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Minnie in Malibu

by habituallychic

07 . 25 . 11
I wish I had seen the APT by LSD on Vogue.com feature on Minnie Mortimer‘s Malibu home earlier.  Since she’s an avid surfer, it would have made the perfect follow up to my Surf’s Up post.  I’m waiting for new bookcases to arrive so I was very taken with all her fabulous built-ins.  There is also nothing I love more than seeing what’s on someone else’s shelves.  The bookcases will flank my sofa so that means I can’t hang the art until after they arrive.  I can’t wait to create a new gallery wall like Minnie’s.  I love her mix of artwork and photography.  Another example of buy what you love and you’ll find a place for it. 

Photos by Claiborne Swanson Frank

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  1. KMS July 25, 2011 | 7:13 pm

    What a charming home. So peaceful but cheery. 🙂

  2. The New Diplomat's Wife July 25, 2011 | 7:14 pm

    great minds think alike – also posted this one and was thinking it was a great follow up to your surf post. more beach cottages please !

  3. Ivana July 25, 2011 | 7:47 pm

    What a beautiful home! It has such a chic and relaxed wibe!

    xx Ivana

  4. Karena July 25, 2011 | 7:54 pm

    Really love this, she has a great design sense.


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  5. Meghan Beierle-O'Brien July 25, 2011 | 10:39 pm

    I adore these vignette shots – they are so beautiful! And the bookshelves put a huge smile on my face – I know how hard bookshelves are to do well! Great spread!

    – M

  6. lintmag July 25, 2011 | 10:48 pm

    I love the last photo – that cool green dress and the black furry thing and a Goyard (?) bag all with that pretty robin’s egg blue wall? This is a closet that would be fun to dig through!

  7. Anna July 26, 2011 | 12:06 am

    So cute and comfortable looking! I’ve lately been obsessed with bookshelves that house actual books – love the way these are set up.

  8. Filia Artis July 26, 2011 | 1:53 am

    This week, just bought a nearly identical oak table with lion’s paw feet as was in the pic of this dining room. Oh, I feel so chic now! And I was trying to explain to hubby how you take something like that and put it with funky modern chairs and it looks cool. So pleased to see that image and love the grey book cases too!

    Found mine under a huge pile of dusty junk in a great big dairy barn out in the country – so it was a real junkyard gem!


  9. mydeco July 26, 2011 | 9:08 am

    bright but with added colour great pics