more modern lighting that is out there isn’t it?

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