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lately i’ve felt really stifled by my apartment…it’s cluttered and in need of a makeover.  fall is the perfect time to do it as the cold weather makes me want to spend more time at home.  i’m longing for a plush couch and armchairs draped in tapestries, hardwood floors and oriental carpets, long flowy curtains to keep the cold outside my windows,  candles, glass bottles and unexpected touches of nature.

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fp julia -Sep 14, 2010, 9:29AM
hi olivia- i didn't use any effects, these are found photos from around the web (click on images for sources).
child of the sun -Sep 13, 2010, 11:16AM
thanks for featuring some pics of my home and for all the love as always! cosmic-dust.tumblr.com

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i wanted to bring some special attention to this lovely little decorative touch from our september catalog shoot.  these little floral arrangements decorated the tables where our team hung out during breaks from shooting – using jam jars! i think it’s such a sweet little touch, and a great way to re-use the jars too.

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Chelsea -Sep 08, 2010, 12:38PM
I just finished off a jar of this jam! I must say, it was delicious ;) the flowers and catalog are amazing!

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if i had to picture the home of kim krans, the artist behind the wild unknown, this is probably pretty close to what i’d imagine.  i can definitely imagine her creating her simple, beautiful works of art in this peaceful and rustic atmosphere.

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source – design sponge. and check out the wild unknown website.

Kim -Oct 07, 2010, 9:02AM
The first picture of the moons and the waterfall looks similiar to the one I have and a guy in Ann Arbor painted it on the street. His name is Fernando and we used to see him for many Art fairs but he has left and we have not seen him back for quite some a time now. That is cool.
camille -Aug 29, 2010, 11:10AM
dream home! so peaceful! (check out my recycled fabric dresses @ www.camilleyanair.etsy.com )

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i have a really wierd obsession with woodstock.  i wasn’t even alive back then but it pains me to think i wasn’t able to be a part of that experience.  our vintage buyer took a trip to bethel, new york,  and brought back some photos of the festival site and her friend’s place – i nearly died when i saw them. one day i will get there.

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this is duke – he went to woodstock in ’69 and never left! he now gives tours of the festival grounds.

and here’s her friend’s amazing home…

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yeah, i would never leave either.

supergirl -Nov 25, 2010, 4:12AM
The old man in the picture looks like Santa Claus, really.
joe -Nov 09, 2010, 4:33AM
The hippy times were so grovy and the pot so good and the people so cool but all good things have to make way for the bad. Evil invaded all that love and poof it was gone. Yeah I was a part of that happening and now I'm 66 years old and looking back it was the best part of my life.

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like it or not, fall is just around the corner… which of course means new store displays! here are some shots of the new displays at our king of prussia, PA store. the rich colors and the added texture of the yarn is perfect for fall, bringing to mind a cozy knit sweater you just want to wrap yourself up in.

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i love how the fabric seems to be dripping from the ceiling, like the store is oozing creativity.

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you may recognize the fabric covered vases that have been pictured around our home office and at our costa mesa store.

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i think my favorite part of the display is the yarn.  it is also used as decoration here at the home office – i love it, the colors make me happy :)

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amazing work again, guys!

Val -Jun 09, 2013, 11:57AM
Anthropologie sells these quilts as found objects in their stores. The prices range from $200-$300 which may be why Free People won't sell or give their sources for the quilts. There are many vendors on Etsy who sell kantha quilts and many who will see you a bundle of, say 10 for the price of one at Anthro. check it out: http://www.etsy.com/listing/127455855/10-wholesale-vintage-kantha-quilt-kantha?ref=shop_home_active If you can sew or are resourceful in finding someone who can make your curtain panels, Voila!
Lilwy -Apr 25, 2012, 10:57PM
I also love the curtains you use in your dressing rooms. Where can I buy them? Are they for sale? Hope so. Love 'em.

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it’s one of those gray, rainy days in philly where you just want to curl up under the covers and sleep all day.

if only i was here…

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…at the w retreat and spa in vieques, puerto rico.  the rest of the decor doesn’t look too shabby, but it’s those rainbow chairs that got me.

