Inspiration File ~ Bed & Bath

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Inspiration File ~ Morning Meditation

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love…”  —Marcus Aurelius, April 26, 1221 AD – March 17, 180 AD .. linen & lavender visit our new site:

Inspiration File ~ Monastic Simplicity

A room that asks nothing of you…the ultimate luxury. Wishing you a peace-filled day. xo~ image via Maisons Côté Sud Dec 05-Jan 06 linen & lavender visit our new site:

l&l Travels: Languedoc ~ La Mas Fougairolles

La Mas Fougairolles (The Farm Fougairolles) is located deep in the South of France in the beautiful province of Languedoc.   A cozy sofa for two in front of the fire at La Mas Fougairolles. Rustic gray door with candle sconce beckons you to the charming kitchen. A collection of antiques and vintage ware set […]

Musings on light and letter-writing…

Loving the light in this bedroom and the downy white duvet  . . .so inviting.  I can see myself lingering with a favorite book in the morning or inspired to write a good old-fashioned letter here. What a treasure the handwritten letter these days.  Such a rarity in our modern age, it hardly matters how […]

Infinite possibilities…

November Topic Assignment: Name the thing/person/place you’ve always wanted to experience. Dream that money is no object. Tell the world what you’ve always wanted to do, but just haven’t done yet. Anyone who knows me, knows I dream of owning an estate in Italy.  The location I imagine is on a hillside with an expansive […]

I predict sweet dreams and blissful mornings…

This simple room is proof that a rejuvenating, “feel-good” space is well within reach for most of us.  unadorned plaster walls natural light crisp white linens sensuous blankets/throws key descriptors: tactile, natural, fresh, uncontrived    Image via:  Côté Sud Magazine  A “FEEL-GOOD”  MOVIE RECOMMENDATION: Mamma Mia! Dismiss any criticism you might have heard about the movie and just […]

Sleeping Pretty

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Design Daily – romantic and rustic

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“I still have linen sheets woven by my Belgium grandmother…”

Meet Kathie the winner of a $100 gift card in linen & lavender’s most recent give-away.  I have thoroughly enjoyed corresponding with her and was delighted when she sent me the lovely letter you will find via the link above.  I know you will enjoy the peek into her life and getting to know her […]

Design Daily – white linens, dark coverlet

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Midnight tonight – Are you in?

Maisons Côté Sud, Dec 01-Jan 02 TO BE ELIGIBLE, you have until midnight tonight* to Follow or Subscribe. For more chances to win, just leave a comment.  Each and every comment you post prior to the deadline gives you an extra chance at winning! . . . . . Sorry, this giveaway has ended.  Go [here] […]

The bedroom is her favorite…

Last month we met Tiffany, the first winner of our anniversary celebration give-away.  This month, we meet Kristi Delfino,  winner of “The Home Within Us” by Bobby McAlpine.  lb:  Tell us a little about yourself.  Where do you live? I live in San Jose, California with my boyfriend (a.k.a. “Mr. Big” -he is 6’9″) and […]

Design Daily – clean design, bedroom

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Design Daily – moody ambiance, bedroom

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