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Lawrence Agyei Portraits + Best of the Web

by Grace Bonney


When it comes to photography, I have very little skill, but an endless amount of appreciation and love for those who do it well. Ever since I got to see Sasha Israel work on In the Company of Women, I’ve been following more and more photographers online to see what it’s like to view the world through their eyes.



Photographer Lawrence Agyei‘s work has been on my mind all week because he is able to capture and celebrate such vivid colors with incredible softness. Originally from Ghana, Agyei is now based in Chicago where he has worked on projects for VSCO, Apple and The Fader. But it’s his independent portrait series that tugs at my heart the most. Each one feels like the start of a beautiful story waiting to be told. If you need some weekend inspiration, click here to check out his work online. Until Monday, have a safe and wonderful weekend. Below are our favorite stories from around the web (and DS) this week. xo, grace


Wall-to-Wall Color in a West Texas Revamp


Corner & Compass: Celebrating Inspiring Families and Interiors


Um, so…this old-meets-new farmhouse is HEAVENLY. All the best parts of old farmhouse charm plus a major dose of Dwell modernism.


Before & After: A Baker’s Dingy Rental Becomes a Joyful Ode to Color


This Greenville, SC home is bursting with color and pattern.

I’ve never been a makeup person. But this shimmery red eyeshadow (stay with me…) is so slick and simple I may have to try it for the holidays.


I can’t afford these Jenny Sandals, but they are the glittery paillette-covered stuff of dreams.


This piece on Australian indigenous artist Mavis Ngallametta at Design Files is incredible. Her work is stunning.


Shop Tour: Le Cactus Club


A Wicked Good ‘Creamsicle’ Parfait + Cookbook Giveawayhttp://www.designsponge.com/2017/11/a-wicked-good-creamsicle-parfait-giveaway.html!


Before & After: A Bedroom Gets Some Color & A Touch Of Prep


Speaking of online shopping. These pink and orange two-toned gloves are winter gold.


Before & After: A Dreary Utility Room Becomes an Airy Bathroom


All of the bold colors in this textile trader’s home are amazing.


Effortless Boho Style Transforms a 90s Cookie-Cutter Home

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