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Wednesday, March 6, 2013









With my current love of everything bright & airy this house caught my attention. How many fabulous fireplaces can one place have? I would love to just have one, even just for one evening. I'd like to make a cup of tea in that lovely kitchen then take a little step onto that ladder, pull a book off of one of those shelves, prop my feet up on the Noguchi coffee table and settle in. And for some reason I just can't get over the hallway, it's so pretty in its simplicity.

Speaking of Noguchi coffee tables I was 2 minutes too late to getting one at an estate sale last summer. As soon as I spied it I also spied the man who was literally bouncing on his heels with the excitement (and maybe disbelief) that he found it and actually got to it first. That scene still haunts me because the prices at this place were amazing. I am thinking he got it for maybe $40 and even if it was a replica he scored, big time. I pulled one of those creepy estate sale moves where you stand while their goods are slowly being tallied up and dart your eyes back and forth between the item in question and the buyer just hoping they will change their mind. The tension was palpable, him wanting to finally be out the door solidifying his good luck was true and me hoping the good luck would somehow be mine. I guess it was his day to be lucky.

7 comments:

  1. What an incredible home! I think I need to live there...that kitchen/dining area is seriously a dream.

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  2. Oh my, that hallway just made my heart beat faster. The elegance of it!

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  3. My favorite part is the hallway, that long, empty hallway of nothing. I don't know why, but I find that so beautiful. So clean! So open! Tiny little bald status in the corner (is that Buddha and I just insulted it?). What a bummer about your Noguchi near-snag! It wasn't meant to be, and when your table does come along I bet it will be even cheaper than that guy got his for! Is it against the ethics of estate sales to big higher than someone else? I don't know how these things work, haha. xoxo

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  4. Why can't we all be Swedish?! I think that we'd be living in a better word and think better thoughts (inspired by the harmony and simple beauty of interiors like this)!

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  5. I want the little praying Buddha in the corner. I love this home - So fresh and so clean. ;) Well, any home wins my heart that utilizes lots of white walls and vintage throw rugs. Can't believe you almost got a Noguchi coffee table. Darn! Ha, we were those people lingering in the background when a couple was trying to buy six Eames wire chairs at the flea market. Verdict: They walked and we swooped in.

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  6. Oh, those fireplaces are amazing. Maybe we should also plan a group trip to Sweden and stay in a cool place like this ;) Too bad the Noguchi table story didn't have a different ending. I try to wear my best poker face at estate sales but from playing poker with my family I know that my best poker face is very easy to read...

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  7. Yes to that fireplace - it's utterly romantic!

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