made in USA: schoolhouse

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founded by brian faherty in 2003 following his discovery of a long-lost collection of cast-iron glass shade moulds in an abandoned warehouse, schoolhouse has every ingredients the creative makers believe in: the preservation of american manufacturing, thoughtful living and purposeful design.

+isaac pendant+

i’ve been eyeing this issac pendant for a while. the minimal look of scandinavian-meets-vintage would be perfect for our second floor hallway. the isaac pendant is part of the Schoolhouse Electric Original, handcrafted in the portland factory.

+brass hardware+

they also have the solid brass cabinet knobs & drawer pulls handcrafted in the USA from 95% recycled brass. simply beautiful.

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+ SECO Marble Board +

marble and brass are always good together. marble is from vermont… also beautifully made in USA.

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definitely checkout schoolhouse if you’re looking for the next generation of heirlooms.

made in USA: schoolhouse

summer styling: white and gray for home

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a lovely gray & white interior that makes you wonder into the summer dream. i’ve been thinking about the railing with mesh panel for our (next) house, something simple like the one in this image.

although the property itself has a rather rural setting, the overall interior has a pretty relatable style for the urban dwelling… many ideas to steal.

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summer styling: white and gray for home

sunday open house: a cozy scandinavian home

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a cozy (and quite spacious- 4 rooms!) apartment with simple white interior and warm wood materials (chairs, tables, floor). my favorite corner is  around the dining table – the two pendant lights are lovely, and here we spotted the stokke highchair again. i can totally see myself using the dining table as work table & reading etc.

also it is true: bertois side chairs just can make any room look instantly modern& chic.
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sunday open house: a cozy scandinavian home

modern farmhouse blue

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love the refreshing combination of two shades of blue kitchen cabinets with gold/brass and leather material. together with the backdrop of simple square subway tile (only tiled 3/4 of the wall) and marble countertop – such a beautiful modern take of farmhouse palate.

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✚ gray paint for doors & kickboard is another nice detail to accentuate each space

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modern farmhouse blue

a summary scandinavian pad

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michitecture is no doubt a huge fan of scandinavian white interior style, not to mention the almost all white interior helps to drop couple degree inside the house during one of these hot summer days.

ready for the house tour?

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a summary scandinavian pad

gray, marble and some gold

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i can never resist the combination of gray, marble and gold (brass), and this apartment for sale from stockholm proved that you really can’t go wrong with these three elements.

some more nice details:

✚ gray kitchen cabinets + gold hardwares

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✚ gold cutlery with marble countertop

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✚ gold socket pendant

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✚ gray sofa (with linen cover?), marble top sidetable ( similar one here) and wood tabletop dining table with black metal frame

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scandinavian interior_gray and gold_living room_woodtop dining table with metal frame

scandinavian interior_gray and gold_bedroom gray wall_bedside pendant bulb

scandinavian interior_gray and gold_white bedroom dresser with gold handles

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happy monday!

gray, marble and some gold