Interior Inspiration: A Minimalist Beach House

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It’s hard to believe it is the last week of August! As a tribute to the end of summer, I will share all things summer related this week. First off, this minimalist beach house in South Africa. The layered textures and neutral palette make for a cozy yet breezy beach house. The views of the ocean are enough to make you long for a longer summer.

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Photography ©Warren-heath via Inside Out magazine

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Weekend Reading: White by Kenya Hara

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When I went to the La Garçonne store, I tried on nearly the entire collection of La Garçonne Moderne, added a few things to my basics wish list, but ended up buying the book White by Kenya Hara. This book has been on my reading list for a few years and I was happy to stumble upon it while shopping. In his book, Hara explores the depth of white as a color, a feeling and almost as a spiritual entity. Living in an overly colorful world, I’ve grown very fond of the absence of color, it feels refreshing and calming. I’m only a few pages into the book, but I intend to continue my philosophical exploration of white while upstate this weekend. Here are a few quotes from the book that resonate with me.

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“There is no such thing as “white.” Rather, “white” exists solely in our perception. Therefore we must not attempt to search for “white.” Instead, we must search for a way to feel whiteness…. As we achieve this rapport with white, our world glows more brightly, and its shadows deepen.”

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“White can be attained by blending all the colors of the spectrum together, or through the subtraction of ink and all other pigments. In short, it is “all colors” and “no color” at the same time. This identity as a color than can “escape color” makes white very special.”

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  Weekend Reading is a series highlighting articles and books that I find impactful, meaningful or educational.

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