Lauren -Aug 05, 2012, 3:36PM
I went here on my previous spring break and it is even better than it looks! Take a week off and go there!!! You will not regret it
tgp -Aug 18, 2010, 1:27PM
wow! they look like the best chairs ever.

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some DIY inspiration from wanderlust- a jar lantern chandelier! so beautiful. i did some hunting online and found some similar ideas that are so lovely…

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i really love the idea of putting some sand in the bottom and dropping in a tea candle. i think that would be the perfect outdoor lighting at my family’s beach house.

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Hiren Modi -Jun 08, 2012, 6:59AM
@fp julia Nice DIY for chandeliers. I love that second photo and can't stop my self to re-publish on my recent blog post about backyard decorating ideas. http://www.vistastores.com/blog/best-backyard-decorating-ideas-with-shade-great-seating-and-lighting
daisy -Sep 16, 2011, 5:52PM
you can never have too many mason jars! :) I love the evening photo

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…this dude’s home is in.sane.

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i’m in love with that oriental carpet.

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ohhh what i would give for a rooftop space like that…

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fp julia -Jul 22, 2010, 2:26PM
!!! thanks for letting me know alyssa, i'm so excited!!!
Alyssa -Jul 22, 2010, 2:15PM
You can buy those rugs online. They're called Mad Mats and they're made of recycled plastic bottles or some such. Perfect for patios since you can hose them down. I have one just like in the picture with the blue couch.

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i LOVE these.  i saw this image on design for mankind last week and i’ve been a little obsessed with the idea every since. i want to go find a bunch of sticks and paint them and display them around my apartment.  it looks easy enough to do, right??

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-Aug 26, 2010, 6:10PM
just did it today :) looks really cute!
Kelsey -Jul 21, 2010, 6:00PM
This is amazing, the colors are so bright! I may have to try this one out myself.

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when we posted photos of our new costa mesa, california, store the other day, you may have noticed these beautiful fabric-covered vases sitting on some of the shelves. i loved them so i did a little digging to find out how are display team made them…

our team used large aluminum vases cast in india – but you can pick up some large inexpensive flower pots at your local gardening shop.

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next you need some pretty fabric. our team used antique turbans, bridal blouses and quilts they picked up over in india. check out vintage stores and flea markets for pretty vintage fabrics that work just as well :)

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now all you need is some mod podge, which you can order online or get from an arts & crafts store. use the mod podge to coat the fabric so it stays on the vases.  use the fabric however you want- i think it would look cool if you cut different fabrics into strips and collaged them onto the vase for a quilted effect!

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Dawn... The Bohemian -Jun 13, 2012, 2:32PM
I Love this Creative Idea for incorporating Exotic Beautiful Fabrics into Works of Art to Display! Thank You for Sharing it! Dawn... The Bohemian

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dreaming of relaxing outdoor spaces and dozing off in sun blotched shadows today…

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i need a hammock.

images via weheartit.

import towarów z chin -Oct 16, 2011, 11:05PM
Fuckin' Amazing!
Breanna -Jul 14, 2010, 6:54PM
Me also

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I moved here in January from the big smoke London.  I wanted to start fresh so packed light and got on the big jet plane.

Moving to a new country can be a pretty daunting experience. Unfamiliar with my new surroundings I had to find a place to live, pretty tough yes!

I wanted to find a place that I could play around with and create a little haven for myself. Not knowing Philadelphia I came across the first place that was safe and pleasant and took it.

Now I’m having fun making it my own. I love using my walls to create collages of inspirational thought; I collect random photo frames to trap my most memorable photos hang trinkets from family and friends and feature dried flowers wherever possible.

When I have friends over they engage themselves in the floor length mirror while I burn my multi coloured candles, dripping wax over wine bottles. The Diptyque scent usually fills the air while Nick Drakes plays subtly in the background.

My place is almost there, it’s nearly reached that comfort zone.

Starting from scratch is the most refreshing thing and letting your personality pour into a new home is quite satisfying don’t you think?

 

MOski -Aug 19, 2010, 10:59AM
An older post, I know, but I was just browsing and stopped when I saw your purple crochet tank top/dress? Where is it from??? It's wonderful I love crochet work, tell me about it!
Georgie -Jun 30, 2010, 12:49PM
What an amazing job you've done! Can't wait to see it in real life ;) xx

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