I really like this photo above. Apparently, I really like personal objects on show and this Californian home of Monica Bhargava in House Beautiful has the x-factor that catches my eye. Though I'm more into the shell in darker hues, this is California and white suits it properly. But the collection of things is compelling and as Monica says, her home is filled with things she loves and it can be read like an autobiography of her life.
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Photos via HouseBeautiful / by Christine Pittel