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Simple Home --They wrote the book...

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Love these images from Mark and Sally Bailey's
{simple home} -calm spaces for comfortable living.

The book was first published in 2009, but I somehow missed it.  I just purchased it yesterday and have been immersed in its pages since.  We share much of the same design philosophy and approach to living. 

It's safe to say that anyone who enjoys l&l will love this book. 


I'm also just learning of their first book {recycled home}

It apparently received many accolades as well including being named one of the "Top ten interior books available" by the editor of House and Garden. —Where have I been? 

You can now find both books in the emporium

Recycled Home                                Simple Home: Calm Spaces for Comfortable Living
recycled home, the emporium (us)     simple home, the emporium (us)



I'm off to order recycled home for myself.  
Make it a great day!


simple home photography by Debi Treloar
(I just visited her website — lovely, lovely images!)


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l&l collection no. 11

l&l collection no. 12 - It speaks to me.

we like...Atlas Pepper Mills

we like...Atlas Pepper Mills
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Fireworks from the Ponte Vecchio

Fireworks from the Ponte Vecchio
Giovanni Signorini (Firenze)

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At our house:
{Cast iron deer plaque used as wall hook} 9.5"x8.5"x3.5" - $29.

Might I suggest?...

Might I suggest?...
Caprese salad is traditionally made with fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese –burrata cheese takes it to a whole new level...

Essential Oils ~ Gifts of Nature

Essential Oils ~ Gifts of Nature
There is something at once familiar and mysterious...

Appennino by Giambologna

Appennino by Giambologna
Between 1568 and 1586 Bernardo Buontalenti built a great palace at Pratolino...

John Saladino Feature

John Saladino Feature
"Every home should be a sanctuary...

Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box
...you'll be greeted by a peaceful storehouse of colors and textures —Feng Shui Heaven!

The grays have it!

The grays have it!
I've long embraced grays because they are so prevalent in the ancient stone villas...

linen & lavender -origin of a name

linen & lavender -origin of a name
To have a hand in the creation of a peaceful, soulful environment that uplifts, nurtures and inspires...

The Heart of the Home

The Heart of the Home
In art and design, we refer to negative and positive space...

Dream Weavers - Rumi

Dream Weavers - Rumi
I found my dreams but the moon took me away...

The Heart Expansion Experiment

Wind and Water

Wind and Water
A balanced living environment generates well-being and a balanced life...

"It's a mystery."

"It's a mystery."
Even when all indicators seem in opposition to what I want...

Rose Tarlow, The Private House

Rose Tarlow, The Private House
...interspersed with enchanting memories of her childhood home "Windrift" and inspiration garnered from the green fields of Ireland to antiquing jaunts in the heart of Paris.

Nesting Instinct

Nesting Instinct
...I opened up a bottle of wine and with the centuries-old stone walls glowing in the candle light, I set to work creating my first pasta dish of the trip. (Recipe following.)